You Won’t Believe The Difference This Sliding Wall Makes in a 390 Sq. Ft. Apartment
Less is always more in today’s fast paced world obsessed with the micros and the minis! Everything is becoming smaller and smaller, and that’s BIG hit if it is a cosy little apartment for one.
Michael K Chen Architecture (MKCA) have refurbished a 390 sqft apartment in Manhattan, New York and made it an astounding 5 in 1 apartment – by adding just one sliding wall.
MKCA specialize in micro-living architecture, and this is their latest invention. The apartment is housed in a 20s co-op building in Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan, but speaks Y2K after MKCA has added it’s contemporary touch to the tiny space. The architects creatively employ white paint, LED lights and a minimalist layout to impress the viewer with a spacious outlook.
If you enter the apartment when it’s set for day time, you’d miss the bed; Nowhere to be seen as a couch faces the TV wall and a work, and storage space alternatively hide behind white sliding cabinets, which clear the view to one thing at a time and reveal only what is needed. But here’s the trick: the TV wall is a sliding wall, which moves forward through a motorized action to reveal a hidden wall, out of which springs the folded bed. More storage space is also revealed, which is adequate for clothes and other things stored in a bedroom. The bed can remain stowed to create a dressing space, giving the apartment its 3rd look.
Facing this 3 in 1 component is a sturdy little kitchen with improved cabinet space and solid surface counters, and a dining area for four, stowed in a corner to allow maximum walking space. Behind the wall-fitted refrigerator lies a bath fitted with a linen and laundry hamper cabinet, accessible through a chic pocket door.
All the cables, audiovisual and networking components of the apartment are stored within the magical sliding wall that turns this tiny apartments into 5 different things.It also has additional storage and display space.
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