It’s true that New York apartments are small, and open spaces are hard to come by unless you’re willing to fork out lots of cash or live next to the airport. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone’s apartment that’s this small, especially one whose space is used so cleverly!
The apartment is a project by treehugger.com founder and entrepreneur Graham Hill who enlisted the help of design firm Life Edited to make his Soho closet into a practical, highly functional, transformative space. His goal was to create the ideal New York apartment that not only leaves “a small footprint, both physically and environmentally,” but one that’s also beautiful and has the utility of a space ten times the size.
Hill’s apartment is a constantly evolving space. However, it currently has the ability to turn into eight fully functional “rooms” thanks to hidden sliding walls, bunk beds, and even a stove tucked away in a drawer! Hill and Life Edited are persistently working to streamline the room, stripping it down to its bare necessities.
As a fellow New Yorker, I can relate to the struggle to maximize the space your allotted and find inventive ways to create storage and free up room to move in confined areas. However, most of these solutions seem like more hassle than help, and forget having a real wardrobe or making the occasional mess!
What do you think of this transformative apartment? Sure, it’s an interesting experiment in practical design, but would you want to live in it? Does this video inspire you to do any functional reorganizing of your own?