Everyone deals with the lack of space in a small apartment in a different way. In the case of this 340 square foot studio from Manhattan, Allen+Killcoyne Architects opted for a clean and simple design that looks elegant and timeless.
Although there’s just one big room, a series of interconnected zones each with a different function were created. There’s a small work area in the corner which communicates with the living space.
The kitchen is situated at the other end of the room where there’s a small bar. The desk faces a wooden space divider that hides the sleeping area.
What’s really interesting about this apartment is that, although tiny, it’s very well organized, it feels airy, open and inviting and all that was achieved without the use of multifunctional furniture. It’s all about the way the spaces were organized and the way they communicate with each other.
Storage is not a problem. Cabinetry and shelves wrap around the room. The work area has its own storage compartments which are part of a huge wall unit that also incorporate the living room TV.
The kitchen bar wraps around the corner to maximize the usable space and the wall-mounted cabinets go all the way up to the ceiling.
The bedroom has plenty of storage too behind the white cabinet doors.
To further save space in the living area, the sofa features a very simple and sleek design and was placed in front of the window.
And for the tiny bathroom, glass shower walls and large mirrors maximize the space and the white fixtures brighten up the room.