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High ceilings mean double the floor space in Ukraine micro apartment

The living zone has been kept simple and takes advantage of the huge floor to ceiling windows
The living zone has been kept simple and takes advantage of the huge floor to ceiling windows
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The bathroom includes a fish tank that sits alongside the pebbled shower
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The bathroom includes a fish tank that sits alongside the pebbled shower
The loft bedroom is surprisingly spacious and practical
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The loft bedroom is surprisingly spacious and practical
The loft includes an office/study, complete with built-in desk, shelves and overhead lamp
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The loft includes an office/study, complete with built-in desk, shelves and overhead lamp
The top level features a central double bed, which takes advantage of the stair railing as a bed head
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The top level features a central double bed, which takes advantage of the stair railing as a bed head
The loft includes an office/study, complete with built-in desk, shelves and overhead lamp
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The loft includes an office/study, complete with built-in desk, shelves and overhead lamp
The living room provides access to the upstairs bedroom, via a staircase made from storage boxes
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The living room provides access to the upstairs bedroom, via a staircase made from storage boxes
The micro apartment squeezes into a mere 18 square meter (194 sq ft) footprint and stretches over two levels
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The micro apartment squeezes into a mere 18 square meter (194 sq ft) footprint and stretches over two levels
The living room has a built-in sofa lounge and boxing corner
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The living room has a built-in sofa lounge and boxing corner
Each step is used for storage and almost disguises the staircase completely
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Each step is used for storage and almost disguises the staircase completely
The entrance features large white gloss floor to ceiling storage/wardrobe space and a full length mirror
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The entrance features large white gloss floor to ceiling storage/wardrobe space and a full length mirror
The micro apartment squeezes into a mere 18 square meter (194 sq ft) footprint and stretches over two levels
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The micro apartment squeezes into a mere 18 square meter (194 sq ft) footprint and stretches over two levels
Floor plans entrance, living area, kitchen and bathroom by One Studio
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Floor plans entrance, living area, kitchen and bathroom by One Studio
Floor plan upper bedroom by One Studio
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Floor plan upper bedroom by One Studio
A compact bathroom comes fully equipped with all amenities and a washing machine
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A compact bathroom comes fully equipped with all amenities and a washing machine
A compact bathroom comes fully equipped with all amenities and a washing machine
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A compact bathroom comes fully equipped with all amenities and a washing machine
The living zone has been kept simple and takes advantage of the huge floor to ceiling windows
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The living zone has been kept simple and takes advantage of the huge floor to ceiling windows
The architects managed to utilizes the entire 18 square meters (194 sq ft) in the bedroom zone
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The architects managed to utilizes the entire 18 square meters (194 sq ft) in the bedroom zone
The micro apartment gives a sense of additional room to move
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The micro apartment gives a sense of additional room to move

Ukrainian architectural firm One Studio has recently accomplished a surprisingly functional apartment in a surprisingly small amount of space. The micro apartment squeezes into a mere 18 square meter (194 sq ft) footprint and stretches over two levels.

Although theapartment's original floor plan was only 18 square meters (194 sqft), it is aided by its extra high ceilings, which measure 5m (over 16 ft) in height. This additional heightallowed the architects to include a central elevated loft bedroom,effectively doubling the amount of usableinterior space.

The micro apartment gives a sense of additional room to move
The micro apartment gives a sense of additional room to move

The entrance features large white gloss floor to ceilingstorage/wardrobe space and a full length mirror; automatically givingthe impression of a larger home. This leads to the compact bathroom, fully equipped with toilet, wash basin, storage and washing machine, and a fish tankthat sits alongside the pebbled shower.

The compact home has a tiny angled kitchenlocated underneath the stairwell. Unfortunately the kitchen unit ismicro and doesn't allow much room for food preparation or storage, butdoes come with a wine rack that doubles as a roomdivider. There's an electric four-pot stovetop and a microwave, but avid cooks will likely find this kitchen a little cramped.

Theliving room has a built-in sofa lounge, boxing corner, entertainment unitmounted onto the opposite wall and a split system heating and coolingunit. The living zone has been kept simple and takes advantage ofthe huge floor to ceiling windows, overlooking the city below andflooding the home with natural light. The living room also providesaccess to the upstairs bedroom, via a staircase made from aseries of storage boxes. Each step is used for storage and almostdisguises the staircase completely.

The architects managed to utilizes the entire 18 square meters (194 sq ft) in the bedroom zone
The architects managed to utilizes the entire 18 square meters (194 sq ft) in the bedroom zone

The loft bedroom looks surprisingly spacious and practical, with built-in wardrobes and a central double bed,which takes advantage of the stair railing as a bed head. This space also includes an office/study, complete with built-in desk,shelves and overhead lamp. The study area is located directly next tothe large windows, which flow seamlessly up from the living roombelow, providing not only impressive views but the feeling of beingin a regular sized home.

Source: One Studio via Home Designing

3 comments
PhilipPutnam
Hadn't seen a washing machine pulling double-duty as a hand sink (rather than a pre-wash/rinse for clothes), know the brand/make/model? Very effective use of space, no storage space underneath but the washer has to go some where and maybe some space above for cabinets?
Jeremy Smith
A combo washer/dryer, pebbled shower and bookcase stairs don't qualify this as innovative. The 2nd floor being essentially a big bedroom is a waste of space. And looks like you'll be spending plenty of cash eating out since you would be hard-pressed to boil an egg and make toast at the same time in the nano-kitchen. Good luck entertaining guests. So if your idea of an innovative and functional apartment involves you laying in your 'spacious' bedroom thinking about how hungry, lonely, and poor you are, then by all means.
NobabKhan
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