Gallery: Normal Projects Maximizes Space & Efficiency with the 450 Squa...

Affordable apartments in the heart of Manhattan usually require you to give up certain luxuries such as room for entertaining or an area to eat that doesn’t double as your bathroom. But one New Yorker has succeed in making the most of his 450 square feet of Upper West Side studio apartment with the Unfolding Apartment, a smart interior designed by the owner’s friends at Normal Projects, an architectural firm based in New York. The apartment boasts a kitchen with ample counter space – which doubles as a bar area for dining – a Viking range, and a set of half-height refrigerators, plus space for a full size bed, home office, library, and closet! Thanks to a sleek custom oversized wall-unit, the designers were able to fit way more into this tiny package.

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  1. Taipeigirl April 22, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    I wonder how much is the construction cost? Is this done by millworker?

  2. lazyreader April 28, 2011 at 7:52 am

    The Fifth Element comes to mind.