Child's Bed by H20 Archtectes Is Also Play Area and Room Divider

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Images by Stéphane Chalmeau via Dezeen

We have noted before that in Paris, apartments are often quite small; they often don't have room for a private kid's bedroom. H20 Architectes dealt with the problem of accommodating children with this structure that puts an elevated bed on top of a play and storage area.

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It is a very clever construction, full of secret storage spaces, a desk, and a stair up to the bed.

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Rose at Dezeen puts it into architectspeak:

The specific blend generates a concentrated typology of spaces and situations in perpetual renewal. The new partition is porous creating steps, cavities and niches which suggests many possibilities for appropriation (climbing, hidding, drawing, etc…).

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Lots more pictures at Dezeen.

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We have shown the "inhabitable furniture" of H2O architectes before, when they converted a garden shed into a mini-apartment, in our post Stair of the Week: h2o Architectes, Paris

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Other ways of dealing with the issue of space in small Parisian apartments: Another Way To Hide The Bed: Put It In A Box

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