Are you familiar with Micro Machines? The Original Scale Miniatures (called either “Micro Machines” or simply “Micros”) were a line of toys originally made in the mid 1980′s and throughout the 90′s.
Well, at the beginning of the 21st century, a tiny house for students was created in Sweden. And Micro is definitely the right word to define this 94sq.f. home, radically organizing the minimum functional needs for a student to live in a very modest way.
The tiny volume of this micro flat is positioned in an urban context, relatively close to its “giant” neighbors… The scale difference instantaneously reminds us of the biblical story about David and Goliath without (of course!) the battle part. But, let’s enter this small flat and explore the inventive design that’s behind this fine architectural achievement.
A pitched dark roof covers a white box where a small terrace guides our steps into the front door: once inside, a quick look shows us the simplicity of the program’s distribution. An open plan space reserves room for a dinning table, a small kitchen kit and a table for study underneath the bed space (accessible by a wooden ladder).
Only the bathroom is deliberately partitioned from the rest. Interior comfort is fully guaranteed with wooden pavement, ceiling, and furniture. Ventilation and illumination are cleverly resolved with the perfect position of small windows in both facades and roof planes. Isn’t this the perfect stage to quietly study for an academic exam?