Hidden Home Theater and Office Inside Ultra-Compact LifeEdited Apartment

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An impressive collaboration between living-with-less blog, LifeEdited, and space-saving furnishing dealer, Resource Furniture, the LifeEdited Apartment is nearing completion. The goal: to fit 650 square feet of utility in just 420 square feet, including a living room drop-down home theater with hidden projector, and a standing/sitting work station. Preview video below...

The original challenge was a crowd sourced competition with the following parameters:

A design based on Graham Hill's 420 sf (~39 m2) apartment. The design should support the life of a real person in the apartment - someone who would work, eat, live, and entertain. We were looking for apartment designs that allowed for:
  • a sit-down dinner for 12 people
  • a comfortable lounging option for 8 people
  • space for 2 guests with some visual and ideally auditory privacy
  • a home office
  • a work area with space for a rolling tool chest
  • a hideable kitchen

Completion of LifeEdited apartment (LE1) is expected for early May, 2012, so we'll soon be seeing these 3D animated previews replaced by real photos/video soon! You can see some of the materials sourced over at Treehugger's ongoing updates.

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