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 folded murphy bed for guests. Gary Chang utilizes murphy beds to hide the beds against the wall.

A retractable projector screen on the window also doubles as a curtain. The mirrored ceiling makes the tracks less conspicuous and also creates the illusion of a bigger space.

4³ Modern Tiny House Tour

A tour on a modern 16 square meter tiny house
4³ is a tiny house design I conceptualize during the lockdown. With 4m on all sides, it has a building footprint of 16 square meters and a volume of 64 cubic meters. The design utilizes vertical space to maximize the livable area of the house. Each space is interconnected and has several functions. The living room transforms into a dining room, while the kitchen floor functions as a bench for the dining room.

Storage space is not an issue in this house. A full-size cabinet is found at the entrance of the house. Drawers underneath the sofa and kitchen floor provide extra storage space.

A net hammock increases the usable space on the loft while still allowing light and ventilation to the ground floor. This design aims to provide comfort to its users while utilizing every inch of the house's area.