A small space pushes the creativity of designers; how can a space feel open, at least not cramped, but fit all the necessary amenities? Here we look at apartments from Melbourne to Little India that have done so in their own way.
1 | Theatrical Apartment, Little India, Singapore
Inspired by the theatre, Colin and Joy Seah’s home needed to be a retreat from the city and a very busy work schedule. The apartment provides an intimate setting for simple daily routines, elevating living to an art form.
Ministry of Design
2 | Light-filled TT Apartment in Singapore
Images: David Chan and Dennis Lim
Breaking free from the common approach of defining spaces by their function, TT Apartment explores the idea of a transformable space; a design that seeks to accommodate life in a tight spatial layout.
0932 Design Consultants
3 | Wonderbox, Singapore
Wonderbox is reminiscent of a game of Tetris. William Chan of Spacedge Designs has responded to spatial constraints in a Singapore apartment with an ingenious strategy for integrating storage and functional spaces.
4 | Apartment Alchemy, Singapore
Photography by Rupert Singleton
Nestled into the outskirts of a tropical green reserve next to Singapore’s Maju Camp, Juliana Chan and Tristan Tan’s 150m2 1980s walk-up apartment sits at the very end of a long, winding road that runs through a low-rise private residential area. High ceilings lined with bookshelves and a sunken lounge are the stars in this design.
5 | Flinders Lane Apartment, Melbourne
Flinders Lane Apartment makes the most of high ceilings and natural light. Located in a heritage-listed building in Melbourne’s CBD, Clare Cousins updates a 75m2 apartment for a young family. The Plywood space is open, has lots of inbuilt storage, and uses sliding doors and mezzanine features to ensure there is no wasted space.
Keep an eye out for a comprehensive story in an upcoming issue of Habitus too.
6 | Taipei Apartment, Taiwan
This apartment takes minimalism to the next level. Designed for a renting couple, the idea was to ensure the space could be reverted back to its original state once the lease was up.
Tai & Architectural Design