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A Tiny & Functional Paris Apartment That Measures Just 86 Square Feet
By Jillian Wong, 05 Nov 2014
We’ve previously featured some miniscule living spaces, but this tiny apartment in Paris probably takes the award for the smallest apartment in the city, and possibly the world.
Located on the seventh-floor under a building’s roof, it was originally built as a maid’s quarters, and measures just 86 square feet, or 8-square-meters.
Paris-based architecture firm Kitoko Studio has transfomed it into a home for their client’s au pair, by taking inspiration from the concept of the Swiss Army Knife.
The apartment includes a bathroom, a table, a wardrobe, a bookshelf, a kitchenette and a cupboard, all cleverly integrated into a large closet to maximize every inch of space.
The kitchenette contains a hidden sink, while the rest of the amenities are concealed in the form of modular sliding units. The bathroom is equipped with a shower, sink and toilet, while a large lateral window above the kitchenette lets in natural light.
Instead of a crawl-in library, the closet houses a single bed that is accessed by ascending a set of steps, which double as storage space.
Despite the constraints of the apartment’s dimensions, the firm has done an admirable job of turning it into a functional and livable space.
With housing prices at a premium in the French city, repurposing such spaces is a creative way of utilizing these otherwise overlooked units.
Check out a video tour of the apartment below, and view more pictures after. What do you think—could you live in such a small space?
[via Refinery29, video via Vimeo, images by Fabienne Delafraye via Kitoko Studio]
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