A Mix of Old and New: Victorian Home in London is Converted into Micro-Apartments
In a four story, terraced Victorian home in London, bicbloc set out to redesign the historic building into a set of fourteen micro apartments. To save on costs of manufacturing and materials, each of the apartments contains a standard wooden module with a lofted bed, pull out desk/table, storage system, kitchen with stove, refrigerator and microwave. A detached walk-in bathroom lies adjacent of the wooden module.
The owner of the building has intentions for a co-living concept to help combat rising rents in London and respond to the demand for alternative living options. City regulations limit the minimum size of newly constructed apartments to 398 square feet but since the Victorian building has long been standing, the regulation doesn’t apply. The 193 square foot apartments go even smaller than the current regulatory sizing but are just as functional as their larger counterparts thanks to transforming furniture and smart design.
Click the thumbnails below for a closer look at these British micro havens.