Queeste Maff Apartment bedroom

30 square meters (320 square feet) is not much to work with in the first place, but with slopes on all sides it sounds nearly impossible.

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Queeste Maff Apartment micro kitchen
Queeste Maff Apartment micro kitchen

The trick is to make the best possible use of even the low-ceiling areas, tucking in sinks, counters, seating and beds (all with views to draw the eye outside), while leaving open space for walking in the center. A clever space saving design incorporates lost of built-in elements and visual tricks.

Queeste Maff Apartment bathroom

Dutch architects Queeste Architecten (images by Teun van den Dries) created this third-story apartment to be an autonomous floor, sleeping two and seating more, with storage tucked into every possible nook and cranny.

Queeste Maff Apartment bathroom

A generous allocation to fenestration combined with bright white surfaces keep the space feeling light and open.

“Maff Apartment is a hotel room located on the third floor in the attic of a private house in The Hague. The client and owner lives in the same building. A communal staircase provides access to the apartment, which functions autonomously from the rest of the building. The limited floor space of 30m2 has been equipped with the following functions: – a sleeping accommodation for 2 people; – a dining area for up to 4 people; – a kitchen; – a toilet; – a bathroom with shower; – an installations area; – various storage facilities.”

“The goal of the design was to create a living environment that would be spacious despite the small volume, providing all the comforts belonging to luxurious contemporary lodging. In addition, Maff Apartment was to have a clear and strong identity to provide a sense of uniqueness for its users. The various areas are grouped around a central open space, where one enters the apartment.”

“The installations area, the toilet, the washbasin and shower are located at the rear (north-east) of the apartment. Brushing one’s teeth at the washbasin, one has a view of a central courtyard through a small garret window. The kitchen links the two parts of the apartment across the central living area and is bathed in a breathtaking amount of daylight, which floods into the apartment through 4 large skylights. Adjacent to the kitchen, a dining area has been placed as a continuous sofa encircling a table. “