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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.

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