Creating a really tiny flat is always a challenge. However, checking the continuously increasing real estate prices there is a really big need for bringing out the most of all square meters and create great living conditions even in the smallest places.
Architect: MÁS epiteszek Location: Budapest, Hungary Year: 2019 Area: 35 sq.m. Photography: Dávid Kis Video: Roland Imageworks
From the architect: The main concept of the zero-room apartment was to totally rethink a former traditional flat with only 35 m2. To create the largest spaces possible, all the interior walls were demolished. The closed, complementary functions - such as the bathroom, the toilet and a really small mechanical room - are located along the entrance, while everything else is in the spacious ’main’ room. Since the main room serves as kitchen, dining room, living room and bedroom, the furnishing played a particularly important role.
Since the ’mess’ and the interference of different functions put in one space had to be avoided, a mobile, variable furnishing was created, where most of the elements can be hidden. The main goal was to create a totally functional apartment, that can be easily converted into an ordered work of art by closing some doors.
To hide or unhide the everyday mess of a kitchen or a wardrobe, special opening-sliding doors were used on the furniture. This way the main functions of a flat can be separated (closing the kitchen doors/hiding the bed), and you can enjoy the benefits of having a spacious living/workin/dining room. The zero-room apartment is a first attempt to give solution for a great and comfortable ‘roomless living’.