NEVER TOO SMALL ep.7 Micro Apartment Design George
How you experience space is marked by the sequence of moving through space through varying heights and through material change. It’s all about contrast, it’s all about depth, it’s all about layering of views The apartment block is built in the 1950s. It’s 28 square meters. we gutted the apartment completely and then we installed a couple of steel beams to pick up the loads from above then it allowed me to completely reorganize the space below The apartment is a series of small spaces The first half of the space is marked by three compartments, the kitchen, the bathroom and the threshold Having that black kitchen as you come into the space pulls your eye through the kitchen through the light it gives you a hint of what’s in the next room The bench top is a servery but it’s also mise en place. With the joinery went full height so there is deep storage, which accessible from both sides What binds the kitchen and the bathroom together is a threshold It hides all your plumbing and the wardrobe is camouflaged in this portal As you come in that’s that tile on the ground which continues on into the bathroom which continues up the wall it ends at the ceiling gives you the sense of continuity from one space into the next Even the organization of where we decide to place that full height mirror, layers the space even further The simple plane creates a space under and over so there’s that transition in height as well So the volume of the space is changed It’s about the range of affordances that come with this horizontal plane You know it’s a space that the bed sits on. The bed slides under put the table on the platform, It seats six comfortably The ply continues on along the edges of the plane with extra storage I suppose what I wanted for the main space is the simplest gesture possible, is a horizontal plane oriented towards the view.