The Incredible Transforming Apartment [VIDEO]

Posted on: January 18th, 2013 at 6:28 am by

apartment-transformer

Shoebox living in Manhattan requires function over form…and lots of patience. With any luck (or a fat wallet), we can all strive to have a transformer apartment like treehugger.com founder Graham Hill. His “Life Edited” SoHo abode is certainly more than meets the eye (though, not a robot in disguise).

An apartment that could double as a MoMa exhibit, this multipurpose 420 square-foot studio employs a series of sliding units to create various revolving room configurations. There are eight functional spaces coupled with enough cabinets to hide all the misc junk.

[via Gizmodo]

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  • NC

    This is just a copy of the HK architect who converted a small apt to 24 rooms using panels…

    • sernastudios

      He’s definitely taken some inspiration with the sliding walls, though even that along with every other feature is hardly novel in interior design for small spaces.