24 Rooms 344 Square Feet

I covered this Box of Tricks back in January of 2009 but it has been getting a lot of attention lately and a movie has been put together on YouTube so I thought I would share this briefly again.

There is a recent article in Man Overboard about this and here is a brief introduction: In Hong Kong, because of the space, apartments are small and expensive. Gary Chang, an architect, decided to design a 344 sq. ft. apartment to be able to change into 24 different designs, all by just sliding panels and walls. He calls this the “Domestic Transformer.”

Enjoy the video below and read the complete story here.


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Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat. - April 30, 2010 Reply

I hadn’t seen this. It’s a pretty slick use of space.

Brand - April 30, 2010 Reply

It’s an awesome loft. I’d love to have a similar place right in the middle of things. The sliding kitchen idea is really neat… do you always need the aisle when you’re not cooking? The hammock and screening room was also awesome.

I do find myself wondering what he does for company, but perhaps they just go out on the town?

    Josh - April 30, 2010 Reply

    It is a REALLY neat idea. Like you though, whenever I see these neat ideas, whether it be small apartments, houses, whatever, it always occurs to me that you’d be out of luck if you wanted to have any company over – it just doesn’t seem possible. It seems like, for most people, there would never be enough room for all of the stuff we accumulate (maybe don’t really need, but use often enough on occasion to make it worth keeping around) without having some sort of storage area apart from the living space.

Nicole - April 30, 2010 Reply

THAT IS SO COOL!!!! Thanks for posting again.

LeeAnn Balbirona - April 30, 2010 Reply

Neat but I’d hate to lose my wallet and keys in there! “Dang, which module did I have open when I saw them last?!”

Barb - May 3, 2010 Reply

This seems perfect just as it is. Not quite my country living style, but I can see how it would work for most people. I would love to implement some of his ideas in my own spaces.

Alas, currently we are stuck in our 3,500 square feet that I hardly have energy to maintain in my old age.

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Nicky - December 6, 2011 Reply

Very cool! I love it! But that is a shed load of dvd’s or whatever they are on those shelves. Having them stored on an external drive would save a lot of space!

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