Could you live here?

Is this the smallest apartment in the world? Surprisingly not, but it sure comes close.

Could you live here?

Is this the smallest apartment in the world? Surprisingly not, but it sure comes close.

Deep in Paris, up seven flights of stairs, is perhaps the tiniest apartment in town. At a total of eight square metres, the space was originally a maid’s quarters, before architecture firm, Kitoko, was tasked with transforming it into a liveable room.

Relying heavily on pull out drawers to include all sorts of amenities, the small space features a bed, full bathroom, and kitchenette. And, while you may not be able to consider calling it home, one client’s au pair does. Is this the price you pay to live in the city of love?

What do you think of this apartment? Could you live here?
 

 

For more information visit KitoKo Studio on Vimeo





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    Jude
    15th Nov 2014
    7:24am
    Yes, I cold handle the small space - brilliant design work - what I could not handle though is the stairs. No amount of design work can alter the fact that the resident would need to be extremely fit to get up there!
    miss aisle
    15th Nov 2014
    8:35am
    Amazed at some people's imagination!
    Can see these compact ideas being widely used in the future.
    Like Jude, could not handle the stairs - one set maybe, but 7 ?
    nan
    15th Nov 2014
    12:32pm
    Where 's the TV and lounge chair?
    Jude
    15th Nov 2014
    12:36pm
    Maybe in the boot of the car Nan. No room to have loose furniture hanging around.
    fish head
    15th Nov 2014
    12:47pm
    Clever but not for anyone suffering claustrophobia. It really is sleeping area with a nod to anything else. Unfortunately the stairs problem is very common in Europe.
    Jude
    15th Nov 2014
    12:54pm
    Yes, what you say is true, but given a choice, I would prefer to live in a shoebox ALONE, than have a flatmate to contend with.
    I also think there are some brilliant ideas here that Australia could adapt for use in the Aged Care industry. We have residents all over the country living in low care facilities who have a bedroom and ensuite, but very little - if any - storage. Imagine how their lives could be improved by sllde-out wardrobes etc.
    HOLA
    16th Nov 2014
    7:50am
    This is ideal for someone who likes their own company, it would be a bit too squeezy if you had company., that's if they don't mind climbing all those stairs. Don't like the idea of sleeping in the cupboard, no fresh air coming in.
    Cricketmad
    15th Nov 2014
    6:56pm
    Yes I like it but you would have to be pretty Fit for those Stairs tho .
    maczee
    16th Nov 2014
    8:23am
    No I couldn't live there, too claustrophobic, too many stairs and no door to the outside, nothing like walking into a garden, sleeping in a cupboard! just couldn't. I don't mind small and the storage is great.


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