UPDATE: Tiny Apartment in Madrid Packs a Lot in 200 Square Feet and 6'-10 Wide

© MYCC/ Elena Almagro

UPDATE: Thanks to Marcos Gonzales for providing us with additional information and images.

Small living spaces are big these days, and some don't look all that livable. This apartment, designed by Madrid's MYCC Studio actually looks like it would work quite well. The whole thing looks like it is barely six feet wide, is just 6'-10" wide at the narrow part, with a bump out to 8'6" on the working space, but there is a place for everything in the 200 square foot apartment.

© Elena Almagro

The architects write:

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.

© MYCC

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.

You enter at the upper left, climb up a bit to the kitchen to create headroom in the bath below, descend to the living and keep going to the sleeping. The ladder takes you up to the bright home office. Every zone has a function, and it works.

© MYCC/ Elena Almagro

Size, both horizontal and vertical, of every piece gives as a result a non lineal path. So, moving from one room to another is a kind of small physical effort. Going up to the kitchen or getting down to the bedroom offers a stressed change and different sensation of the space, both any different unit and the apartment as a whole.

© MYCC/ Elena Almagro

Just a little wider would be nice, as might a bathroom door.

© MYCC/ Elena Almagro

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