Growing up in Hong Kong, space was a luxury Gary Chang didn't have. Instead, to him, luxury meant the highest efficiency living while being able to share the corridor he considered his "room" with his four other family members and a tenant. So, we guess it should be no surprise that when he grew up to become an architect, he would create an astounding 344 square feet apartment capable of changing into 24 different rooms, all via sliding panels and walls.Our favorite quote from Discovery Channel's Worlds Greenest Homes interview with Gary:
"A small area means efficiency and user-friendliness."
We think the quote above speaks a great deal many of our readers and our mission statement. We've always considered the home office, entertainment space, and kitchen as a nice fat puzzle worth solving and in many ways, Gary's space achieves that and then some. We probably won't be hitting his record of 24 rooms, but his dedication towards efficiency is surely admirable, if not astounding for those who have 344 square feet closets, let alone entire apartments at that size.
In the same vein, with Maxwell's upcoming book, Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces, shipping out next month, we'll be sure to keep an eye out for further inspiration!
[Via Tech E-Blog]
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