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Small apartment redesigned like an 'urban beach house'

Instead of building anew, or demolishing them outright, many European cities have older buildings that could be viable candidates for preservation — by way of transforming them into new residences. In Barcelona, Egue y Seta converted a small, 430-square-foot (40-square-metre) space into a contemporary home for a couple, conceived as …

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Not-so-big 409 sq. ft. apartment renovation 'densifies' functions

How to make a small space feel bigger? There’s a diverse repertoire of solutions from using transformer furniture to hiding storage in underused spaces like the stairs. In this remodel of a couple’s 409-square-foot apartment in Sao Paulo, Brazil, design firm Estúdio BRA took the approach of “densifying” and lowering …

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Incredibly Well-Planned One-Room Apartment in Stockholm

This small, one-room apartment in Stockholm, Sweden, is incredibly well planned. With the home at just about 344 square feet (32 square meters), it features a fully equipped kitchen and spacious living room that doubles as a sleeping area.A small entrance hallway guides you toward each entertainment space, while the …

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Single-Level Apartment in France Turned into Welcoming Duplex

This single-level apartment in the city of Rennes, France, no longer served the living needs of its owners, a couple with a young child. The inhabitants enlisted French office Studio mAAb to open up the attic of the building to create a double-height interior.Moreover, the design team incorporated two wooden …

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