6 rooms into 1: morphing apartment packs 1100 sq ft into 420




In 2010, we met Graham Hill- the founder of treehugger.com and a serial entrepreneur. He had just bought two tiny apartments in a century-old tenement building in Soho and he had plans to turn them into laboratories, and showcases, for tiny living. He’d spent most of the past year living in tiny spaces- “a tiny trailer, a tent, and then a boat” and he was convinced others would love it as much if small spaces could be designed right.

He wanted a tiny space that didn’t sacrifice function, but instead that would expand to provide a wish list including dinner parties for 12, accommodations for 2 overnight guests, a home office and a home theater with digital projector. Not wanting to limit himself to local architects, he crowdsourced the design as a competition and received 300 entries from all over the world. Two Romanian architecture students won with their design “One Size Fits All”.

Completed in 2012, his LifeEdited apartment doesn’t resemble the cramped space we saw in 2010. Today the 420-square-foot space can be expanded to include the functionality of 1,100 square feet: walls, drawers and beds move and unfold to create 6 rooms: living room, dining room, office, guest office, master bedroom and guest bedroom. If you include the kitchen and the bathroom which morphs into a phone booth or meditation room, the apartment includes 10 total rooms.

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24 Comments

  1. iliketrains0pwned
    November 1, 2017
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    ^Has to use a ridiculously tiny fridge because you need room to fit the composter

  2. Au Di
    November 3, 2017
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    I love the movable wall. I wonder the cost.

  3. FERAS-_ Q2001
    November 4, 2017
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    how much it cost

  4. FERAS-_ Q2001
    November 4, 2017
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    And where is the T.V

  5. kai //
    November 4, 2017
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    this house ain't for lazy people

  6. Penny Giller
    November 6, 2017
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    green mobile home living…it would revolutionize retirement living for the elderly in mobile homes but no one wants to do a project like that for the elderly and poor…and who needs it most….

  7. Penny Giller
    November 6, 2017
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    I see so many cubic elderly housing apartments that can be transformed with easy even pine elements like this and not necessarily expensive plastic models of transforming walls and furniture….my room is 8 x 10 and I would love a friggin murphy bed/combo desk just to breathe in my own room and a garden window for the cat….

  8. kristine137
    November 6, 2017
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    Taking your shoes off when you enter someone's house/apartment is not just an Asian thing. Instead, not taking your shoes off is an American thing.

  9. Derek Dymond
    November 8, 2017
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    Could use some of these ideas in a small back bedroom

  10. Petia Shtipliiska
    November 9, 2017
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    Oh! I want to live in a place like this

  11. Kimarie Jocson
    November 11, 2017
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    I'm so inspired!it's amazing❤wow

  12. Long Tooth Friends
    November 14, 2017
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    Whoah this video is 6 years old

  13. B edwards
    November 14, 2017
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    if its that great an idea why are builders not making them

  14. Martin Fenn
    November 16, 2017
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    Too cool! Love knowing young people are rethinking what makes them happy! Less stuff, more Jesus!

  15. Aysenur Celik
    November 18, 2017
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    This is amazing and beautiful.

  16. TheWennofer
    November 19, 2017
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    I just love it! it's gorgeous! It's excactly what I want!

  17. _.ameen._ 171717
    November 20, 2017
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    I’m not going anywhere else

  18. Lindy Hsieh
    November 23, 2017
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    I have watched this video so many times and it is still one of my favorites. The creative use of space and efficiency is so inspiring. Understandably this is not for everyone.  It is a lifestyle, especially the idea of owning less "things" and being aware of what physical belongings one has. But a great concept and I hope to design and build my own multi-purpose tiny home one day!

  19. mridul sharma
    November 23, 2017
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    Without doing this much customization, you can live in simple apartment with a brand new maserati!!!!

  20. cool ruler
    November 23, 2017
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    I can hardly think of a few people I'd care to cook for much less ten.

  21. possesed7
    November 24, 2017
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    this man is so irritating. Annoying maybe, I don't know. He doesn't even finish words, I mean when he speaks he jam the end letters.
    I remember that guy who build a silo home. This guy …. like he did nothing, he speaks but he saying nothing.

  22. James Yeaman
    November 27, 2017
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    A very functional , well thought out space . I for one , salute you. We need more of this living ethos here in the UK.

  23. PageMonster
    November 29, 2017
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    Note to Americans – "entree" is a starter, not a main course.

  24. Bsaviour 4U
    December 5, 2017
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    where is the washer/dryer combo???

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