If you've ever turned down an otherwise perfect apartment because it was too small, you may want to reconsider your stance after seeing PKMN Architectures' ingenious transformable home design. In the project “All I Own House,” the design firm created a set of sliding modular dividers that transform a small, single-story space into a multifunctional home and studio in Madrid. Commissioned by ERREPILA studio Founder Yolanda Pila, the design organizes all of the client's personal belongings into adaptable mobile containers custom-built to match her daily routine.
The flexibility of the transformable home is based on the three mobile library stack-like units that slide from side-to-side to reveal a kitchen, bedroom, and dressing room. The custom-made units are constructed from sturdy, but cost-efficient oriented strand board and are set on wheels and industrial rails so that the space can be easily rearranged in seconds. Opposite the mobile units is a fixed 250-square-foot living room that takes up approximately half the apartment.
The modular units contain 400-cubic-feet of volume and are equipped with space-saving furniture including a foldaway bed, work surface/dining table, and storage space. The first and slimmest unit comprises furniture for the kitchen and workspace, while the second unit contains the foldaway bed, additional storage, and sliding panels that can be extended for privacy. The third unit, located opposite the bathroom, serves as a dressing room and contains most of the storage space. Three sets of large glazed doors open out to a spacious backyard and let in copious amounts of natural light.
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