small change

Wallpaper - - Newspaper - IN­COM­ING | John we­ich

No doubt the mi­cro-homes you know and love are min­i­mal­ist cab­ins built in the boon­docks. Less sexy are their com­pact ur­ban coun­ter­parts whose ‘all-in­clu­sive’ busi­ness mod­els make ameni­ties, not ar­chi­tec­ture, the heart of the sell. While tout­ing a tiny foot­print, mi­cro-apart­ments are in­creas­ingly com­pet­ing on mi­cro-lux­u­ries. Who needs bike racks, free gyms and laun­dry fa­cil­i­ties when New York’s Carmel Place is of­fer­ing Hello Al­fred but­ler ser­vices? Mean­while, in Hong Kong, mi­croflats come equipped with ul­tra­short-throw home pro­jec­tors that trans­form small walls into big screen TVS. Ex­pect jam rooms, pet spas and golf sim­u­la­tors to be­come de rigueur, too. Af­ter all, when your home is the size of a pixel, the tiny perks count.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.