Rotating Kitchen by Compact Concepts
This kitchen-in-the-round is a pretty brilliant way to save precious square footage in a small living space without sacrificing stuff you actually want and need. Available in a range of styles from Compact Concepts, the rotating kitchen packs a refrigerator, sink, microwave, dishwasher, work surfaces, cabinets and cupboards into six square feet of floor space.
The Living Cube by Till Könneker
The Living Cube came to be when the designer moved into a studio apartment that was lacking storage, requiring some creative thinking. “I made a minimalist cube design with a shelf for my vinyl collection, my TV, clothes and shoes,” says Till Könneker. “On the cube is a guest bed and inside the cube is a lot of storage space. A house is not really flexible but we can rethink the space and furniture inside. I believe useful furniture must be adaptable to the needs of the user.”
Cube by Spaceflavor
Despite being so minimalist, the Cube by Spaceflavor manages to feel downright spacious. This compact mobile living unit by Feng Shui practitioner Liu Ming measures eight by eight feet and contains spaces for work, sleep, study and meditation. The whole cube is on wheels, so he can rotate certain areas toward the windows when desired, and the interior spaces can be closed off with semi-transparent roller shades for privacy.
Wooden Sleeping Pods by Sibling
It may look a bit like it belongs on a retail sales floor, but this cheap and simple wooden ‘sleeping pod’ by architecture firm Sibling makes smart use of plywood to transform interiors for more comfortable living on the cheap. More than one cube can be attached to another, and the design is fully modular, breaking down easily.