Beautiful Houses: Five to One Apartment

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Today we will show you small and charming apartment in New York, a project by MKCA. The architects created a really nice concept for this 390 square foot (36 square meters) home. A movable wall serves as the main element to better utilize space while giving the apartment a modern and cozy look. Since space is always a big issue, it is always inspiring to see different ways to approach small places. Take a look.

Make sure to check out MKCA website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. :)

Description from the architects: The 5:1 Apartment is the latest evolution of MKCA’s research on micro housing, containing the functional and spatial elements for living, working, sleeping, dressing, and entertaining, plus kitchen, dining, and bathing space within a compact 390 sf.

Beautiful Houses: Five to One Apartment

Beautiful Houses: Five to One Apartment

Beautiful Houses: Five to One Apartment

Beautiful Houses: Five to One Apartment

Beautiful Houses: Five to One Apartment

Beautiful Houses: Five to One Apartment

Beautiful Houses: Five to One Apartment

Beautiful Houses: Five to One Apartment

Beautiful Houses: Five to One Apartment

A motorized sliding storage element glides from one end of the room to the other, revealing and exchanging spaces between daytime and nighttime zones. As the moving volume pulls away from the wall, it reveals a dressing room zone with built-in dresser drawers and clothing storage. Fully extended, the space for a queen-sized fold-down bed is created. The sliding element is powered and cabled for television and audio, and houses all of the audiovisual and networking components of the apartment along with additional storage and display space. A pivoting enclosure with custom speakers allows the television to rotate 180 degrees for viewing from the seating area, or the bed and dressing rooms. A built-in nightstand with power for a reading light and alarm clock is located adjacent to the headboard.

Beautiful Houses: Five to One Apartment

Beautiful Houses: Five to One Apartment

Beautiful Houses: Five to One Apartment

Beautiful Houses: Five to One Apartment

Beautiful Houses: Five to One Apartment

Beautiful Houses: Five to One Apartment

Beautiful Houses: Five to One Apartment

Beautiful Houses: Five to One Apartment

Beautiful Houses: Five to One Apartment

Beautiful Houses: Five to One Apartment

Beautiful Houses: Five to One Apartment

We found this house at Contemporist.

Photos by Alan Tansey.

Written by

Gisele Muller

I'm Gisele Muller, someone who loves communication, design, creativity, technology and everything in between. A Brazilian current living in Santa Cruz, CA. Twitter user: @gismullr

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