Gary Chang's "Domestic Transformer" Apartment

Gary Chang's "Domestic Transformer" Apartment

Jason Loper
Nov 22, 2011

Gary Chang has turned his 330 square foot Hong Kong apartment into a veritable mansion with his "Domestic Transformer" system. Using a brilliant system of ceiling mounted tracks, walls on wheels, and adaptable furniture, Mr. Chang's apartment can be reconfigured over 20 different ways!

Over the past two weeks I've been trying to design a wall-mounted collapsible table ... so seeing this video featuring Gary Chang's tiny apartment is absolutely inspiring. With a system of ceiling mounted tracks, Chang has created walls that can slide in and out of place to reveal rooms. With this system he's able to use every square inch of his living space when he's not using the other "rooms". I think one of the most clever movable components is the wall of books that slides out of the way to reveal a linen closet ... which then slides away to reveal a bathtub and a pull-down guest bed! It really is like living inside a Transformer!

To disguise the ceiling mounted track system for his Transformer panels, Chang installed mirrors on the ceiling. In addition to hiding the tracks for his movable wall system, the mirrored ceiling makes the space feel larger and reflects the light from the wall of floor-to-ceiling windows.

Check out the video above or at Planet Green.

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