Multifunctional space –
What else do we really need? This is my idea of a perfect space. Impeccable classy design formed out of moving parts in 258 square feet. The next step to this “lego-style” apartment would be mobility. Wouldn’t it be great to have this transformable, multifunctional habitat be able to fit perfectly in a container to be transported anywhere? Where do I sign up? The “action pad” of Christian Schallert is a perfect example of what you can do in a reduced space, a grand idea.
Re-posted from Fair Companies – 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 from the wall. To dine, he lowers a plank from the wall, his flower-stand becomes a support and his stairs become a bench. To cook, he clicks a spot on his vast wall of click-able furniture, and a spring-loaded door swings up to reveal an instant kitchen: double-burner, dishwasher, sink, countertop and microwave oven. The full-sized refrigerator and freezer click open just alongside.
Located in Barcelona’s hip Born district, the tiny apartment is a remodeled pigeon loft. Christian (a Barcelona-based photographer) says its design was inspired by the space-saving furniture aboard boats, as well as the clean lines of a small Japanese home.
While there’s undoubtedly more work involved in constructing and deconstructing the dining room/kitchen/bedroom for everyday use or to prepare a meal (one of his friends has dubbed it “G.I. Joe’s flat”), Christian claims it helps keep him in shape.
In this video, Christian shows us his lego-style home and invites a few friends over to cook and lunch with him in his small space.
Adriana Siso founded Molecule Design, her contemporary design store, in 2002 in Santa Fe, NM. With a background in Fine Arts, Adriana has been an innovator, bringing to the Santa Fe area, original and unique design products by some of the best contemporary industrial design firms in the world. Molecule operates out of a recycled and renovated shipping container building in the Santa Fe Baca Railyard project, the first of its kind in the city. Sustainability is an important area of interest for Molecule, which offers product lines with a focus on conservation and ecological stewardship. The store keeps an active annual schedule featuring the work of local designers, fabricators, and artists, as well as of national and international design firms through multiple events and alliances.