Paris micro-apartment stacks kitchen, bed, bath in 129 sq ft




When architect Julie Nabucet was asked to fit the rooms of a full-sized apartment in a 129-square-foot (12 m2) flat in the center of Paris (Montorgueil quarter), she stacked functions: she elevated the kitchen and rolled a bed-slash-sofa underneath (pulled out halfway, it’s a couch; pulled out fully, it’s a bed). To separate the cooking area from the sleeping/living room she used plywood boxes stacked as a wall. The boxes facing the kitchen are used as cabinets; those facing the bedroom are used as bookshelves.

In the two-square-meter bathroom (21-square-feet), she squeezed an “Italian shower” (wet bath). There wasn’t enough space for a sink so she placed this outside the bathroom. To separate it from the kitchen she created a wooden netting that gives a sense of isolation, but allows light to pass through.

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40 Comments

  1. Thùy Duyên Nguyễn
    October 5, 2017
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    How much does this room cost for a month?

  2. Rammer Jammer
    October 6, 2017
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    If I'm not mistaken I believe she demonstrated that there's even room enough for your magazine.

  3. D Ransom
    October 10, 2017
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    Take notes if you have 129Ft of room for a Tiny House this exact design helps you utilize maximum space! Great genius idea.

  4. Mermaid Wise
    October 10, 2017
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    I think a murhy bed with attached sofa would work better

  5. Tina Sparks
    October 10, 2017
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    I made a much more spacious, cuter apartment in 128 [_] ft.. All of the materials they showed us were too thick. And that bed was extremely hard to push in and pull out. Refrigerator? Washer dryer?

  6. Steve SIPUL
    October 11, 2017
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    Small, neat, beautiful. How much is the rent?

  7. Orius25
    October 11, 2017
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    This is worse than Japan. I see that Paris is cashing in on the real estate boom by duping gullible people with designer "micro-apartments". Even the name is insulting. If you can't treat humans like humans instead of animals then don't bother!!

  8. Gin B
    October 12, 2017
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    Very cute

  9. Christian Nyman
    October 13, 2017
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    Micro apartment???? I live with a girlfriend in a 14m2 or 35 square-foot one……………

  10. Nathasha Love
    October 15, 2017
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    My closet is this big

  11. a m a z o n
    October 18, 2017
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    i can't help but feel there was a more efficient way to use this space? i know they were worried about losing the light from the window, but i've seen a few places stack living platforms and not sacrifice natural light. i like the overall concept of this space-it's beautiful and aesthetically pleasing to look at-but it's only one level. unless this was the idea and the person living here is chill with the way it's laid out. i'm simply making an observation. anyone else care to discuss??

  12. Shyho
    October 24, 2017
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    yay

  13. Seraph Love
    October 30, 2017
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    She says I don’t have many people that come to my home don’t you mean my room

  14. codi maddox
    October 31, 2017
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    Really quite well designed for such scarce space. Love the artist take on the bath room divider

  15. thexnijxnij
    October 31, 2017
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    What are they smoking in Paris that that is a "bed for two"????

  16. another special snowflake
    November 3, 2017
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    4:18 my bathroom is smaller lol

  17. Robel Chua
    November 4, 2017
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    Better to leaving the small space , you have time to clean very well , than big house the house become dis order horable stressfull..

  18. Kathy Miller
    November 7, 2017
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    I think people are so vain!!! They will live in a box, just to say " I live in Paris" LMAO

  19. Ayn Ru
    November 8, 2017
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    why is the sink outside why not just make the toilet bigger and use that space?! like hello?!

  20. Angie Krajewski
    November 8, 2017
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    Ou est la table?

  21. david d
    November 9, 2017
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    the toilet tank could have been used as a sink + it would be drained into the toilet bowl after (or if worried about sitting water in the tank then just a sink over the tank…

  22. Joy Yu
    November 12, 2017
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    i think if everything slid out pretty easily, it wouldn't seem so restricting.

  23. Aelys Interior
    November 13, 2017
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    great video!

  24. matt smith
    November 14, 2017
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    I lIVE IN PARIS!!!!!!!!!! sure I live in a cleaning closet but its PARIS!!!!!!!!!

  25. Disinfectant Spray
    November 17, 2017
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    IF YOUR HOUSE HAS 5 BEDROOMS, REMEMBER, YOU CAN ONLY SIT IN ONE ROOM AT A TIME

  26. Deadxbarbie
    November 19, 2017
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    Imagine growing old in this place trying to pull the bed out

  27. Carmel Ellis
    November 19, 2017
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    It's clever but far too small for me..

  28. berry1897
    November 20, 2017
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    Can you please take your shoe off? I wonder why they walk in house with shoe on. Imagine the dirt, bacteria and worst, poop. Yucks

  29. Jen Sieras
    November 22, 2017
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    Looks like Pulling that bed out is such as struggle

  30. sanchez jo
    November 24, 2017
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    for those who keep life simple ,that space is already enough for someone who live alone,I'm would not mind to live in that 'house'.

  31. Magnani Languages
    November 24, 2017
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    Where do they eat?

  32. Compte2 pourmsq
    November 24, 2017
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    Un vrai palace

  33. catie lee
    November 24, 2017
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    We called this style in french "foutage de gueule".

  34. calmingspirit1
    November 25, 2017
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    I can't imagine living in there with another person.

  35. Ritwik Karmakar
    November 29, 2017
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    Not trying to be rude, but I can never imagine myself living there, mainly because small and closed spaces suffocate me, a lot.

  36. Rod Schermerhorn
    December 1, 2017
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    Great,if you ever move to a bigger place,you will appreciate it much more lol nice though

  37. Arcus Cerebellumus
    December 2, 2017
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    From a psychological standpoint, well planned and organised small space is better then poorly planned large one. Especially if you get out once in a while and have sufficient amount of diversity of visual input in your daily life. Not to mention that it is much more thermally efficient, which, if you live on the outer edges of tempered zone is not the least of your worries.

  38. adri m
    December 5, 2017
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    I love all the comments on here about how RIDICULOUS two sinks are. It's for sanitary reasons people. The last thing I want to do is wipe my butt then wash off in the kitchen!

  39. Jan Sveen
    December 8, 2017
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    Two sinks next to each other. I guess it's designed by a woman. Some good ideas for sure, but there are more effective ways of using small spaces. Especially with a big window, you could raise the bed, build a kitchen underneath it.

  40. chronicreader
    December 15, 2017
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    This place is luxurious compared to some dark, dingy and downright dirty apartments I have seen in Paris. They are lucky they have the large window as well.

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