312 square feet isn't a lot to work with. But the designers of this Polish apartment managed to create a surprisingly spacious apartment in a very small footprint, proving the wisdom of the old adage that if you can't built out, build up.
The apartment is blessed with 12-foot ceilings — not quite enough for a second story, but enough for a mezzanine level with a lofted bed. Underneath the sleeping area the designers (from Polish firm 3XA) tucked the bathroom, entry hall, and closet. There's also additional storage under the staircase leading to the loft.
The living area and kitchen, both taking advantage of the space's full height, feel quite lofty. Because of the floor space saved by the lofted bed, there's even room for a sectional and a desk in the living room. A built-in bar between the kitchen and living room serves as a dining are and extra prep space.
A simple palette and simple furnishings keep the space from feeling cramped or cluttered. There's very little color, but black accents lend a sophisticated feel — and use of OSB gives the space a bit of texture and modern cred.
To see more photos of the apartment, visit the architects' website.