The 344 s.f. ‘Domestic Transformer’ apartment
You live in a studio, but you wish you had a dining center, a guest room, a master bedroom, an entertainment room… How about a home spa, bar or lounge while you’re at it?
If you’re Gary Chang, you can experience all of the above in his flexible, convertible 344 s.f. Hong Kong apartment. Known as the Domestic Transformer – inspired by the morphing toy robots – the not so big unit features accordion walls, moving wall units (suspended from steel tracks in the ceiling), fold-down tables and hydraulic beds that can be reconfigured into 24 unique spaces (see four of the them in the floor plans below). It’s all about transformation, flexibility and maximizing space,â€ he says. Check out photos of these innovations in this slideshow by the NY Times.
His evolving inspiration is to inspire people to live with less, yet have more. He’s publishing the design work for his apartment in a book, My 32m2 Apartment: A 30-Year Transformation.
Read more in the New York Times article, 24 Rooms Tucked Into One and the Wall Street Journal, Hong Kong Architect Crams 24 â€˜Rooms’ into 344 Square Feet.
Thanks to Brian Corrigan and Jamal Williams for the reference!
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