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Incredible Transforming LEGO Apartment Packs 4 Rooms Into 1

by , 05/05/11
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Christian Schallerton has retrofitted a tiny apartment up with a vast view of Barcelona into an incredible transforming home that packs a lot of living space into a tiny footprint. Inspired by boat design, Japanese homes, and Zen minimalism, the 258 square-foot apartment 90 steps above the street is a multi-functional space that can transform from a kitchen to a living room, bedroom, or dining room with some clever built-in furniture.

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The challenge of turning a tiny blighted space into an airy pad with all the amenities makes for an inspiring narrative. Inspired by the way boat furniture tucks of folds away, the apartment features a table that folds down from the wall. The bed, tucked under the outdoor patio by day, rolls out to serve as seating, a lounge or steps to the outdoor living space.

In traditional Japanese homes a single room is transformed by tucking accommodations into a wall of built-in cabinets, so Christian decided to take it one step further. Pop-out doors reveal a clothes closet and a storage area for accessories at one end. At the other end, a panel opens to reveal a little kitchen complete with a sink dishwasher and pantry. A mid-sized refrigerator is even placed behind a cabinet door.

The bath is built right into the space with a glass box containing a shower and cubic sink set at the end of the room. Only the toilet gets its own space, complete with periodical cabinet within easy reach.

Rather than moving to get to another room, one simply transforms the existing space. The system works in subtle ways, shifting functions to enable an inspired approach to micro living.

Via Fair Companies

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6 Comments

  1. Diana BC March 10, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    really great… just for one or maybe two persons… no more… because live in there whit kids…. I dont know..

  2. nimueh May 10, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Wonderful place and nicely done, love it. @ALDENI1966 question => Yeah, I got curious too.

  3. ALDENI1966 May 8, 2011 at 3:40 am

    Congratulations ! Great idea .What was the budget for this appartment ? Alain

  4. Eletruk May 6, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    The shower didn’t seem too well thought out, having the door swing inward while in the shower looks very awkward, why didn’t he just have it swing out?

  5. Maria Teresa Chíncaro E. May 5, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    me encanta sobre todos las gavetas que lo guardan y esconden todo en el mejor sentido de la palabra, sobre todo con el tamaño de los depas ahora.

  6. litha May 5, 2011 at 4:36 am

    your a genius man,anbelievable,but i like so much your idea,thats very awesome,i planning to build my own house by october,and your house is very inspiring ,

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