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Red Nest, an Incredible 23 Square Meter Apartment in Paris

Space maximization is a growing trend lately in apartment design. Countries like China or Japan make enormous efforts to come up with ideas for small places due to the fact that their urban population is increasing at a rate never encountered before. Today’s apartment however is located in Paris and comes from designer Paul Coudamy. Entitled Red Nest, this original project houses a bedroom, a dressing area and a home office all “squeezed” into just 23 square meters. You probably wonder how this was possible. The uncommon crib houses ingenious solutions that counterweight the lack of space. First off, the bed and dressing area can be hidden by a mobile bookshelf, that is very easy to maneuver. Two way mirrors are used to delimit rooms and create the feeling of space. We also noticed an interesting “shelter” in the ground, but didn’t find more information about its functionality. If you happen to know what it serves as, please let us know. All in all, this red and white apartment seems like an ideal place to live in without making any compromises regarding style or function. Do you agree? – Via – Mocoloco

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17 responses to “Red Nest, an Incredible 23 Square Meter Apartment in Paris” - Add yours!

  1. criss said:
    August 29, 2010

    isnt the hole just the way out?

  2. Lavinia said:
    August 29, 2010

    It’s an idea :)

  3. fahad said:
    August 29, 2010

    a wonderful site,
    i’ve been following since the beginning,
    Keep up the good work..

    i don’t know, but i guess its the bathroom??

  4. Lavinia said:
    August 29, 2010

    The bathroom can spotted in the last two photos, Fahad. We tend to believe it is the entrance too.

  5. Clint said:
    August 29, 2010

    There’s no kitchen or eating area. How odd.

  6. Paul said:
    August 29, 2010

    Whats with the naked man ghost in the bathroom? He’s got pretty firm glutes.

  7. Dekor Guru said:
    August 29, 2010

    It seems just another simple solution to separate the bed and tidy up the little room a bit.

  8. August 29, 2010

    yes, i was wondering about the naked man reflection in the bathroom too, lol!

  9. August 29, 2010

    These are some wonderful ideas

  10. jk said:
    August 30, 2010

    No kitchen needed. The naked ghost will put you off your feed.

  11. Lavinia said:
    August 30, 2010

    you guys were suppose to focus on the design :)

  12. Nona-nona said:
    August 31, 2010

    You can see in the mirror that there is a window opposite the sink, so no entrance there. (The brown door leads to the restroom, the bathtub is behind the sink.) I believe the hole is the stairs down.

  13. caroline irene said:
    August 31, 2010

    it is unbelievable…just imagine how convenience to stay in such a lovely place..

  14. August 31, 2010

    I think that the hole is the entrance of the apartment. If you see the plan there is no door in it…so…
    Great post!

  15. Hsiang said:
    September 2, 2010

    Love the moving component in this design! We recently designed a closet that had a really awkward layout and use movable shelving inside to allow easier access. Let us know what you think of it also.
    http://www.ezarchitecture.com/blog/ezarchitecture-17-dream-closet-project-shotgun-closet-challenge/

  16. M said:
    September 20, 2010

    The “hole” is the spiral staircase marked on the floorplan and the naked guy is modeling the two-way mirror in the bathroom.

  17. Anastasia said:
    May 13, 2011

    It is an interesting functionable design for a smal apartment!

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