In a tiny apartment, every millimeter counts. With just 24 m2 to play with, whole rooms need start serving double duty.
Set within lush green communal gardens, the art deco Cairo Apartments are a landmark in Melbourne's architectural heritage. Designed by Best Overend and completed in 1936, they were (and remain) an exercise in minimal living.
Small Modifications = Significant Difference
In a studio apartment of such modest dimension, the smallest modifications make a significant difference to the feel and functionality of the space.
Storage and Versatility
Compact robes and clever storage solutions are integrated with a fold-out bed and a lush full-height curtain, creating the flexibility to quickly convert the single-room space from a study to a bedroom to a dining room to a party space to a media room.
A door has also been moved and a kitchen servery window has been opened-up, reactivating the forgotten entry area, maintaining a strong visual connection from the kitchen to the garden, improving natural light and ventilation and creating greater flexibility in the layout of the apartment.
More with Less
Embracing the philosophy of making more with less, Architecture Architecture have created a simple space with maximum flexibility to address contemporary living needs within a minimum floor area.
Quality over Quantity
In an era when people are increasingly opting to live in cities and our urban fringes are forever expanding outwards, Architecture Architecture understand the imperative to make more with less, opting for high quality flexible space rather than inflexible specialized spaces – quality over quantity.