Architizer gets into the spirit of the LifeEdited project with a roundup of its top ten tiny apartments in Brazil, London, Paris, Seoul and I think just one in the USA, in New York's West Village. What makes people everywhere else so much more comfortable in small spaces than North Americans seem to be?
Marcelo Moura, Apartment in Ipanema
It appears to come down to location; in Paris, the Marais, in Tokyo, inside the Yamanote line, in Rio, the Ipanema. People are willing to make the trade between location and space. I think also, people tend to stay put; If you have a terrific place in a great location, you keep it and adapt. See more wonderful adaptations at Architizer.
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