Architects and interior designs are constantly struggling to pack as much function into as little space as possible and the biggest challenging is knowing how to combine all the different elements in a way that doesn’t make a small apartment feel tiny or claustrophobic. We could learn a thing or two from TOWOdesign. They recently transformed the interior of a loft apartment from central Shanghai into one of the most inspiring homes we’ve come across. The apartment only measures 48 square meters in total but that doesn’t stop it from being very bright, open and airy. To achieve the perfect balance between looks and functionality, the designers organized the apartment into a series of function boxes.
At the center of the apartment stands a yellow box which incorporates the kitchen cabinetry and which acts as a separator between the sleeping box and the living area. This yellow box is like a ray of sunshine, cheering up the decor and giving it a fresh and playful vibe. The living space is open and airy, with plenty of natural light and a very comfy and casual feel. The sleeping box is at the opposite side of the apartment and is covered in wood which gives it a warm and cozy ambiance. These are the highlights regarding the layout and organization of the spaces. As far as the whole apartment decorating strategy is concerned, the images speak for themselves.