Inhabitat - Tiny transforming home in Hong Kong makes 309 square feet feel huge


City dwellers often have to settle for small spaces. When Hong Kong residents Michelle Tennant and Andy Knight decided to reside in the expensive Central district, they compromised on a small 309 square foot flat. They then enlisted LAAB Architects to utterly redesign the space so they didn't have to feel so confined by their new digs. The architects accordingly transformed their nondescript apartment from a drab flat into the high-tech Small Home Smart Home.

Ng said they thought beyond the three-dimensional space, incorporating a fourth dimension: time. The architects said, “We began considering time as a factor, eventually designing the space around a ‘Form Follows Time’ philosophy, which mean[s] that spaces open and close depending on the purposes needed at that particular time.”

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