Japan’s capsule hotels now coffin-sized homes

January 07, 2010|By Kyung Lah, CNN Satoshi Miura crawled into his rented room, dropping his bag in the corner. It didn’t take long to get settled — home tonight is a capsule. The rooms are boxes in this capsule hotel about the size of a coffin. But no matter, says 45-year-old Miura. He’s only there […]

Lego-style apartment transforms into infinite spaces

When Christian Schallert isn’t cooking, dressing, sleeping or eating, his 24 square meter (258 square feet) apartment is an empty cube. To use a piece of furniture, he has to build it.  To sleep, he rolls his bed out from under the balcony, his stairs become bedside tables and he can even swing his tv out […]