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Small One Bedroom Apartment in Sydney

Anthony Gill Architects has recently completed  a 410 square feet apartment in a Harry Seidler building in Sydney, Australia. The challenge consisted in adopting a  layout as inexpensive as possible  to suit a grown family. In this one bedroom apartment they wanted to provide separate sleeping areas and to increase the living space, offering in the same time a solution for the storage issue.  The solution provided worked beautifully.

The inserted into the existing space a 7 meters long wooden joinery containing all the clothes, books, toys, plates, food even the bed. In one side there is on opening for the entrance into the kitchen. That section of the shelving  is open for everyday objects and also provides filtered view into the main room. At the other end there is  the wardrobe block separating the two sleeping places.  The daughter’s bed  sits on a wooden frame above the sliding main bed that can be pulled from the main area.

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The main idea focused on functionality and not necessarily on appearance. That is why simple and inexpensive materials were used, like the plywood used in constructing the shelves and wardrobe and bed block were constructed from a hoop pine plywood with a beeswax finish. The project was a real success, managing to combine  beautifully , simple elements but in ingenious ways to create the desired additional sleeping space.{found on archdaily and pics by Peter Bennetts}