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.
image credit studio_01