As city property prices continue to skyrocket, the trend for micro apartments is growing.
We’ve rounded few examples – from a 13-square-metre crashpad in Poland, to a Parisian flat with a home cinema – to show how to make the most of a tiny space!
Versailles by Catseye Bay
Bespoke joinery with built-in storage creates partitions in this Sydney studio apartment. The 36-square-metre flat, which was renovated by local design firm Catseye Bay, is rented out to holidaymakers.
22m2 Apartment by A Little Design
Floor-to-ceiling storage units make use of every scrap of head room in this 22-metre-square micro apartment in Taipei, designed by Taiwanese studio A Little Design.
100m3 by MYCC
Lack of floor space in this small but lofty Madrid apartment led Spanish studio MYCC to consider a more vertical arrangement. The resident has to scale the walls using ladders and stairs, like a character in a computer game.
Micro-Apartment Moabit by Spamroom and John Paul Coss
This Berlin apartment is organised around a compact timber unit. Designed by Berlin studio Spamroom and architect John Paul Coss, this space-saving addition contains a bathroom and hosts a mezzanine sleeping area.
13m2 Apartment by Szymon Hanczar
The smallest apartment on the list is the 13-square-metre residence of Polish designer Szymon Hanczar. To maximise his tiny space in Wrocław, Hanczar created a sleeping platform above the kitchen and bathroom, a suspended seating area and a wall-mounted bike rack.
Salva46 by Miel Arquitectos and Studio P10
Miel Arquitectos and Studio P10 created two micro live-work spaces within this Barcelona apartment. The two residences have separate bedrooms and workspaces, but they share a kitchen, dining area and lounge to make the most of their combined 65 square meters.
Studio Li by Anne Rolland
A birch-plywood unit separates the bedroom from the living space in this Parisian studio, located inside a 17th-century townhouse. To squeeze extra living space out of the compact apartment, architect Anne Rolland also converted a former slurry pit below it into a music room and home cinema.
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