Christian Schallert’s tiny apartment morphs from kitchen to bedroom to living room to dining room all within a matter of minutes.
When he isn’t cooking, dressing, sleeping or eating, his 258-square-foot apartment looks like an empty cube. To create a room, he has to build it:
Kitchen: he clicks a spot on his vast wall of click-able furniture, and a spring-loaded door swings up to reveal an instant kitchen: double-burner, dishwasher, sink, countertop and microwave oven. The full-sized refrigerator and freezer click open just alongside.
Bedroom: he rolls his bed out from under the balcony, his stairs become become bedside tables and he can even swing his tv out from the wall.
Dining Room: he lowers a plank from the wall, his flower-stand becomes a support and his stairs become a bench.
Located in Barcelona’s hip Born district, the tiny apartment is a remodeled pigeon loft. Christian says its design was inspired by the space-saving furniture aboard boats, as well as the clean lines of a small Japanese home.
One of Christian’s friends has dubbed his apartment “G.I. Joe’s flat”. There is definitely more work involved in constructing and deconstructing your dining room/kitchen/bedroom every day or meal, but Christian likes it that way. He says it’s what helps keep him in shape.