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Apr 17, 2015 by

Awesome French Micro Apartment is Awesome

Continuing on yesterday’s theme of creative adaptations of existing spaces is this apartment by French architect Cyril Rheims. The space, designed for a young student, measures only 301 sq ft but contains a number of clever features.

Before the renovation, the space was pretty unprepossessing, and its walls, which meet at a variety of off angles, would seem like a challenge to work with.

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Rheims cleared the space then built custom furnishings into the walls, save for a couple sitting cubes, a sofa and a birdcage. These built in furnishings include a retracting breakfast bar over the dishwasher, a cantilevered bed “cocoon” and a number of storage elements. The odd angles, coupled with the grey, quasi-metallic palette, create an overall effect that is reminiscent of Voltron (it’s an architectural term). But in a good way.

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