A great idea for tiny apartments

In the age of scarcity, space can be a very expensive commodity. Hong Kong architect Gary Chang had an awesome idea to solve this : he transformed his 32 square meters appartment into a much bigger one with sliding walls.

This very simple yet ingenious idea allows him to have in a relatively secluded place many different rooms such as a library, a full kitchen, a bathroom with a tub and a spare bedroom. He even has a laundry room !

As you can imagine such a creative idea has travelled all around the world and Mr. Chang’s appartment was featured in the New York Times, the AFP and TreeHugger.

I let you discover his place with this nice video :


Of course, sliding walls must be awfully expensive and the idea will not suit all places but I personally would like to see something like this in my future place in Paris.

If you are interested in learning out more, please check out Gary Chang’s book : My 32m2 Apartment, a 30 Year Transformation.

Thanks to Jorge Cordeiro, journalist in Sao Paulo for sharing this great idea on his blog.
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Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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