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The one-room apartment is efficiently designed

Interior shot of bright one-room apartment with integrated elements.
The flat measures just 377 square feet.
Photos by Gui Morelli via Design Milk

This studio apartment in São Paulo, Brazil, may not be micro, but it’s certainly tight. Still, its 35-square-meter area (377 square feet) belies its space efficiency, thanks to a considered gut renovation by Estúdio Ela Arquitetura’s Juliana Matalon and interior designer Carol Dantas.

Designed for a young couple, the one-room home was optimized in every possible way, from daily living to entertaining to relaxation. Glass partitions were used instead of walls to promote light circulation, while a neutral color palette keeps the place feeling light.

As for the home’s operating functions, each program is carefully integrated. The bare-bones kitchen is set right by the entrance and lines the far wall, while a desk-like glass dining table sits opposite. A living area follows, with a television set into a wall recess, and a small sofa creating a lounge. A row of cupboards lines the top of the wall right below the ceiling.

Beyond that, a larger common spaces unfurls along a wall of sliding glass doors, that, when open, create a balcony. Here, a utility sink, washing machine, and a makeshift bar share real estate. Opposite this wall is a nook for a desk.

The sleeping area is contained in the center of the flat and is separated from the lounge by a sheet of glass, and otherwise by a curtain on the long side. A small bathroom is tucked behind the dining table next to the closet. Somehow, it all comes together. Have a look.

Via: Design Milk