We’re always impressed when architects find innovative ways to make the most of a small space apartment. And when your apartment is only 27 square meters in size, you have to get inventive.
Architect Brad Swartz redefined what a small apartment could achieve with the refurbishment project on his tiny space in Darlinghurst.
The inner-city studio apartment is compact to say the least, yet the smart, multi-purpose approach to storage makes a world of difference.
The key to Swartz’ space maximising is the core multifunctional storage unit in the middle of the apartment. Featuring a clever combination of drawers and doors the unit offers a host of cupboards and drawers of various sizes, as well as a drop-down desk, whilst also functioning as the wall between the main living area and bedroom.
The unit is the key architectural feature that divides what was a single open space, and houses Brad’s TV within its handy combination of open and closed cupboards and shelving. Sliding doors also give access to the bathroom, again revealing yet more storage above the door.
Other clever tricks throughout the apartment include the addition of drawers beneath a raised floor in the bedroom and even more above the bed, which again features an open timber-lined shelf, removing the need for space-hungry bedside tables.
Brad laid out the apartment to maximise the natural light through the four traditional sash windows. Keeping everything white (aside from the contemporary galley kitchen) helps even further, whilst the timber flooring adds a warm touch.
It would be easy to say the key to this tiny apartment’s success is simply about storage. But ultimately, there’s an elegance to the thoughtful functionality of it that marks it out as a cool example of smart home design.
Images sourced from: Brad Swartz Architects
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