A sliding door with a built-in dining table is just one of the ingenious features in this 35 m2 apartment

You wouldn’t think that a 35 square-meter space could function as a home as well as an office. However, with intelligent design techniques and plenty of planning, architect Jack Chen succeeded. While this Type Street apartment is his smallest project yet, it makes a sizeable impact.

The goal with this apartment was to ensure every centimeter of space was utilized in some way – be it for storage or room to move. An entire house needed to fit within a small area – including a home office. As a one-bedroom apartment with limited space, it was a huge ask.

Type Street Apartment 1 - A sliding door with a built-in dining table is just one of the ingenious features in this 35 m2 apartmentBecause the ceilings were of a standard height, there were no ways in which to achieve split levels, nor could you make the home appear larger in traditional methods. Therefore, Jack had to think outside the square. He used mirrored cabinetry and skirting to expand the spaciousness of the living room, and packed away a foldable desk in an office nook that could be out of sight and out of mind.

Type Street Apartment 2 - A sliding door with a built-in dining table is just one of the ingenious features in this 35 m2 apartmentThe main standout feature, once Jack came up with a plan, was the multi-functional cabinetry which ran the length of the floor to the ceiling. A high-end hotel cabinetmaker was able to ensure there was as much storage as possible.

Type Street Apartment 13 - A sliding door with a built-in dining table is just one of the ingenious features in this 35 m2 apartmentLight, bright, and spacious is the name of the game in the living area.

frame 0 delay 1.33s - A sliding door with a built-in dining table is just one of the ingenious features in this 35 m2 apartmentThe desk pulls out and folds away into a living room nook.

frame 2 delay 1.33s - A sliding door with a built-in dining table is just one of the ingenious features in this 35 m2 apartment frame 1 delay 1.33s - A sliding door with a built-in dining table is just one of the ingenious features in this 35 m2 apartmentThe bedroom sits adjacent to the main living area.

type street apartment 10 1 - A sliding door with a built-in dining table is just one of the ingenious features in this 35 m2 apartmentThe bedroom offers plenty of space while still housing an air conditioning unit and wall cupboards.

Type Stree Apartment Tsai Design cc Tess Kelly apartment design - A sliding door with a built-in dining table is just one of the ingenious features in this 35 m2 apartmentA sliding door closes off the kitchen when it’s not in use.

type - A sliding door with a built-in dining table is just one of the ingenious features in this 35 m2 apartmentType Stree Apartment Tsai Design cc Tess Kelly dining - A sliding door with a built-in dining table is just one of the ingenious features in this 35 m2 apartmentThe door pulls out like a jigsaw with two seats and a dining table.

type 2 - A sliding door with a built-in dining table is just one of the ingenious features in this 35 m2 apartmentThe kitchen was possibly the most surprising part of this apartment’s transformation. Before the renovation, the kitchen was merely a sink. Now, it’s a four-meter-long area with three meters of bench space and plenty of room for dinner parties. It also borrows its light from the adjacent bathroom and gets its privacy from a pull-across screen

type 3 - A sliding door with a built-in dining table is just one of the ingenious features in this 35 m2 apartmentThe kitchen gets a lot of its light from the bathroom with plant life.

Type Street Apartment 17 - A sliding door with a built-in dining table is just one of the ingenious features in this 35 m2 apartmentType Street Apartment 15 - A sliding door with a built-in dining table is just one of the ingenious features in this 35 m2 apartmentType Street Apartment 18 - A sliding door with a built-in dining table is just one of the ingenious features in this 35 m2 apartmentThe bathroom, with plant life and modern amenities, housed a retractable clothesline to keep the living areas free of clutter.

bath - A sliding door with a built-in dining table is just one of the ingenious features in this 35 m2 apartmentAn air conditioning unit also lay hidden in the bedroom. Small modifications such as these would ensure that the house remained clutter free and spacious.

Type Street Apartment 16 - A sliding door with a built-in dining table is just one of the ingenious features in this 35 m2 apartmentThe small hallway has built-in storage

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