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5 Smart Apartment Designs That Maximize Space

One of the key design solutions for a well-designed tiny apartment is multifunctional spaces. Assigning several functions to an area minimizes wasted space and maximizes every inch of space. Hiding unused components also declutters the area, making it appear larger than it looks. These are just some of the clever solutions designers implement to create beautiful and efficient interiors. Below are seven well-designed tiny apartments that will capture your interest.   1. 24 in 1 Transformer Apartment Designed by: Architect Gary Chang Area: 24 sqm / 258 sq. ft. The concept for the apartment is a time-based design that uses shared space one function at a time. Several movable walls hide everything out of sight, decluttering the space. Everything slides against the wall to open up center space. By layering several movable walls, the apartment has abundant storage space hidden within the wall. Shifting the center wall panel to the center allows access to the hidden bathtub, which also has a

Toothpick Architecture

There are ways to express one's own creativity. Most creative people are not limited to the availability of materials to create their masterpieces. There are a few who use the most common materials available to express their art and still create magnificent masterpieces.
Toothpick Art

The artists below skillfully create marvelous sculptures using toothpicks or matchsticks as their main material. The number of materials, effort, and patience that they put into their work will surely boggle one's mind.

Steven Backman
Toothpick Architecture
Empire State Building
Images courtesy of Toothpick Art - Steven Backman
Toothpick Art
Freedom Tower
Images courtesy of Toothpick Art - Steven Backman

Back in my college days, we regularly produce scaled models of our proposed designs. I know from experience how tiresome it is to make a scaled model using the usual materials. That's why I appreciate the complexity of these sculptures because creating a scaled toothpicks model is a lot harder than using boards or vinyl for scaled models.
Stan Munro

La Sagrada Familia
Images courtesy of Toothpick World
Scott Weaver 
Toothpick Art
Images courtesy of This is Colossal
Patrick Acton
Notre Dame Cathedral
Images courtesy of Matchstick Marvels
Toothpick Art
Minas Tirth from the Lord of The Rings
Images courtesy of Matchstick Marvels

It would be great if I could personally see one of these amazing works of art. I'll just have to settle with the next best thing and appreciate these works of art through the screen. Visit the artist's official websites to view more of their works.

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