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AirBn’P apartment packs all a traveler's needs into 30 sq m

AirBn’P apartment packs all a ...
Project architect Position Collective says its intention was to "create a light and highly customizable space, with maximum comfort for a short stay"
Project architect Position Collective says its intention was to "create a light and highly customizable space, with maximum comfort for a short stay"
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A net between the bed and the kitchen acts as a visual partition and could be used as a place to hang photos
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A net between the bed and the kitchen acts as a visual partition and could be used as a place to hang photos
Project architect Position Collective says its intention was to "create a light and highly customizable space, with maximum comfort for a short stay"
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Project architect Position Collective says its intention was to "create a light and highly customizable space, with maximum comfort for a short stay"
There are cupboards built into the base of the bed unit
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There are cupboards built into the base of the bed unit
A large window at one end of the apartment allows plenty of natural light in
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A large window at one end of the apartment allows plenty of natural light in
Shelving storage makes it easy to see where utensils and kitchenware are at a glance
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Shelving storage makes it easy to see where utensils and kitchenware are at a glance
A frame attached to the wall acts as both a shelf and a place to hang clothes
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A frame attached to the wall acts as both a shelf and a place to hang clothes
The bathroom bas a modern and clean style
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The bathroom bas a modern and clean style
An opaque window to allow some natural light into the bathroom
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An opaque window to allow some natural light into the bathroom
Wooden pegs can be slotted into holes on one of the walls and then be used to hold shelves
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Wooden pegs can be slotted into holes on one of the walls and then be used to hold shelves
The bed/storage unit is constructed out of plywood
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The bed/storage unit is constructed out of plywood
The pegged shelves can be moved around easily and more shelves added as required
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The pegged shelves can be moved around easily and more shelves added as required
The apartment covers an area of 30 sq m (323 sq ft)
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The apartment covers an area of 30 sq m (323 sq ft)
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You don't need a big place to stay for a city break, but you do need all the essentials. An apartment in Budapest, Hungary, squeezes them all into just 30 sq m (323 sq ft). AirBn'P has a meticulous design, a multifunctional bed/storage unit and other space-saving storage solutions.

The apartment is comparable in size (give or take) to the likes of the 30m2 Flat in Paris and 5:1 Apartment in New York. Project architect Position Collective says its intention was to "create a light and highly customizable space, with maximum comfort for a short stay."

A large window at one end of the apartment allows plenty of natural light in, while pale fixtures and fittings help to keep it bright. The apartment has two rooms. The larger, main room is used as a combined kitchen, living space and bedroom, as well as leading out to a balcony. The second, smaller room is a compact bathroom with modern outfitting and an opaque window to allow some natural light in.

The key feature of the main room is the bed/storage unit. Constructed out of plywood, it raises the bed high up to be level with the adjacent kitchen units. This creates plenty of storage space below, which takes the form of drawers, cubbyholes and cupboards. The drawers double as a small staircase leading up to the bed and the top step also acts as a bedside table. A net between the bed and the kitchen provides a visual partition between the spaces and could be used as a place to hang photos.

A net between the bed and the kitchen acts as a visual partition and could be used as a place to hang photos
A net between the bed and the kitchen acts as a visual partition and could be used as a place to hang photos

The length of the wall along the side of the bed and the kitchen units has a grid of holes into which wooden pegs can be slotted to then hold shelves. This simple idea means that the shelves can be moved around easily and more shelves added as required. It provides additional storage space that is easily accessible from both the bed and the kitchen area.

The kitchen units themselves are short in length, but still have space for a sink, a small hob and a preparation area. There is more storage space inside the units and the pegged shelving makes it easy to see where utensils and kitchenware are at a glance.

On the opposite wall, a frame attached to the wall acts as both a shelf and a place to hang clothes. Finally, a table and chairs provide a place to eat or to work.

Work began on the AirBn'P apartment early this year and it was completed in August.

Source: Position Collective

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2 comments
Sampharo
30 sqm is not exactly small. If you want to know small, go to Hong Kong and Tokyo and you'll see fully functional units at half the size.
Strauski
The bed takes up too much room. Suspend it on four corner cables, the raise it against the ceiling when not in use.