Friday, September 2, 2011

Making the most of things

A Tiny Apartment Transforms Into 24 Rooms

Just over a month ago, there was a posting about a truly hideous advert for an apartment in Hong Kong. In the absence of a proper HPC, some blog readers may have to make some serious compromises about the size of their property if they decide to buy. This video shows a truly inspiring effort by a Hong Kong architect to make the most of his small flat.

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6 thoughts on “Making the most of things

  • Absolutely stunning exercise, although totally impractical for relatively uneducated and impractical mass majoority of the population due to the high level of skill required to design and install as well as constant ongoing electrical and mechanical maintenance issues. Imagine the hassle of replacing a broken appliance or fitting once the manufacturer has changed the design!

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  • Stunning. Very interesting concept. Admittedly, I doubt many would really want to live in such a small space, despite the versatility if they could chose not to, but this type of innovation could prove very useful for people wanting to maximise the space in their existing homes as their needs change (e.g. have a dining room that also changes into a play room or guest bedroom would negate the need for a bigger house as young couples start a family). This example might be extreme, but in a world where there is more and more “competition” for space, it shows what can be achieved with some imagination. I imagine it will not take too long for a company like Huf Haus to start making these modular compartments that can be slotted directly into a prefabricated structure. The executive version could have automation to drive the “transformation” 🙂

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  • Brilliant achievement, but I always wonder about the fire hazard in such large tenement blocks.

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  • I misread this — and was expecting a lattice of small rooms.

    Only one thing missing — a remote so the rooms transform themselves (I’d just swing in the hammock and play with the remote).

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  • Incredible ingeniouity, but I couldn’t live in it, and niether I suspect could most other people.

    Eco friendly? Who gives a shit about that really? Nothing wrong with being environmentaly friendly of course, but not if it means living like a Gerbil as a consequence.

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  • I’m with enuii. It’s very impressive, but also rather expensive to build and maintain, and awkward to keep clean. Also it’s only suitable for a single person; even a couple would struggle to live there, unless they were constantly out working.

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