As microdwellings continue on their quest to take over the world—one tiny, trendy house at a time— it's getting harder and harder for newcomers on the micro home scene to stand out from the crowd. Luckily for this 270-square-foot São Paulo, Brazil pad, there's a spiral staircase to set it apart. Brazilian architect Alan Chu designed this two-story home to feel roomier than it actually is, implementing a simple, minimalist decorating scheme and relying on a row of multi-functional wooden crates to serve as a pantry, storage space, and a TV console. The walls are covered in bright white tiling, which lets the metal spiral staircase serve as the focal point. Upstairs houses, there's a surprisingly roomy bedroom, done up in a cool matte black and white.
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