Here’s a design riddle for you: how do you fit 24 rooms in a 30-square meter space?
Change the walls to make the small space transform in 24 different ways!
This was the concept behind the design of this apartment. By incorporating moving walls and foldable components, Architect Gary Chang of Hong Kong has definitely made the most out of his small space. See for yourself in the video above.
The “one space fits all” idea is not new to us. The bahay kubo demonstrates a simple version of this concept where one space is used as a living, dining, and a sleeping area by folding, unfolding, removing, and adding furnishings. However, Chang’s design incorporates more sophisticated strategies and components to suit today’s complex lifestyle.
I wonder if in the near future this would become the standard, as we see more and more condos being built in the city. I doubt it, though, because it would still be relatively expensive locally. Pricey steel tracks and lightweight wall systems were used for ease of movement. But Chang’s solutions are definitely ingenious.
Check out his other project The Suitcase House Hotel which used a similar design concept.
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