We’d all like to have a place to call our own, a spot in the world where we can say, “I am king of this spot”. But space – or the lack of it – is fast becoming an issue. Particularly in major cities many people are living in a limited living space. If you don’t intend to have the traditional home design, then perhaps these unconventional home designs may give you new ideas.
Ingenious architects and pretty talented interior designers have turned spaces, apartments and lofts as small as 240 square feet into compact,but cozy homes. Most of them use ‘airspace’ or create multiple moveable sections to transform otherwise limited living space into a full range(somewhat) multi-room home. These creations are sure to make you rethink home modeling.
The Living Cube. The Living Cube looks like a modern twist to a bunk bed only instead of another bed, it has a nice clean compartment storage your TV, DVD, book collection or your clothes.
29 Square Meters Project.This entire apartment is only 29 square meters or roughly 312 square feet. The living room, kitchen and dining area are combined into one room while a huge bed area is built on an upper level 4.5ft high.
Suspended Bedroom. Rather than use an uncomfortable sofa bed in this small flat, the owner decided to suspend his bed, allowing full use of the floor space. The stairway to the bed can also lead you out to the large skylight atop the rooftop garden.
Wooden Box Home. This is just the bedroom of a modern house with a bed and workdesk placed on top of ample storage shelves, a closet and the sink!
Bed Under Stairs. Harry Potter wouldn’t mind this bed under the stairs. Instead of storing random junk under it, these designers put a queen sized bed in the cozy corner, complete with a reading light.
Tim Seggerman Loft. This was the overhaul of a single-room apartment in New York. Tim Seggerman has placed the sleeping area above the kitchen to fully use this 240 square foot apartment.
Small Box House. It’s a tall house with strategically placed windows to make full use of natural light. The roof is upstairs while the kitchen and dining area is downstairs.
Warehouse Loft. The long warehouse design allows for this loft to have a separated upper floor that was turned into a large bedroom and shower. Below, you will find an office with a living area and kitchen.
San Diego Cadres. Architect Nathan Lee Colkitt reworked this 750 square foot space to house a living space and his firm’s office. He sleeps upstairs and work downstairs.
Slope House. This house was built on a steep mountain slope in the outskirts of Černín, Czech Republic. Top floor is a bedroom/library; at the bottom bunk beds and storage space. Both sandwiches form the living room and entrance to the house.
Maxim Zhukov Loft. Russian designer Maxim Zhukov turned this 3-room loft space into an open-space home for both work and rest.
The Cube Project. This is limited living space place is literally a box, with an area of 3m x 4m and height of 3m. However, you will find in here a kitchen, fully functioning toilet, 2 seater sofa with coffee table and a bed for 2. It also features solar panels on the roof to power the entire cube.
Protohaus. This house is only 125 square feet, and is actually a trailer. The bed is suspended near the roof, making room for other home essentials below.
Limited living space: the puzzle loft. The designer’s love for puzzles has given birth to the bedroom above the kitchen design, giving new meaning to breakfast in bed and sleeping in the kitchen.
Zimmerman Garden Pavillion. The Zimmerman family appealed to architects and added a top floor for new extra living space. All glass windows above glass doors are provides ample light for the new space.