Less than 30m²: Versatile solution in 13 small apartments

Living spaces around the world have been getting smaller, presenting challenges for architects and homeowners alike. The field of interior design has responded with ingenious ways to maximize functionality in compact areas. By focusing on smart carpentry and multipurpose furniture, experts have developed innovative solutions that allow for seamless transformations of spaces.

One of the main considerations when designing small apartments is how to make the most of the limited space available. Professionals strive to create projects that can accommodate all the activities that take place within the confined area without wastage.

Here, we present a curated selection of 13 small apartments that demonstrate exciting solutions for spaces ranging from a mere 2 square feet to 30m². Get inspired by these inspiring examples of intelligent design.

Spectral Apartment / BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY

  • Architects: BETILLON / DORVAL-BORY
  • Area: 20.0 m²
  • Year: 2013

Spectral Apartment

22m2 Apartment in Taiwan / A Little Design

  • Architect: A Little Design
  • Area: 22.0 m²
  • Year: 2015

22m2 Apartment in Taiwan

Li Studio / Anne Rolland Architect

  • Architect: Anne Rolland Architecte
  • Area: 24.0 m²
  • Year: 2014

Li Studio

Batipin Flat / studioWOK

  • Architect: studioWOK
  • Surface: 28 m²
  • Year: 2015

Batipin Flat

El Camarin / IR architecture

  • Architect: IR architecture
  • Surface: 25 m²
  • Year: 2018

El Camarin

Darlinghurst Apartment / Brad Swartz Architect

  • Architect: Brad Swartz Architect
  • Area: 27.0 m²
  • Year: 2014
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Darlinghurst Apartment

Translucent spaces / batlab arquitectos

  • Architects: batlab architects
  • Area: 30.0 m²
  • Year: 2018

Translucent spaces

AP 1211 / Alan Chu

  • Architect: Alan Chu
  • Area: 25.0 m²
  • Year: 2013

AP 1211

Studio Brasilia 27 / Fabio Cherman

  • Architect: Fabio Cherman
  • Area: 27.0 m²
  • Year: 2014

Studio Brasilia 27

Biombombastic / elii

  • Architect: Eli
  • Area: 24.0 m²
  • Year: 2015


Architectural (Dis)Order / Corpo Atelier

  • Architect: Corpo Atelier
  • Area: 30.0 m²
  • Year: 2018

Architectural (Dis)Order

Urban Shelter / MYCC

  • Architect: MYCC
  • Area: 21.0 m²
  • Year: 2012

Urban Shelter

Small Apartment in Paris / Kitoko Studio

  • Architect: Kitoko Studio
  • Area: 8 m²
  • Year: 2014

Small Apartment in Paris

These apartments showcase the ingenuity and creativity of architects and designers when it comes to maximizing space and functionality. Whether it’s through clever storage solutions, sliding furniture, or transforming cabinets, these projects prove that small apartments can be comfortable and efficient.

If you’re looking for inspiration for your own small space, these examples offer a wealth of ideas and possibilities. Remember, no matter the size of your living area, creativity knows no bounds.

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