PLANNING WELL FOR A MICRO APARTMENT
Architect Eva-Marie Prineas says this 22sq m inner city apartment (below and left) is the smallest project she has ever worked on. Commissioned by former clients, she was tasked with creating a full home, including sleeping, living, bathing and cooking facilities all within the one small space.
“As it was, it was completely unworkable, “she says. “They had a bed that pulled down from the wall but the problem with that is, you have to move the furniture to pull the bed down. “The bathroom was also really big — it had a bath in it.” Eva-Marie moved the kitchen to the front of the apartment and inserted the bed into the squared-off archway on a raised platform. This created some separation from the living space at the end of the bed and provided storage space under the bed and below the stairs.
Built-in bedside tables with mirrors slot in next to the windows, in keeping with the Art Deco style of the building.
The bathroom was reduced a little in size and the high ceilings allowed Eva-Marie to raise the floor and move the plumbing. The new kitchen, while small, has a deep benchtop, storage and modern facilities.