I am clearly not suitable to stay in a shoebox-sized, or commonly known as “Mickey Mouse” sized apartment in Singapore (I think I may go crazy living in a little box) but I was fairly intrigued to find out how people can manage to stay in a tiny room yet pack in everything they need (I think my bedroom & toilet combined is bigger than some of the apartments featured below!) like a bed, kitchen, toilet, and washing machine…
It is possible of course, think camper vans and boat cabins with loads of multi-tasking and transformable parts.
I kinda like the movable partitions idea from the Hong Kong apartment best out of the three apartments featured, though the tinted windows makes me dizzy. The hi-tech apartment is cool, but I worry what would happen when there is a blackout… a little too much heavy lifting in the third ‘LEGO-style’ apartment.
See videos of the apartments after the break. The transformations are quite amazing actually.
I do think we can all learn how best to maximize space and storage opportunities from these folks. Some very creative ideas! Perhaps some movable partitions and multi-tasking rooms for my next place?
If you enjoyed this post, you may like to find more ‘inspirations’ from these posts:
- Inspirations: Functional ‘shoebox’ apartments
- Inspirations: The minimalist 5 room HDB
- Inspirations: The Brookvale Park apartment
- Inspirations: The Cambridge Road Inter-Terrace
- Inspirations: The Don Draper apartment
- Inspirations: Arch Daily’s Building of the Year awards 2011
- Inspirations: Some renovations from the H&D site
- Inspirations: Maisonettes featured in Home & Decor magazine
- Inspirations: Conservation houses in Singapore