Simon Woodroff, founder of the YOTEL chain of affordable airport and city center hotels has now forayed into the land of tiny module apartments with a twist. The YO! Home is a Japanese inspired apartment with high tech space saving options.
The YO! Home bed rises up into the ceiling to reveal a sunken living room.
While these apartments are larger than a tiny house at 800 square feet, they are being touted as the apartments of the future for crowded cities. The studio apartment has a centrally located bed that rises up into the ceiling to reveal a luxurious sunken living room and entertainment area. Using counterweights, each “room” can be revealed with the touch of a button.
Other features include a pocket kitchen located inside a wall of cabinets, a pop-up dining table and bench, storage under the floor and moveable movie screens. The YO! Home also includes floor to ceiling closets for clothes and gear, a minimalist office space, and a small bathroom with full bath, toilet and sink. One wall has a large window offering light and a potentially great view.
The dining area and storage units are also stored in the floor.
The YO! Home has a small, but luxurious bathroom.
The first 24 apartments are being built modularly in a factory and will be stacked on top of each other on-site like Legos. The apartments will first be launched in the United Kingdom for around £150,000 ($227,700) followed by Manhattan, Buenos Aires, Tokyo and Shanghai.
Testing the bed transition.
The YO! Home will be sold as separate modules that can be stacked.
Photos by YO! Home