Look! Small Apartment, Huge Amounts of Storage

Look! Small Apartment, Huge Amounts of Storage

Gregory Han
Oct 23, 2008

Parasite Studio's appropriately named White Studio apartment is as crisp and clean as brand new linen sheets, with elements of neoplasticism's philosophy of reduction of both form and colour to the essentials. Partitions have been thoughtfully designed to open up to let in additional light into separated rooms, while other parts open to reveal a plethora of storage options, including dollops of colour inside niches that break up the monotone starkness of a predominately white interior...

Architect's Parasite Studios described the project as such at Arch Daily as "an intervention where the white color is dominant and plays the role of a clean and immaculate background on which the main theme of the apartment is evolving - the furniture, which is treated as a unitary contemporary insertion. The effect of the interior design is based on the contrasts between support/insertion, old/new, permanent/temporary. The basic themes of the design are the rhythm of the paneling of the furniture pieces, the cuts and the cut-outs within them that follow the rhythm and the modulations of an idea of musicality", a design influenced directly by the owner's passion for jazz music (the little moments of colour are perhaps the high notes of this architectural musical piece).

Inspiration wise, there are a few retail options out there that offer you similar options to divide a large space while offering hidden storage: the IKEA Pax Wardrobe can be used as a partition and storage unit, and AT reader Alex showed us how to use as-is pieces from IKEA to create an expansive room divider with a less stark effect. Anyone else out there with similar room divider/storage systems they've purchased or created themselves out there?

[via ArchDaily]

[Photographs: Andrei Margulescu & Magazine Architectura]

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