Sliding Kitchen Wall by AvroKO

Sliding Kitchen Wall by AvroKO

Regina Yunghans
Apr 20, 2010

We were talking about the innovations of local designer AvroKO way back in 2005. Their Smart Space project emphasizes stylish efficiency in small-space residences. Our favorite space-saving detail? Check it out:

It's a sliding kitchen wall that allows for a larger kitchen by day and a sleeping area by night. The kitchen view is up top, and here's a view from the bedroom side:

When the kitchen is expanded, the bed is folded up like a murphy bed. When the bedroom is expanded, the bed is lowered into place. We hate to imagine the logistics behind easily moving two wall ovens and a fridge each night, but that was AvroKO's job and it looks like it was a complete success! We are impressed by the feat and would love to try it out. Here's a floorplan to give you a rough idea of how it works in plan:

There are two Smart Space developments in Greenwich Village that are completely sold out. You can still check them out online, however, at See more from the designer at

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