How do you pack a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living space, office and storage into a single room that measures a measly 226 square feet? German architecture firm Spamroom breathed new life into an urban Berlin micro apartment with a clever pine structure that functions like a room within a room, sectioning off different spaces and adding a lot more function.
Located within a historic apartment block dating back to the early 20th century, the apartment was originally divided into two separate rooms, and subsequent renovations had it feeling a bit unbalanced in the distribution of the space. Internal walls only served to block off natural light and make the space feel small.
The pine addition houses the bathroom, serves as a platform for the lofted bedroom, and is lined on the exterior with a kitchenette and lots of cabinets. A narrow staircase leads to the loft from a second built-in piece, a floor-to-ceiling wardrobe. Elevating the bedroom takes advantage of the available vertical space, freeing up valuable floor space for other uses.
The white-washed pine was not only an affordable choice, it has a beautifully minimalist and modern appearance that perfectly complements the historic features in the space. Maintaining a limited color palette and keeping clutter behind cupboard doors makes the apartment feel much larger.