Small Studio Apartment

Incredible Space Maximization in a Small Studio Apartment

You’ve seen a lot of ingenious ideas on how to decorate small studio apartments on Freshome. Here is another tiny apartment that manages to maximize space and create a cozy living environment as well. The East Village Studio Apartment comes from JPDA Architects, stretches over an area of 46 square meters (500 square feet) and was built as a little “nest” for the owners who also work here. It has all the utilities a common looking contemporary home has and dare we say a lot more. This original crib has storage space and shelves in the most unusual and unexpected places, reducing clutter and contributing to a clean and fresh interior design. The wood gives this home its warmth which is “intensified” by the friendly vegetation pots spread around the open studio.

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59 comments

  • Daniel August 2, 2010 at 15:08 PMLogin to Reply →

    500 square feet is actually 46 square meters, not 152

  • Oliver August 2, 2010 at 15:31 PMLogin to Reply →

    looks fantastic … so much space in a small rooms. like it!

  • Radu Ticiu August 2, 2010 at 19:55 PMLogin to Reply →

    As Daniel, previously, I wanted to note that the 500 sq feet is much smaller then 152 sqm.

    Actually I’m taking the risk of supposing that most of the freshome.com readers live in apartments in the range of 50 to 150 sqm and the ideas involved in this project are highly usable to optimize the space usage in our own habitats.

  • sket August 2, 2010 at 21:03 PMLogin to Reply →

    Very nice use of space, and a nice choice of materials/furniture ; )

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  • wendy-liondance August 3, 2010 at 02:30 AMLogin to Reply →

    Loft!I like this house stayle.

  • Ales August 3, 2010 at 08:32 AMLogin to Reply →

    152 sq. meters is roughly 1.600 sq. feet.
    You probably meant 52 sq. meters which is roughly 550 sq. feet.

  • Lavinia August 3, 2010 at 10:11 AMLogin to Reply →

    thank you, Ales. Updated the information

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  • Guido August 4, 2010 at 03:55 AMLogin to Reply →

    Great design and use of space!!! There is also another example of flexible house. check it out http://www.ezarchitecture.com/blog/flexible-sliding-house/

  • solid wood furniture August 4, 2010 at 08:31 AMLogin to Reply →

    good design and decoration,the apartment is so beautiful

  • mary August 6, 2010 at 01:03 AMLogin to Reply →

    OMG THE CLOSET IS THE STAIRS I LOVE IT!!

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  • plz August 12, 2010 at 15:24 PMLogin to Reply →

    that’s really great, but if you have an apartment where everything is tiny – including the ceiling height – the project becomes impossible (

  • Andres Sanchez August 18, 2010 at 17:25 PMLogin to Reply →

    Great place…i really like it. Love the design and how they included little details.Great job!

  • sammford August 18, 2010 at 18:47 PMLogin to Reply →

    WoW Superb , it should be for a big family actually, I discussed with my parents, you should get some money and invest in a house like this, i think is a dream house..:X

  • Vafa August 25, 2010 at 10:36 AMLogin to Reply →

    one more time got assured that human imagination is endless. Congratulations to all designers and whoever had a hand on such an incredible deal. From now on, you are under my controll:)

  • Rick September 3, 2010 at 02:01 AMLogin to Reply →

    Nice, a complete kitchen but no place to have dinner but on the couch..TV dinners it is then!

  • Lizzie September 13, 2010 at 08:14 AMLogin to Reply →

    Surely, if you had the vast amount of money required for remodelling on this scale, you’d buy a bigger place…?

  • Wendy September 13, 2010 at 19:57 PMLogin to Reply →

    This is very nice. I often wish I had the funds to do up my place with handy little niches like this. I do have to agree with Lizzie though, this is quite a pretty penny project and most people don’t invest that kind of money in studios. I’m thinking as a renter though, and someone who has half the space. I wish landlords invested like that in their units. Sigh.

  • Wide World September 14, 2010 at 03:02 AMLogin to Reply →

    Lizzie and Wendy,

    In places like Hong Kong, people would most definitely be willing to invest the money on their small space, as the area is small and extremely developed and only the incredibly wealthy can afford to live in larger spaces. Condos that are tiny by your standards might go for millions there.

  • Lizzie September 14, 2010 at 10:29 AMLogin to Reply →

    Then it really is worth the investment. And kudos to the designer.

  • David Greenlees September 26, 2010 at 20:21 PMLogin to Reply →

    Looks fantastic | Great Design | Use of woods fabrics and color. Brilliant

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  • Brian September 27, 2010 at 01:59 AMLogin to Reply →

    I would rather live in a large crappy apartment then a small fancy one.

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  • Bob September 27, 2010 at 05:49 AMLogin to Reply →

    Really amazing indeed, still crammed though.

  • Piter September 27, 2010 at 05:50 AMLogin to Reply →

    I’ve got a little cottage that I rent out that is about 500 square feet. Not big, but it’s okay for one or two people.

  • Afame September 27, 2010 at 06:12 AMLogin to Reply →

    Those stairs mixed with drawers and the lack of a bannister look like a paraplegic waiting to happen…

  • Chad Chen September 27, 2010 at 06:41 AMLogin to Reply →

    This is sad. It looks amazing is because it is fresh to your mind. But, after a week then you should realize space does not grow. Living in a space this small is sad sad sad. People should not be trapped in space like this. What crime has you done to deserve this cage? How can people willingly cage themselves and get excited about it. Human evolved to this and not feel sad about themselves?

  • gordon September 27, 2010 at 13:57 PMLogin to Reply →

    That sleeping loft is pretty epic. I don’t like dark kitchen counters but that kitchen is nice so are the bathrooms. Overall a win. What a shame nobody that wants a small apartment will be able to afford it.

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  • Rebecca David September 27, 2010 at 16:33 PMLogin to Reply →

    That’s good design. It anticipated almost all of the occupants’ need for a comfortable accomodation.
    Note to Chad Chen: Don’t feel sorry for people with this size apartment, it may be just their ‘ pied a terre” and it’s okay as long as they don’t hang out in their apartment all day.

  • Mike Fulton September 27, 2010 at 18:20 PMLogin to Reply →

    I most like the fact that they made good use of the vertical… so many places waste a lot of their overall volume to empty space.

  • Kasandra September 28, 2010 at 00:51 AMLogin to Reply →

    Don’t get it… Where does the bedroom space come from if the sealing is in another level or is it unused space? Or you sleep in your neighbour’s appartment who lives upstairs or what?

  • Dawud-Muhammed September 28, 2010 at 10:49 AMLogin to Reply →

    Nice:-))Big selam from Bosnia.

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  • Barn Plans October 11, 2010 at 08:20 AMLogin to Reply →

    I just love everything about about this design, very innovative and spacer saver.

  • David Zadareky October 12, 2010 at 16:19 PMLogin to Reply →

    This type of design would be good for students or for a rental suite. I really like how the white contrasts with the wood, makes it a very welcoming place.

  • siteler ankara October 12, 2010 at 23:54 PMLogin to Reply →

    Looks fantastic great Design thank you friend

  • katie October 19, 2010 at 01:56 AMLogin to Reply →

    i dont understand where the bathroom is in this house…

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  • saeide December 5, 2010 at 08:48 AMLogin to Reply →

    oh.God….verry Extraordinary…..a little space and big Creativity…

  • Jazz December 7, 2010 at 13:52 PMLogin to Reply →

    It an amazing looking appartment, but not at all small. in the Netherlands a large part of the population live in appartments of 46 square meters and smaller, and they’re usually 2 bedroom appartments

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  • Tassimo Brew Bot January 20, 2011 at 06:56 AMLogin to Reply →

    That is a really cool place. Thanks for the great pics!

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  • Fred April 8, 2011 at 07:09 AMLogin to Reply →

    Well done fitting into a small space, but why do people want to live in such small boxes. Are they on a boat or in outer -space. It is a bad compromise. Much better to control population growth and have everyone live well in bigger spaces with natural light and fresh air. Once built structures are often around for a century or more (ie many generations). Make the world better for future generations, don’t cram people into boxes.

  • anonymous June 9, 2011 at 22:53 PMLogin to Reply →

    why don’t you just remove the bump on top? anyone who lives in this apartment is probably willing to sacrifice the headroom in a room where they spend all their time laying down, anyway. i think it would be cool to put a curtain at the top of the stairs in front of the part of the bedroom that opens up to the living room, too. it would add some privacy and look really good if done right. maybe a bead curtain or bamboo would work?

  • samad shahnavazi June 12, 2011 at 16:59 PMLogin to Reply →

    its fantastic

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