IKEA prioritises space for overhaul of living pod in Mars Desert Research Station

IKEA has redesigned the tiny living pod on the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, filling its interior with space-saving furnishings. The Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) is a simulation site that’s designed to emulate the physical and psychological conditions of Mars, where groups of up to six scientists can visit to carry out investigations […]

Plywood furniture “islands” are used to customise public housing in Japan

A multifunctional furniture unit made up of raised plywood floors and pegboard walls allows residents in this public-housing complex in Osaka to customise their apartments. Nmstudio Architects were invited to create four apartment prototypes for the renovation of a Danchi (a public-housing complex) in Senri, Osaka. The 14-storey building was originally constructed in 1979 and […]

Retractable desks turn tiny office into presentation space in seconds

LUO Studio has designed a tiny 9.6-square-metre office in Beijing, with seven movable desks so that it can be transformed from an office into an amphitheatre-style presentation room. Named 9.639 after its compact square area, the small office offers an adaptable space for a graphics printing company. The moveable surfaces can be extended to be used as […]

KC Design Studio adds multi-functional furnishings to Apartment X in Taipei

KC Design Studio has squeezed a series of living areas into this 46-square-metre apartment in Taipei by incorporating space-saving furniture pieces. Apartment X was purchased by a young man in the finance industry, who tasked KC Design Studio with overhauling the space to accommodate his personal needs. “It is true that humans have the greatest adaptation skills because we can […]

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