Unfolding 450 Square Foot Apartment by Normal Projects

Unfolding 450 Square Foot Apartment by Normal Projects

Sarah Coffey
Apr 1, 2011

This is a semi-oldie from 2007, but it's a goodie, and so perfect for the first day of Small Cool month that we can't help but post it here. New York firm Normal Projects designed this tiny studio in Manhattan, a custom cabinetry and all-in-one pod project that they describe as "bigger than furniture; smaller than architecture."

The big blue cabinet along the main studio wall houses nearly all the home's functions, tucked neatly inside. Pull down one panel, and you'll find a bed with a storage shelf built into the headboard wall. A smaller panel drops down to create an instant desk or console table. Clothes storage is hidden behind a sliding door, and books are kept on shelves built into the cabinet's end-wall.

Designers Michael Chen and Kari Anderson are the minds behind the brilliant cabinet, which has appeared in the New York Times, Dwell Magazine, Treehugger, and recently made a re-appearance on Architizer.

Unfolding Apartment by Normal Projects | Architizer
Unfolding Apartment | Normal Projects

Photos: Alan Tansey | Normal Projects | Architizer

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