Tiny Houses

Small Paris apartment maximizes space with clever interior layout

30m2 Flat in Paris, by Richard Guilbault, was completed earlier this year (Photo: Meero)
30m2 Flat in Paris, by Richard Guilbault, was completed earlier this year (Photo: Meero)
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The bedroom area is quite novel and includes a bed that can be raised, Murphy bed style, to reveal a large storage space (Photo: Meero)
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The bedroom area is quite novel and includes a bed that can be raised, Murphy bed style, to reveal a large storage space (Photo: Meero)
Completed earlier this year, 30m2 is located in Paris's 18th arrondissement (Photo: Meero)
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Completed earlier this year, 30m2 is located in Paris's 18th arrondissement (Photo: Meero)
The modestly-sized apartment measures just 30 sq m (322 sq ft) (Photo: Meero)
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The modestly-sized apartment measures just 30 sq m (322 sq ft) (Photo: Meero)
The main living area makes up the lion's share of the apartment (Photo: Meero)
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The main living area makes up the lion's share of the apartment (Photo: Meero)
The apartment was renovated for a young couple and originally contained four dark and cramped rooms (Photo: Meero)
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The apartment was renovated for a young couple and originally contained four dark and cramped rooms (Photo: Meero)
Richard Guilbault knocked the interior walls down in favor of a mostly open-plan layout (Photo: Meero)
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Richard Guilbault knocked the interior walls down in favor of a mostly open-plan layout (Photo: Meero)
The bathroom measures just 2.3 sq m (24 sq ft) and includes toilet, sink, and shower but no bath (Photo: Meero)
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The bathroom measures just 2.3 sq m (24 sq ft) and includes toilet, sink, and shower but no bath (Photo: Meero)
An entire wall of the apartment features a large cabinet unit which opens at points to reveal a hidden television, wine rack, refrigerator, and clothing rails (Photo: Meero)
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An entire wall of the apartment features a large cabinet unit which opens at points to reveal a hidden television, wine rack, refrigerator, and clothing rails (Photo: Meero)
30m2 Flat in Paris, by Richard Guilbault, was completed earlier this year (Photo: Meero)
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30m2 Flat in Paris, by Richard Guilbault, was completed earlier this year (Photo: Meero)
The bedroom is sealed off from the rest of the snug apartment with a sliding door, but the owner's cat has its own entrance to a crawlspace that lies beneath the bedroom (Photo: Meero)
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The bedroom is sealed off from the rest of the snug apartment with a sliding door, but the owner's cat has its own entrance to a crawlspace that lies beneath the bedroom (Photo: Meero)
Inside the bathroom (Photo: Meero)
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Inside the bathroom (Photo: Meero)
Architectural plan of the apartment (Image: Richard Guilbault)
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Architectural plan of the apartment (Image: Richard Guilbault)
Architectural plan of the apartment (Image: Richard Guilbault)
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Architectural plan of the apartment (Image: Richard Guilbault)
Architectural plan of the apartment (Image: Richard Guilbault)
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Architectural plan of the apartment (Image: Richard Guilbault)
The bedroom area is quite novel and includes a bed that can be raised, Murphy bed style, to reveal a large storage space (Photo: Meero)
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The bedroom area is quite novel and includes a bed that can be raised, Murphy bed style, to reveal a large storage space (Photo: Meero)
The bathroom measures just 2.3 sq m (24 sq ft) and includes toilet, sink, and shower but no bath (Photo: Meero)
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The bathroom measures just 2.3 sq m (24 sq ft) and includes toilet, sink, and shower but no bath (Photo: Meero)
Architectural plan of the apartment (Image: Richard Guilbault)
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Architectural plan of the apartment (Image: Richard Guilbault)

French architect Richard Guilbault recently renovated a small apartment in Paris that measures just 30 sq m (322 sq ft) and offers a nice example of how much home can be fit into a relatively small space. 30m2 Flat in Paris makes up for its unimaginative name with an inspired interior design that includes moveable furniture, a folding bed, and a tiny bathroom.

Completed earlier this year, 30m2 Flat in Paris is located in the city's 18th arrondissement. The apartment was renovated for a young couple and originally contained four dark and cramped rooms, but Richard Guilbault knocked the interior walls down in favor of a mostly open-plan layout.

The main living space takes up the lion's share of the apartment and includes a kitchen area with a dining table that's set on wheels and can be moved to make more floorspace available for dancing, exercising or playing computer games. An entire wall of this room is dominated by a cabinet unit which opens to reveal a hidden television, wine rack, refrigerator, and clothing rails.

Inside the bathroom (Photo: Meero)
Inside the bathroom (Photo: Meero)

The snug bathroom measures just 2.3 sq m (24 sq ft) and includes a toilet, sink, and shower, but no bath. The bedroom area is dominated by a double bed that can be raised, Murphy bed style (and a little like the 5:1 Apartment), to reveal a large storage space. The bedroom is sealed off from the rest of the snug apartment with a sliding door, but the owner's cat has its own entrance to a crawlspace that lies beneath the bedroom.

Source: Richard Guilbault via Arch Daily

1 comment
Douglas Bennett Rogers
Same size as my River Hills studio in Kansas City, 1976, since remodeled into condos.
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