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Graham Hill began experimenting with small space living in 2010 when he bought two units in a pre-war coop in New York City’s Soho. He ran a competition to redesign the first rundown flat, and the winners, Romanian architecture students Catalin Sandu and Andrei Butusina, created a moving wall and transformable furniture so the one room could function as three or four. He sold LifeEdited1, or LE1, a few years ago and began work on his second experiment in living with less, LE2, which he hoped would be more affordable and less of a white box. This time he and his team created sliding couch-cubes that can be pushed from room to room to add seating to a couch/dining room or to configure into a queen-sized bed. There’s also lots of felt to absorb sound (both on walls and as a dividing curtain). Ditching LE1’s movable wall - it didn’t block sound and was too expensive - the LifeEdited crew settled for an accordion door (it shrinks to one-tenth it’s expanded size and can fit into tiny closet in the wall). More often found in conference halls or schools, here the expando-wall divides the guest bedroom/office from the rest of the space. “When it's out it has the acoustic properties of a 2-by-4 insulated stud wall with drywall so it's very effective at sound insulation.” LE1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYV0qATsyts More info on LE2: http://lifeedited.com/lifeedited-2/ LE2 is for sale: https://www.corcoran.com/nyc-real-estate/for-sale/soho-nolita/150-sullivan-street-apt-33/5521991 Original story: https://faircompanies.com/videos/graham-hills-nyc-tiny-flat-2-attunes-l-space-to-the-moment/
On a nurse’s salary, Flore Devaux knew buying a home in Paris would be difficult so when she stumbled upon a tiny flat near Montmartre within her price range, she was thrilled by every centimeter of the 18.76 square meters place (201.9 square feet). Armed with a drill kit and plenty of recycled materials, Flore- and her boyfriend Florian Moulin- built out plenty of storage space and custom furniture to make the space work for her: old wood boxes became book shelves; a drawer salvaged from the curb became under-the-bed storage; wheels added to an old steam trunk created a mobile coffee table with storage. Inspired by the efficiency of boats (and her marine father), Flore, and Florian, created a storage bench to provide seating for 4 to 5 guests and lots of storage. The kitchen is small, but large enough for an under-the-counter refrigerator (no freezer), compact washing machine (two drying racks can be set up in the bathroom), and a toaster oven (supported by the base of a hacked IKEA drying rack). Florian's furniture designs: florianmoulincrea.tumblr.com Original story: https://faircompanies.com/videos/paris-microflat-gets-precise-in-space-use-with-thrifty-ideas/
Small apartments, dorm rooms, and studios all seem to have one problem. How do you fit everything you need into such a small space? Luckily people are working on new ways to do just that. Here is our list of 15 space-saving beds and multi-functional furniture creations that make life easier. *Playlists!* 👈 https://goo.gl/KdumQF *Connect* 💡 https://goo.gl/fqrncD *Subscribe!* 🔔 https://goo.gl/S8IpFj *Explore* 🌎 https://goo.gl/UXobsF 📢 YO! SUBSCRIBE BELOW! 👇 *Instagram* https://instagram.com/design.mindseye *Twitter* https://twitter.com/mindseyevideo *Tumblr* https://tumblr.com/blog/mindseyedesign *Pinterest* https://pinterest.com/mindseyevideo *Facebook* https://facebook.com/mindseyedesignmedia *Reddit* https://reddit.com/user/mindseyedesignmedia *Google+* https://google.com/+mindseyedesign Featured Beds & Furniture⭐ #15 DOC sofa/bunk-bed and Doc sofa XL /bunk bed https://www.clei.co.uk/ #14 Flop Arm Chair/Bed http://konstr.co.uk/research/ #13 Ultimate Bed https://amzn.to/2OoWLPQ https://www.chinahao.com #12 (Ultimate Bed 2.0) https://www.chinahao.com #11 Slide Aways Beds https://www.espace-loggia.com #10 Poppi Board Desk & Bed https://clei.co.uk/clei/poppi_board.htm #9 Lift Storage Beds https://amzn.to/2Qi4Asx https://expandfurniture.com #8 SlumberUp Ceiling Beds https://www.spaceman.com/ #7 BedUP https://www.bedup.fr/ #6 Slumbershelves https://www.spaceman.com.hk/ #5 PodTime http://www.podtime.co.uk/ #4 MetroNaps - Nap Pod homepage http://www.metronaps.com/ https://amzn.to/2DjKUS9 #3 Red Nest By Paul Coudamay #2 multi-functional cube by Till Konneker #1 LifeEdited by IKEA http://mkca.com/ Licensed Music 🎧 Broken Radios by Binary Love (Voice-over) by Glenn Nobel 🗣 https://www.glennn.com/ 15 INNOVATIVE BEDS & SPACE-SAVING FURNITURE (MULTI-FUNCTIONAL) #design #mindseyevideo #beds #furniture #space-saving
Brice grew up in Morocco overlanding across Africa in 4x4s and 6x6s. When he met his wife Irina they organized off-road trips across the “land of the pharaohs, and Lawrence of Arabia”, but soon realized that as a couple they wanted more overnight comfort so they turned their Land Rover into an quick-transforming micro camper. With the press of a button, the standard car pops up and out and in 43 seconds becomes a tiny home complete with kitchen, toilet and indoor shower. To take advantage of the limited size within a standard wheelbase, the couple placed a lot on tracks: the dining table/benches slide to make room for a shower stall (rainshower fixture included); the toilet slides out from within the stall. With the push of other buttons, the bed drops down from the ceiling on wires and the back rack drops down into an instant deck. To create a comfortable off-grid experience, the entire roof of the car is covered in solar panels which provide all of the campers’ electrical needs. The stove runs on the same diesel from the car’s tank to keep things simple and easy to access in remote regions. The couple named their car, and company, Wild Fennec after a nocturnal fox of the Saharan desert and they are selling their vulpine vehicle for 50,000 euros. Wild Fennec https://www.wild-fennec.com/ Original story: https://faircompanies.com/videos/couples-own-paris-dakar-using-land-rover-transformer-camper/
10 TINIEST HOMES OF ALL TIME One of the slogans of the Swedish company IKEA urges to think boldly. However, it would rather seem that they are far from bold thinking when all their proposals for interior design are limited to the principles of comfort and practicality. The heroes of our next video are not afraid to make bold decisions – They build houses on the water or even take them on the road with them. With that said, check out our top 8 smallest and the most comfortable houses. GREDIT: 1. Tokidoki Traveller https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAKZ2vtm_-hfqeCGTNNbZqA 2. Houseboat https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8EQAfueDGNeqb1ALm0LjHA 3. The Wandering Wagners https://youtu.be/KElnBjcvSgk?t=26s 4. Living Big In A Tiny House https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoNTMWgGuXtGPLv9UeJZwBw 5. Expedition Happiness https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDfAt3KEBpjVWsDkBY_OdAg
When architect Julie Nabucet was asked to fit the rooms of a full-sized apartment in a 129-square-foot (12 m2) flat in the center of Paris (Montorgueil quarter), she stacked functions: she elevated the kitchen and rolled a bed-slash-sofa underneath (pulled out halfway, it's a couch; pulled out fully, it's a bed). To separate the cooking area from the sleeping/living room she used plywood boxes stacked as a wall. The boxes facing the kitchen are used as cabinets; those facing the bedroom are used as bookshelves.
In the two-square-meter bathroom (21-square-feet), she squeezed an "Italian shower" (wet bath). There wasn't enough space for a sink so she placed this outside the bathroom. To separate it from the kitchen she created a wooden netting that gives a sense of isolation, but allows light to pass through.
Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/paris-micro-apartment-stacks-kitchen-bed-bath-in-129-sq-ft/