MICRO UNIT IN CAMBRIDGE

Given the housing crisis small apartments have become part of the solution in urban settings.

 

This 400 square feet micro-unit was designed to optimize spaciousness to make the quality of the room feel attractive despite the small size and the many uses it gets. In order to make the space uncluttered we provided plenty of storage cabinets with minimal and clean lines. The space feels larger by placing cabinets along the walls; their mass is dematerialized by adding mirrors including above the cabinets in coves and with stainless steel toe-kicks. The Led lighting in the coves and under the kitchen wall cabinets additionally expand the space. The Murphy bed easily transforms the space into a bedroom. A desk transforms to accommodate large dinner parties while the small round glass table works for every day use. Comfortable dining chairs also function as lounge chairs with the couch. The large windows at the balcony further increase the spaciousness.

 

MICRO UNIT IN GLOUCESTER

This 2-bedroom apartment is only 643 SF, but with clever design and high ceilings, it feels much larger.

The entry area/hallway is a privacy buffer. Bay windows and mirrored closets expand the space in the bedrooms. A bookshelf backs the bedroom wall and adjoining closet provides storage space for the second bedroom.

A turret with a built in bench provides an additional lounge area.

 
MICRO UNIT DOWNTOWN

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

This apartment is less than 400 SF, but its' design provides for all the comforts and needs for 1 or 2 people. A living room with a Murphy bed that keeps a feeling of spaciousness during the day and a comfortable bed at night. It is easily closed by which the bed is made.

A generous walk in closet works as a dressing room and can leave l the apartment neat. The second room has a complete kitchen and dining and a small study area.

 
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