Location: Gramercy Park, New York
Size & Type: 440 sqf. Studio
Favorite resource: My 'open houses' addiction.
Pitch: The biggest challenge in small studios is where to place the bed. It's always right there, no matter how hard you try to hide it. The way I faced the problem was ok let's turn the problem around. Instead of trying to hide the bed, what would it happen if I expose it and make it the most prominent element of the apartment?
Pitch Cont'd: Another challenge I encountered was to store more than a hundred books without cluttering the space. The light-box of the bed morphs into a band of light hiding a built-in bookcase. Under the bed the sliding panels open up the space of extra storage.
Your favorite element: The open views of the city.