NEVER TOO SMALL ep.3 Micro apartment design Cairo Studio

NEVER TOO SMALL ep.3 Micro apartment design Cairo Studio


I live here with my partner and my
medium-sized dog it’s a 24 square meter apartment and we seem to get along fine Cairo apartments it’s an art deco building
completed in 1936 and designed by Best Overend with details of ocean liners and ships I was interested in creating a suite of different spaces rather than completely clearing out walls and doors and turning it into one big space and to draw focus on the existing details of the building which I didn’t want my design to compete or overtake with those more I wanted it to complement them The kitchens are sort of merging between the toolbox and the cabinetry bench and then it sort of unfolds and opens up and everything has its place The aesthetic and the way the kitchen is put together is to have a very simple farm like structural system that runs through it The materials of the kitchen driven by wanting things to be able to age and patina and develop a characteristic through use When the kitchen is closed the space out here completely transforms into a nice quiet space Things in an apartment tend to be a bit more hybridized the door is also a bookshelf and a pantry and that allowed me to close the bedroom off and have a separate space These apartments have quite generous ceiling height so there’s a crawl space underneath the bed there’s room for a washing machine and there’s a little ladder which stores our shoes The apartment faces north so I get
a lot of fantastic light without having to rely on too much artificial lighting during the day All of my light fittings they’re hidden away in the joinery and they up light the roof so the light gets really beautiful wash The original design of the bathroom also included a dressing room It’s sort of a 19th century detail where there’s a dressing room with a wash basin in there I try to keep a continuity of materials throughout the whole apartment The floor is the same in the bathroom as it is in the kitchen and the bedroom And limiting those materials means they are less clutter in terms of transitions in between different rooms


100 thoughts on “NEVER TOO SMALL ep.3 Micro apartment design Cairo Studio

  1. Love your kitchen built-ins! Build-ins, though, can be so costly to design and build but it sounds like you did it all.

  2. Pretty cool that the architect learned how to fold space to build his house inside a tesseract. Maybe some pan shots to give some context? Cause I thought I was watching Doctor Strange when you cut to the bed

  3. This is a clever architect! The lines, the painted wood… everything's warm and honestly designed and built.

  4. I love the kitchen-closet/cabinet, especially with the sliding bookcase door feature that does double duty as a door with space for a mini pantry inside the door. Everything looks close at hand and tailored to suit someone specifically. I personally would prefer a taller fridge/freezer unit in mine, but the set up itself looks very open to customization. The little window into the bednook is a nice touch too, but I think I'd put a Plexiglas panel in there to help block a lot of the powerful cooking odors you could end up with.
    Solidly intuitive design in my opinion, and does anyone know who is the composer for this soundtrack? It's a really lovely piece.

  5. Impressively innovative. But in day to day use, wouldn't it work better if the kitchen was open full-time, and all the same white colour for visual flow? Thenyou could have a large round or square high top table for dining and projects; thus making way for a real living toom. Cheers!

  6. Wow amazing…it will be nice to have many of those tiny studio at reasonable price around ugly london as people can have a better dignity in life…

  7. When you are living in a small apartment, you do a lot of works of moving parts and stuff. And if you are living in a small apartment, you will be living with nothing only clothes

  8. God if you where on a visit to this micro apartment and had a wee drink or two, wake up in the middle of the night, what the hell i saw a kitchen on the way in where the hell did it go, my god what did i drink?

  9. Son hermosos éstos departamentos como lo diseñan, pero yo veo que cerca del horno ya sea de gas o eléctrico y si lo usan seguido siempre se va a quemar la madera que lo rodea. Al menos que le pongan un aislante que proteja la madera y así el diseño le dure muchos años.

  10. My only complain is the bathroom door. I think it should be a sliding door instead of a normal one, to save space when opening it

  11. Me and my late girlfriend lived in a apartment that was 11'6" x 26 for four years from 2013-2017 it's possible you can see a tour of it on my youtube

  12. This is an amazing use of space! The bed behind the kitchen is rather scary, but it makes a lot of sense.

  13. It's not a huge space but it's not tiny either. This is considered a regular size if not a larger size one bedroom apartment in big cities

  14. Oh, love the tub! Don't care for the clothes closet being so close to the sink, but the use of space everywhere else is fantastic.

  15. Its baffling to me how people can like being wharehoused in shoe boxes and think its quaint. Im on 16 acres and looking to add 42 more. I dont own much but i love being not in a box and sit on my porch and see and hear nothing but birds and wind.

  16. I won’t be able to afford this kind of interior reno if I am poor, I will go for a bigger apartment instead of this interior reno if I have money. So what is this for?

  17. Closet in the bathroom next to the sink does not work. Water and tooth paste splash everywhere. But otherwise that bathroom is bigger than mine and disproportionately large for the tiny space

  18. I'm single with no pets and I think my 29 square meters apartment (rent) is quite small 😑 but it accommodate a single person. If I had a partner, I would def leave in a bigger apartament…

  19. in my mind and according to my taste one of the most beautiful and brilliant appartments you have shown us so far, thank you!

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