Out lifestyle and habits change with the seasons and the weather in general and we don’t really think about it, it just happens. In the summer when it’s nice and sunny outside we enjoy feeling connected to the outdoors and by contrast, we enjoy spending our days indoors in winter, cuddling up in a cozy nook. What if you had a home that would adapt to these changes?
The most accurate example in this sense is an efficiency apartment located in Chacarita, Argentina which only measures 25 square meters in total. The thing that sets it apartment from other small apartments is the fact that it can physically expand in summer and contract in winter.
The apartment was designed by IR arquitectura in 2018 and its unusual structure is the direct result of the new internal fragmentation of the building that it’s a part of. So what’s so unusual about this place anyway? Well, one side of the apartment features this wall of retractable glass doors which can be opened up completely when it’s nice and warm outside, thus expanding the floor plan to also include the balcony.
The balcony is curved and has a glass roof which makes it rather similar to a sundeck. A delicate white mesh ensures privacy without blocking the view. All of this combined with the chic and modern interior design makes this apartment surprisingly user-friendly while also showcasing some of the coolest decorating ideas out there.