This 96 square foot apartment in Chelsea was my first home in NYC. As my first experiment in compact design and small living, I focused on flexibility and transformation so that I could easily make this closet sized space become any one of the various rooms we need throughout the day whether bedroom, dressing room, kitchen, living room, dining room, or office. The bed (twin) was therefore designed to lift up and disappear as it exposed the sofa below. The sofa could pull out and become an extra bed or the middle section could pop-up and become a dining table. Additionally, a modular shelving system became the home for my small office desk, clothing storage, and also hosted a pantry for the adjacent kitchen which occupied one end of the apartment. The kitchen was made up of a small vanity sink and a mini-fridge with 2 burners on top. A small table provided a prep space that could slip over the fridge and 'pack up' the kitchen. Other than using the shared toilet down the hall, this apartment was quite self-sufficient.
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