Meet the world’s smallest apartment
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Rent Café often posts creative and unique ways to optimize space in apartments of varying sizes. We don’t believe that it is what you have so much as how you use it.
One Chinese architect took that lesson to heart when designing his home. A video on Planet Green reveals how Gary Chang created the smallest yet most accommodating apartment in the world.
In the jam-packed city of Hong Kong rests a dwelling that demonstrates human ingenuity and space conservation at its best. The apartment has a mere 330 square feet, yet it lacks none of the creature comforts of modern living. The space was created to maximize efficiency while keeping residents and guests comfortable.
Sliding walls allow the house to transform for different purposes at different times. Slide a wall back to reveal a closet. Slide that wall to the side to reveal the bathroom. Need extra space for guests? The wall above the bathtub drops down to reveal a twin-size bed. The wall-mounted TV in the living quarters can be moved to reveal a kitchen, which is no more than two meters wide but has everything needed to make meals.
The structure can be arranged to create 24 combinations. These sliding walls are what make living in the small space so doable for modern tastes. Other important features include glass and metal that are used to increase the natural light of the space, which comes in through four tiny windows on one end of the home. The glass has the added bonus of making the space seem larger.
Now, your 800-square-foot studio apartment seems like plenty of space, right? Learn a few tricks to make the most of your space.