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Another Transforming Convertible Small Apartment with Video Interview

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Remember that high tech convertible small apartment in Hong Kong? All of the rooms would transform making all of the space multifunctional.

Here’s a 450 square foot Manhattan apartment that has been uniquely redesigned by architect Michael Chen and assistant Kari Anderson.

This one is not as crazy as the Hong Kong one, but probably way more practical.

The teacher/resident Eric Schneider wanted the place to serve as a home where he can cook, store his stuff, sleep, entertain, and work.

What did they do? They knocked down most of the walls and recreated the place with transformer cabinets.

UPDATE: You can now watch a video tour and interview below.

Tiny Transformer Manhattan Apartment 450 Square Foot Apartment Redesign

Multi Functional Studio Apartment Bedroom in Tiny Transformer Apartment

Floor Plans (yes, plans — since it transforms!):

Tiny Transforming Apartment Floor Plans (click to enlarge)

Photos by Aya Brackett

See more at these web sites: DwellNY Times ArticleTreeHuggerArchitect Web site

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • July 11, 2012, 11:35 pm


    • July 12, 2012, 1:15 pm

      Hey Jay! Glad you liked it. Hope you’re doing great.

  • Brian
    September 25, 2014, 7:03 pm

    Love your apartment guys. I think I saw it before your painted it. Wasn’t too sure of the paint job until I watched the video and hey you did a great job. Thanks for sharing. Cheers from Australia

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  • tom
    September 14, 2015, 7:11 pm

    all these little homes are nice but what are the external measurements and hoe cheap can you make one to stick on your mtn property

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