Tiny Ukrainian Apartment Does Heavy Lifting
This 200 sq ft apartment from Ukrainian architects 1 Studio does a nice job of using its small cube-like interior space. The interior design contains a living room, a very small kitchen area and bathroom. 1 Studio exploited the space’s 16 foot high ceilings, making what is effectively a second floor above the living area. The second floor is accessed by a small staggered staircase which houses storage. According to Design Taxi, the space was designed for a powerlifter and as such, there is even a small workout area.
With exposed L-brackets holding up simple wood shelves, I appreciate that the apartment seems to use fairly inexpensive materials. There also appears to be a fair amount of storage considering how small the apartment is. But by far my favorite feature is the washing machine/vanity. Typically, small apartments cannot accommodate washing machines, which, to this author’s mind, is a big sacrifice. Personally, if given the choice between a washing machine and a normal vanity filling the volume under my bathroom sink, I’d pick the washing machine any day (I might box the machine off though to make it a little sleeker).
The only possible demerit of the apartment is the fact that it’s a rendering, as confirmed by Dimitri over at 1 Studio.
Given that the design is a rendering, I was curious to know if the dishwasher sink was a real thing, and he assured me it is. Even though the space hasn’t been built, it’s still a smart design filled with clever ideas. And as as Lloyd Alter wrote over at Treehugger, “Is it real or is it rendering? Who cares, it’s gorgeous.”