Small but "all"
Phase: Complete • Year: 2018 • Style: Modern • Area: 28 sq.m • Client: Private • Location: Sofia, Bulgaria • Photography: Andrey Katansky
Our experience leads us to believe that the compact living is a global trend that in the feature will become stronger. More and more people choose to live in the big megalopolis and to make the small studio and micro apartments their home. And in the future, this tendency will increase the number of people and it will decrease inhabitable space so that the dwellings will become smaller and smaller. To create wholly functional and welcoming home in such a restricted space arrangement is a significant challenge that requires a bold and brave way of thinking outside the box (sometimes literary). So here you can take a peak of how this difficult task were achieved and how successfully is to make the most out of every inch of space so in the end having a tiny, modern and clever home. There is a lot of things that come to mind when confronted with limited living space such as where to put all my stuff? Where should washing machine and water heater stand in order to be fully functional? Can we hide them? There is no space for table? Maybe much more but overall less is more! Decided in dark colors the elegant and functional „camper like“ table unit can be a “must have” option for any small space dweller. This dramatic space composition is achieved through the dynamic contrasts in the materials palette, the textural and color combinations. The airy elegance and dynamic modern hint of the black metal – clear glass doors compo introduces flexibility in the small apartment’s interior design. The alternation of smooth green surfaces, cement floors, black metal details and furniture with the warmer presence of the exposed wood texture and soft textiles is an intriguing and rich solution for a confined space. Painting bedroom area with stylish and characteristic wall accents that visually separates sleeping zone and creates the feeling that the bed area is a whole separate world. The design composition of this tiny apartment is laid on a duality of space concept: the deep rich green walls that accentuate the half of the space and separate the bedroom from the rest of integrated bathroom design with its vintage hints of black painted door and frames – it is a unique and artistic approach. This composition of dualism has an almost
mystical visual impact with its rich accents and details.