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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

Documentaries on Frank Lloyd Wright his Life, Works and Legacy

Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the architects who got me interested in architecture. My interest in architecture began when I saw the Solomon Guggenheim Museum from a chase scene in Men in Black.

After watching the movie, I did some research on the house. I found out that Architect Frank Lloyd Wright-designed the building in the late fifties. Given that the building was 24 years older than me, it looked like it was only newly built. It looked new compared to most of the buildings in Cebu back then.

I researched more about the architect, and I was amazed at his designs. One project that still inspires me today is the Kaufmann House or better known as Fallingwater. This project has motivated me to become an architect.

The first time I saw a photo of falling water, it boggled my mind. I've never seen a house with its own waterfalls. Apart from this unique feature, the house looked new to me, and it didn't look anything close to a traditional Filipino house. It had large geometric terraces stacked on top of each other. The house had a long cantilever that made the house appear to be floating on the water.

I have always admired Frank Lloyd Wright's work. A few years ago, it was hard to find videos and documentaries that feature works done by Frank Lloyd Wright. There are now a few documentaries available on YouTube you can watch. I have shared a few of the documentaries about him in this post. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did.