Sao Victor Lofts

Ah, triangular buildings! This one in Oporto, Portugal was constructed in the 19th century with a footprint of 52 sq.m. A2Office molded the original structure in to a building with four modern studio apartments. Stripping it down to its remaining viable components was the first step. These included the solid log floor joists, which were given a boost in strength. The top floor corner construction was removed, as it did not meet today’s standards. Historic documents guided the creation of facade colors, interior shutters, and new windows. A new timber stair resides where the former narrow and dilapidated once traveled the four levels. Continue reading


Small Size Premium Spa

As the world’s population increases, Michael Winner of Sieger Design recognized the importance of a spa retreat that is large in function and small in size. The SSPS (Small Size Premium Spa) is just over 6 sq.m. in plan and rains luxury on you from head to toe. Continue reading


Tiny Apartment Makeover

In this tiny, 35 sq.m. Parisian apartment, Éléonore Bridge’s creative talents shine through. When she purchased the apartment, it did not fill her needs, tastes, or lifestyle. So she stripped it down to its beautiful bones and started from scratch. The bedroom now lies at the back interior wall and the bath now is street-side so she has a window there. Open living, cooking, working, and entertaining span the length of the space between. Continue reading


Small Studio Apartment

Behold a spec apartment that oozes personality. Int2Architecture designed this Moscow studio for an unknown future fortunate tenant. The rich space of only 40 sq.m. never reveals its fast design and construction pace. Nor would you guess the limited budget within which it was developed. Continue reading


The Tire Shop Project

Just 800 square feet in Montreal, this former tire shop is small in size and environmental footprint. Designers Mark Fekete and Viviana de Loera, Mark+Vivi, turned the former industrial space around. Their two level home studio is designed to be an active part of their community and a show place for their work and others’ art as well. Continue reading


Apartment Design in Minsk

Who knew greys could be so warm and luxurious? Int2Architecture does and designed a rich home that benefits from a palette of toasty greys with spicy accents. Just one bedroom and bath, this small apartment in Minsk is smartly laid out and furnished with international flair. Continue reading


Five to One Apartment

Space is at a premium most everywhere, and certainly so in New York City. Michael Chen, MKCA, is an architect who specializes in tiny space living. His multi-purpose modern features eliminate single-use and under-used areas to maximize square footage and help us to live with lighter environmental footprints. Continue reading


Maid’s Room Renovation

Let’s never wish for more space again! In just eight sq.m., KitoKo Studio has created a tiny yet complete living space for a family’s nanny. It’s the Swiss army knife of living quarters, with every need fulfilled by items that come out when you need them and are perfectly concealed when you don’t. Continue reading


Stone House Rooftop Apartment

Just 50 sq.m., this small fourth floor walk-up in Vaasa, Sweden is worth every step you take to get there. Comprised of one bed, one bath, an eat-in kitchen, and living room, the home’s light and volume amplify its compact size. Continue reading


Tiny 40 sq.m. Apartment in Moscow

Can you imagine living in 40 sq. meters of living space? What is hard for most of us to visualize is beautifully illustrated in this tiny studio apartment in Moscow, designed by INT2 Architecture. Continue reading