Tiny Tiered Micro Apartment in Madrid
As micro apartments are becoming the norm rather than an exception in some areas, the ways architects and designers outfit those spaces has similarly evolved. This space saving Madrid flat measures a meager 215 sq feet (or 20 sq meters), yet meets all of the needs and expectations of a single person living alone in the city.
Spanish architectural studio MYCC achieved this feat by creating a series of platforms to accommodate all of the apartment’s functions. Eight distinct zones allow the resident to live and work in the apartment comfortably.
The apartment dweller was lucky enough to have tall ceilings to work with, giving the architects freedom to build up and down, placing essentials like the sleeping area, bathroom, and storage on the bottom level. Work, kitchen, and eating areas take up the next level.
Despite serving distinct functions, the zones of the home also blend into one another. One area is only steps away from the next, allowing the resident to not only easily move around, but to use the zones in combination with one another to create unique new spaces in the home that the architects could only have imagined.
“This singular urban shelter is just twenty square meters and nevertheless is one hundred cubic meters of volume. In such an enclosed space should a single person live and work. He will use his creativity and dynamism to make it his own sweet home.”
“A longitudinal section defines the project. The space highness has been used to accommodate several pieces, which are limited in volume but at the same time all are visually connected to each other. Even the bathroom is within sight… The necessity to hold the programmed uses, each of them with specific characteristics and size, leads to an image which looks like those old computers platform games. The idea of light and simple floors where could be possible even easily jump from one to another was always in mind from the very first sketches. “