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Lego-style apartment transforms into infinite spaces
Lego-style apartment transforms into infinite spaces
Lego-style apartment transforms into infinite spaces

Lego-style apartment transforms into infinite spaces - Kirsten Dirksen

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Videos about simple living, self-sufficiency, small (and tiny) homes, backyard gardens (and livestock), alternative transport, DIY, craftsmanship and philosophies of life.

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Micro-apartment playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vVmlHtnQXc&list=PLMRx8kgwkvhIzw7NU0LtjJ0aH9kpR2Cn4

When Christian Schallert isn't cooking, dressing, sleeping or eating, his 24 square meter (258 square feet) apartment looks like an empty cube. To use a piece of furniture, he has to build it.

Located in Barcelona's hip Born district, the tiny apartment is a remodeled pigeon loft. Designed by architect Barbara Appolloni, Christian says the space was inspired by the space-saving furniture aboard boats, as well as the clean lines of a small Japanese home.

Christian sold his apartment and has reinvested his money and small space design ideas in opening a small hotel in Barcelona: www.hotelbrummell.com

Christian Schallert, photographer: www.instagram.com/christianschallert
Spanish-version tour with architect Barbara Appolloni: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vVmlHtnQXc&list=PLMRx8kgwkvhIzw7NU0LtjJ0aH9kpR2Cn4
Architect Barbara Appolloni: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vVmlHtnQXc&list=PLMRx8kgwkvhIzw7NU0LtjJ0aH9kpR2Cn4
Original story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vVmlHtnQXc&list=PLMRx8kgwkvhIzw7NU0LtjJ0aH9kpR2Cn4
How would a Swiss Army knife look if it were a tiny house

All of the furniture and rooms in Leonardo Di Chiara’s tiny house fold, swing and pivot into the walls so when closed the space is absent of color, like a whiteboard perfect for the creative process of a young architect. Calling it aVOID in reference to the hollow shell it can morph into, Di Chiara says it’s more aspirational than a reflection of his not-yet-hyper-minimalist lifestyle, He wanted an uncluttered lifestyle but he also wanted to be mobile and to live in a big city. His solution, to build a row house on wheels. Di Chiara has currently wedged his row...

Old silo now spaceship-esque tiny home in Berlin

After two years of living in a camper with his young daughter, architect Jan Körbes wanted something better suited to their active lifestyle, so he decided to realize a longtime dream of turning a grain silo into a microhome. With the help of his team at REFUNC, specialists in creative recycling, they bought an old grain bin from a farmer and set to work making it habitable. Working with a footprint of 4m2 (43 square feet), the group started by adding floors to the space. The final home is 3 stories and includes a climbing wall as sole means of reaching...

Paris micro-apartment stacks kitchen, bed, bath in 129 sq ft

When architect Julie Nabucet was asked to fit the rooms of a full-sized apartment in a 129-square-foot (12 m2) flat in the center of Paris (Montorgueil quarter), she stacked functions: she elevated the kitchen and rolled a bed-slash-sofa underneath (pulled out halfway, it's a couch; pulled out fully, it's a bed). To separate the cooking area from the sleeping/living room she used plywood boxes stacked as a wall. The boxes facing the kitchen are used as cabinets; those facing the bedroom are used as bookshelves. In the two-square-meter bathroom (21-square-feet), she squeezed an "Italian shower" (wet bath). There wasn't enough space...

Open Concept Modern Tiny House with Elevator Bed

Plans Now Available: https://www.sprucdmarket.com/plans/open-concept-rustic-modern-tiny-house-framing-shell/ Amazing Tiny House with open feel, everything transforms! Bed on DIY electric lift! Our favorite tiny house yet! Subscribe to my channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/knockoffwood?sub_confirmation=1 More info and plans/sources: http://www.ana-white.com/2017/01/open-concept-rustic-modern-tiny-house-photo-tour-and-sources Full of fresh, original tiny house ideas, this 24 foot long rustic modern tiny dream home on wheels has it all ... and open space to boot! Featuring a ceiling bed with automatic lift, convertible lounge area, flip up desk piece, clever sliding closet in the shower, sliding pantry shelf, hidden laundry, and much, much more, this tiny house achieves modern comfort in an open concept floor plan.

Extreme transformer home in Hong Kong: Gary Chang's 24 rooms in 1

Gary Chang has lived in the same 32 square meters (344 square feet) for nearly his entire life. Nearly 40 years ago, he moved into the tiny apartment with not only his parents and 3 younger sisters, but they rented a room to a tenant. During his childhood the space was divided into several small rooms- kitchen, bathrooms and 3 bedrooms (Chang slept on the couch). In 1988 when his family moved out (into something bigger), Chang bought the place from the landlord for $45,000 and began his experiments in small space design. Today, at first glance, the small space appears a...

House in a suitcase: tiny home + 2 trunks of furniture

Original story here: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/house-in-a-suitcase-tiny-home-2-trunks-furniture/ In 1996, Barcelona architects Eva Prats and Ricardo Flores were hired to convert an old community laundry into a penthouse. At just 27 square meters (290 square feet), the space was minimal; it was also just a temporary home and the clients wanted a home that was maintenance-free. Prats and Flores (in collaboration with the Mallorcan architectural firm Duch-Pizà) delivered their solution in the form of two suitcases. Their "Casa en una Maleta" (House in a Suitcase) consists of two big trunks in the center of the room which can be opened throughout the day to satisfy daily...

Paris microflat gets precise in space use with thrifty ideas

On a nurse’s salary, Flore Devaux knew buying a home in Paris would be difficult so when she stumbled upon a tiny flat near Montmartre within her price range, she was thrilled by every centimeter of the 18.76 square meters place (201.9 square feet). Armed with a drill kit and plenty of recycled materials, Flore- and her boyfriend Florian Moulin- built out plenty of storage space and custom furniture to make the space work for her: old wood boxes became book shelves; a drawer salvaged from the curb became under-the-bed storage; wheels added to an old steam trunk created a...

Turning Montmartre flat into adaptive space perched on Paris

When tasked with adding space, functionality and light to a small-ish apartment on Montmartre- the tallest hill in Paris-, architect Alex Delaunay embraced the neighborhood’s stair culture (the local Metro has a 112-step spiral staircase, Montmartre’s Rue Foyatier has 300 steps) and created a multifunctional staircase wall to celebrate the “local climbing culture”. After opening up the apartment by removing all the non-structural partitions, Delaunay took advantage of the apartments’ longest space to create a multi-use structure housing a small office, closet and geometrical storage stairs leading up to the former-attic-turned bedroom. The furniture wall also has a window to allow...

Tiny Origami apartment in Manhattan unfolds into 4 rooms

In 2005, third-grade-teacher Eric Schneider bought as big as an apartment as he could afford in Manhattan. He paid $235,000 for a 450-square-foot studio with a tiny kitchen. Then he let architects Michael Chen and Kari Anderson of Normal Projects design a way to pack more density into his small space. In order to fit more apartment in a small footprint, they created an object that's bigger than furniture, but smaller than architecture and that morphs with the changing activities of a day. It's a large, blue, oversized cabinet that houses all of the walls/bed/tables/shelving/closets needed for at least 4 full-sized rooms. By continuing...

29 Easy and Unexpected Ways to Make Your Home a Better Place

More Info on "29 Easy and Unexpected Ways to Make Your Home a Better Place" Video: 1. Turn boring white tiles into a fun, modern-looking https://goo.gl/T2q8m1 3. Make mismatched chairs look uniform by painting them all the same color https://goo.gl/WaovU5 5. Paint the inside of your cabinets a vibrant color https://goo.gl/DsynKw 7. Maximize space by using curtains in lieu of doors https://goo.gl/FvTSwx 8. Add a fun accent pillow to upgrade your plain couch https://goo.gl/YgpEhY 9. Create a library out of reclaimed wooden ladders https://goo.gl/fgdfUE 10. Use hook magnets to store items on your fridge https://goo.gl/wujqWD 11. Get the exposed brick walls of your Pinterest dreams with this peel-and-stick adhesive https://goo.gl/4jJ197 12. DIY this rose-petal backdrop https://goo.gl/x9i6qP 13. Use...

Madrid accordion home: transforming walls get 5 rooms from 1

Yolanda Pila wanted to convert her grandparent’s forties-style tiny home on the outskirts of Madrid into something that would fit her more modern lifestyle, as well as an in-home design studio. At her invitation, PKMN architects redesigned the 50-square-meter (538 square feet) home using sliding shelving units to create rooms that expand and disappear depending on the time of day. The movable modules are common in warehouses and commercial spaces (they are suspended from the ceiling on rails), but here the architects appropriated them as flexible walls for the different rooms in Yolanda’s home. PKMN Architects http://www.pkmn.es Errepila http://www.errepila.com/ Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/madrid-accordion-home-transforming-walls-get-5-rooms-from-1/

NYC "Swiss Army knife" apartment's walls open, fold & slide

Rosa and Robert Garneau's Chelsea apartment is small- just 550 square feet of usable space with a bedroom just 8 feet wide-, but they can both work from home, find privacy (even for meetings while the other is sleeping) and fit all their belongings (sports equipment and lots of office gear) thanks to walls that don't stand still. Nearly every "wall" in the Garneau's Transformer Loft opens to reveal cabinets, a bed or even a home office. And all of it was carefully designed for utility and precision. The hydraulics on their Murphy bed are so perfectly balanced that it opens...

Cubic mentality: 4-story Paris flat fits comfort in 25 sq mt

Architect Jérôme Vinçon believes that with architecture, like clothing, made-to-measure buys a lot more than ready-to-wear. When his friends Michel Craca and Gaelle Potel bought a tiny apartment (next door to the restaurant in Paris’ Montparnasse where he’s head chef and she’s maitre d’) and asked for his help, he delivered a piece of personal architecture where every centimeter was scrutinized. In what was once a doorman’s room and cellar, Vinçon took advantage of the 17 feet of height and crafted four floors of personal architecture in just 25 square meters. Instead of creating the smallest staircase possible, Vinçon turned the...

39 Awesome Kitchen Life Hacks

Here are 39 clever kitchen hacks to make your life that much easier. I've compiled a roundup of some of the best kitchen tips and tricks! Latest Video : http://www.thaitrick.com/lastclip Please Like & Share. Thanks for subscribe. ------------------ Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/thaitrick Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thaitrick Twitter: https://twitter.com/thaitrick Website: http://www.thaitrick.com

Manhattan shoebox apartment: a 78-square-foot mini studio

A couple years ago, Manhattan architect Luke Clark Tyler, lived in a 96 square foot apartment. Instead of upsizing with his latest move, he chose to squeeze himself and his belongings into even less space. Luke now lives in a 78 square foot shoebox studio. It's too narrow to fit a bed lengthwise, but using a bit of plywood and 2x4s he built his own custom bed/couch. He keeps his clothes, plates, microwave, books, spices and shaving and cleaning supplies in a large built-in cabinet. The rest of his kitchen is a tiny refrigerator that helps hold up his desk (he...

Maison garage: old parking as tiny home in Bordeaux, France

Jérémie Buchholtz wanted an affordable apartment in Bordeaux (he's a photographer who splits his time between Paris and Bordeaux so his budget was limited), but he wasn't finding anything he liked. Then he stumbled upon a listing for a garage.  There was no house, it was just an abandoned garage for sale. And it looked like one. It had big metal doors that blocked out any sunlight and inside it was being used more as a junk room. So Buchholtz called his friend and architect Matthieu de Marien who specializes in converting stores, offices and other spaces into homes. De Marien took one look...

IKEA Hack Platform Bed DIY

This video shows you how to turn seven standard kitchen cabinets from IKEA into a platform bed with storage underneath. It's a perfect solution for anyone with limited closet or attic space. Also check out the FREESTANDING VERSION: https://youtu.be/SbwLn02Q55g READ MORE AND GET BLUEPRINTS AT http://handydad.tv/ikea-hack-platform-bed-diy/ BEFORE ASKING A QUESTION, CHECK THE Q&A: http://handydad.tv/ikea-hack-platform-bed-qa/ FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/handydadtv SHARE THIS VIDEO ON FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/1ZSraq4 BLUEPRINTS OF THIS PROJECT ARE AVAILABLE AT http://handydad.tv/ikea-hack-platform-bed-diy/ RELATED BEDROOM PROJECTS: Bed Bridge Bookcase - http://handydad.tv/ikea-hack-bed-bridge-bookcase Boy's Bedroom Makeover - http://handydad.tv/boys-bedroom-makeover -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- You need to see this: "Ultimate Desk Setup" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFicEWko8y0 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-

Furniture meets robotics: superpower to show/hide what's used

Robotics-engineer-turned-entrepreneur Hasier Larrea wants to give furniture superpowers. In response to rising rents and populations in global cities, he has created a tool to make small spaces work harder with robotics. http://orisystems.com As head of Architectural Robotics research at the MIT Media Lab, Larrea spent 4 years developing strategies for “living large in a small space”: his team created an “army of furniture with superpowers” and built a 200 square-foot living laboratory focused on using mechatronics (electronics plus mechanical engineering). Now, his company Ori- Japanese for “to fold”- has created robotic furniture that transforms into a bedroom, living room or an office...

San Francisco brick boiler room turned industrial tiny house

Architect Christi Azevedo transformed a tiny boiler room in her San Francisco backyard into a compact home crafted like custom furniture. Trained in metalworking and furniture building, everything is tailored to create a home that feels much larger than its 88 square feet (8 feet wide by 11 feet deep). Christi Azevedo: http://christiazevedo.com/ Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/san-francisco-brick-boiler-room-turned-industrial-tiny-house/

Kristie Wolfe builds underground home & sets rural WA hamlet

Inspired by the success of the Hawaii treehouse she built for $11,000, Kristie Wolfe began searching for land to build a “Hobbit”-inspired village. Knowing that there is land to be found for cheap in this country (she bought her Hawaii property for $8000), she began to search the Northwest for sites. https://faircompanies.com/videos/building-your-own-hawaii-minimal-house-for-a-vacations-cost/ “There’s a lot of land everywhere, if you look on craigslist, if you look on zillow, you can find property so it’s not really that there’s not a lot. The issue is with property that’s in my price range- I’m looking for property that’s $10,000 to 20,000- usually there’s a...

Rubik cube flat flips office, storage, dining & bedroom in SF

When Donnie Wang bought his 530-square-foot studio apartment in San Francisco’s Financial District, he was single. When his now wife, Nicole Chiu-Wang, moved in, he needed to stretch his bachelor pad to cover dinner parties, overnight guests, work from home (at times, for two) and his stylist wife’s large wardrobe. He called on his friend, designer Peter Suen, who pulled in his friend, designer Charles Irby, who began to design a kind of lean-to for grownups for his living room. They prefabbed a morphing wood and cement cube in Irby’s Oakland design studio ICOSA (he CNC’ed the formwork) outfitted with a...

Virgil unbound: Italian Alps ruin becomes dream budget home

When his wife inherited a ruined stable in Italy’s Orobic Alps, architect Alfredo Vanotti reinvisioned the space as a family home, reflecting local craftsmanship and his love of modern design. To daylight the home, Vanotti created a long skylight and four large windows facing the Valtellina Valley below. To create exterior walls that resembled the “dry stone” technique of the the region’s traditional homes, he used local stone and a minimal amount of cement to hold it together. For the interior, Vanotti used reinforced concrete, along with natural larch and iron to give the home a more modern feel. “Concrete is misused,”...

On life, work & leisure in Gothenburg's tiny house allotment

Sweden’s first allotment gardens and summer cottages were established in 1895, much later than the dachas of Russia or the extra-urban gardens of the UK and Denmark, but the gardening/tiny cottage tradition is still evident outside any large city. The “members” (the land is leasehold) of each plot are allowed to build a tiny cottage or shed. We visited a Koloniträdgård (allotments) outside of Gothenburg where members were allowed to build a shelter of up to 10 square meters (108 square feet). We talked to one family who “bought” their right to the small cottage and garden for 3,000 euros....

Liveaboard life: minimalism in a tiny home at sea

Teresa Carey lives on her sailboat Daphne with no flush toilet or shower, an icebox for a refrigerator, no television and few electronics. She doesn't see it as a sacrifice, but as an opportunity to live a bigger life unfettered by her possessions. Find how how Teresa affords this lifestyle: http://sailingsimplicity.com/money-money-money-mon-ay/ More info on original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/liveaboard-life-minimalism-in-a-tiny-home-on-water/ Teresa's blog: http://sailingsimplicity.com/ More about Teresa: teresacarey.com