Mar 11, 2016 by

Robert Garneau is no stranger to ingenious small space design. The NYC-based architect’s Transformer Apartment, with its host of custom storage solutions and transforming elements, is one of the most publicized micro apartments in the last decade. Last year, Garneau’s new practice Architecture Workshop PC received an NY AIA Honor award for their Pivot Apartment, which takes an innovative approach to creating spatial divisions in a small NYC prewar studio.


Similar to the MJE House by Spanish architects PKMN, the Pivot Apartment uses a pivoting wall to split the 400 sq ft space (yes, Garneau has a knack for descriptive naming). When the wall is closed, it creates an open space with enough room for a table with seating for ten (table collapses when not in use). When the wall is open, it reveals a wall bed and an array of cabinetry. The two cabinets skirting the bed extend out and include ample clothes storage.


White walls, cabinets and blonde wood throughout the apartment keep the space looking bright and airy.

Photo credit: Robert Garneau

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