Tiny Apartment in Barcelona

A cleverly designed apartment packs a lot of function into a small space. Lots of great ideas here for tiny house interior design.

“When photographer Christian Schallert isn’t busy cooking, dressing, sleeping or eating, his small 24 square meter (258 square feet) flat appears to be an empty cube. To use a piece of furniture, he has to build it. Situated in Barcelona, Spain’s hip Born district, the tiny apartment is a remodeled pigeonhole loft (when Schallert first toured the apartment it was home to pigeons). Schallert collaborated with his friend, architect Barbara Appolloni, to come up with this unique design scheme, taking six months to complete. Christian says its design was inspired by the space-saving furniture aboard boats, as well as the clean lines of a small Japanese home.”

See inside this apartment in Barcelona at 1 Kindesign.

Tiny Home Cube for Family of 3

An example of small space living for a family of three.

“When designer Monica Potvin and her husband Markel Otaola bought a small apartment in Barcelona, they had no plans of having children so they knocked down walls to create an open studio space with plenty of light.

Instead of creating a separate bathroom, laundry room and kitchen, they built a cube in the center of their home to house all of the “useful stuff”. It houses all the apartment’s plumbing, as well as his and hers closets and plenty of storage space. It also serves as a divider between the open kitchen/living area and the couple’s bedroom.

When they designed it, it was the couple’s ideal apartment: light, airy and open. Then Monica got pregnant and they became three, in a one-room studio. Monica admits that sharing a bedroom with a toddler hasn’t always been ideal (Gaël is now three), but she also recognizes that the big open floorplan was an ideal setup for raising a young child.”

via Tiny home cube: bathroom + kitchen + closet for family of 3 – YouTube.

Tiny Matchbox Apartment Hides Closet & Bathtub in Drawers

A bunch of great ideas for space saving built-in furniture in architect Valentina Maini’s Barcelona apartment. Love the tiny spiral stairs leading up to her place too.

“Micro-apartments are common in historically dense cities like Paris and Barcelona, but architect Valentina Maini wasn’t interested in typical small space solutions like lofted sleeping quarters or murphy beds. She wanted her 25 square meter home (269 square feet) to look a bit more conventional, but to stack functions.”

via Tiny matchbox apartment hides closet & bathtub in drawers – YouTube.