Welcome to the New York city apartment of Graham Hill, a Canadian-born architect committed to bringing sustainability into the mainstream. His apartment does more with less. It has a footprint of only 420 square feet. Yet it’s elegantly-designed and completely functional. What initially looks like a simple studio unfolds into much more, a Soho apartment that features no less than eight rooms — a bedroom, guest room, kitchen, office and the rest. We’ll let Graham, the founder of treehugger.com, take you on the grand tour, and we’ll leave you to wonder what a designer could do with this Parisian apartment measuring only 17 square feet….
H/T Jason G. via Gizmodo
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Hi, I really would like to suggest to add a foldable table in the toilet for a laptop or to do some writing when you have a private phonecall.
The text on the video says 350 square feet, whereas the story says 420 square feet.
Well done, indeed! I also wonder about a change in “feel” by going from ultra modern to a bit more traditional using a different medium for walls and floors throughout such as a hard wood – a light burnished elm for instance (supposing feng shui was a bigger object than $$). Can you see any reasons why that wouldn’t work? Looking at retirement in the face, we’ll be downsizing in a big way soon. Wonderful to see what’s possible. Thanks!
The Goliath table was amazing.
Yup, he also mentions in the video that it was 420 square feet. So we went with that. Whoever gave the video a title seems to have made an error.
regarding retirement and downsizing — many
art objects, wall-art, and personality related ‘things’ will necessarily need to be eliminated. Also, for an older person, good knees, good back, and flexibility would be required. Think of the comfort-zone of an airplane bathroom. I am a hedonist. For an even loving couple, this arrangement is perhaps too much togetherness — one must consider. Utility, space, and creativity are all spectacular! For a young, affluent individual — what a beauty — in the long term, one would be looking for other solutions.
Wonderful! Reminds me of a renovated walk-up I lived in on the Upper East Side of NYC in the late 1990’s. I think I measured the living space as 10×12′ excluding kitchenette and bathroom. This space has volume (which my studio was lacking) and of course the sliding unit which makes the space look downright huge. Well done.