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.

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.

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.

A generous allocation to fenestration combined with bright white surfaces keep the space feeling light and open. “The strong identity of the plan was created using a very limited palette of forms and colours. Rounded corners were applied throughout to imbue the small space with a sense of softness.”