07/05 Movable walls?

NYC apartment with a movable wall that reveals a murphy bed. Designed by MKCA.

NYC apartment with a movable wall that reveals a murphy bed. Designed by MKCA.

[I wonder if this would work in a tiny house?]

Having an apartment with walls which you can slide open or move however you want definitely sounds cool and even a little bit science fiction. The concept is very real although not as exploited and popular as it could be. For the most part, this kind of flexible layouts with movable walls is seen in studio apartments or efficiency apartments, both of which are small and need the flexibility in order to be multifunctional.

420 square feet of space is definitely not a lot, especially when talking about an apartment. However, architecture students Catalin Sandu and Adrian Iancu managed to make the most of such a space when designing this apartment in Soho. The living room is at the hearth of the apartment and its function is not limited to that as it can also be used as a dining area. A table for ten can be unfolded in a matter of seconds. The same space also has a standing desk in the corner and a Murphy bed that unfolds over the sectional. Such a multifunctional design is possible thanks to a movable wall partition which lets the inhabitants divide the apartment according to their immediate needs…

Read more (some walls even rotate!) – http://www.homedit.com/apartments-with-movable-walls/

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Elaine Walker