Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

Transforming Space You Might be Able to Make Yourself

Question: What would happen if you combined the LifeEdited apartment and Gary Chang’s transforming Hong Kong apartment and made the fusion out of plywood and common hardware store materials?

Answer: Studio_01‘s barcode room. The space was a winner of a design competition and was on display at Tokyo’s Designer Week 2012.

Studio_01 explains the concept:

barcode room is a concept studio apartment composed of product furniture-walls which move freely from side to side, permitting the resident to customize the size of space to fit a variety of uses. Placing functional elements such as storage and furniture into these walls, only to be pulled out when in use, also allows for more of the floor area to be used by the inhabitant and guests, thus creating a space where one is able to both comfortably live and entertain a different number of guests easily.

We like how all of the furniture is incorporated into the walls and how there are different settings that furniture can be used; like the main table that doubles as a desk when one side is elevated.

The most important thing it demonstrates is the fact that space-saving, transforming furniture need not be complicated or costly.

via Treehugger

image credit studio_01

  • I would definitely purchase a book of building plans based on this concept. A wonderful & practical way for anyone to fit this into their budget and begin living an edited life.
    1 question. Did not say how much sq. footage the studio floor plan used.

  • PinkPanthress

    While you’re being young this might be fun & comfortable enough… but I don’t thin this is a good solution on a day to day base…

  • oMordah

    Albiet it is just a “concept” but all I can think of when I look at it is, unfinished, and splinters everywhere.