But small, elegant housing does not have to mean fancy hardware. Often the biggest and most important step is careful consideration of how the apartment will be used. Rui Miguel and Sonia Lopez apartment took its inspiration from Japanese homes, which are often built around the bathroom and use moving paper walls to create privacy when needed.
The apartment also features a rather beautiful bathroom concept. Given the lack of natural light in the center, the architects put a hole through the ceiling and then created a planter which trails its vines down into the space around the shower, creating a sense of the outside coming in.
Thanks again to Fair Companies for another great video.