I live in Dublin, quiet close to the city centre in a cottage that is roughly a hundred and ten years old. It’s gone through a few renovations in that time, though not as many as I would expect. I want to renovate it.
Photo (c) Australian Design Awards of Atticus & Milo for Huntingtower wining entry way back in 2012. I like the height, drawers (in my mind they’re drawers) and shelves – no like the clutter.
Besides, my house is tiny, think small apartment size. So I have been looking into renovating a la Tokyo or Dutch style. Am not a fan of Dutch tiny hotel rooms, though like their ability to not go conventional but to go practical in design. This Bauhaus peut-être thinking is even evident in Ireland, my bro has an apartment in a converted convent complex that Dutch city planners decided to copy cm by cm.
The bonus about a house versus an apartment renovation is I can play with height. I plan on excavating downwards.
The vimeo below is super exciting, love his use of the two hidden single beds, the wc/ shower, but mostly am excited about how he got it off the ground. He ran a crowdsouce competition on designing the apartment, won by two Romanian students.
Exciting times ahead!
Of the books I’ve looked into, Studio Apartments (Big ideas for small spaces) seems the more delectable.
Isn’t the suspended bed interesting, under all that light though would be a no go for me, interesting in other aspects though. Pic ref
I like what the folks did with the foldable exterior back wall and the clean white kitchen. Will definitely incorporate theses great ideas in my renovations.
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