Yojigen Poketto by Elii

December 20, 2017

Super Microliving

Yojigen Poketto by Elii

Only 34 square metres?  I hear you ask, how can anyone live in such a small space?  Madrid-based architectural firm Elii answers the question with an innovative apartment as slick and multifunctional as a Swiss army knife.

Located in an old building in the centre of Madrid, the apartment is small but benefits from windows on two walls.  In order to maximise living space without blocking the light and views, the architects designed an elevated area in the back half of the room.  This ingenious structure not only creates a secluded sleeping platform but also provides seemingly endless storage solutions.  The steps which provide access to the platform, for example, can be moved away to reveal pull-out shelves which run the length of the platform.  The steps themselves contain more drawers and can also be used as a mobile seating area.  Part of the kitchen counter can be detached to form a coffee table and there is also a well concealed utility cupboard.  Other clever touches include mirrors in the entrance area, kitchen cabinets built around the windows (thereby creating a sunny lounging platform) and a sunken bath, all designed to make the space feel bigger.

It is no surprise that the name of this Tardis of an apartment, Yojigen Poketto (or four dimensional pocket), is inspired by the magical boundless pocket of popular Japanese anime character Doraemon.  The only question that remains is what to do with all the space freed up by this imaginative design?

Yojigen Poketto by EliiYojigen Poketto by EliiYojigen Poketto by EliiYojigen Poketto by EliiYojigen Poketto by EliiYojigen Poketto by Elii

Links 

Elii

Shop the Style

Quirky Style

Product Inspiration

Go crazy for funky storage ideas with the airplane trolley from Bordbar, the ABC bookcase from Saporiti and the Robox bookshelf from Casamania.
 Bordbar Airplane Trolley - Swiss Cross  ABC Bookcase – Floor-Standing Shelf - 23 cm Depth  Robox Bookshelf

 

Save space by installing wall lights such as the 90 Degrees wall light from Frama, which also doubles-up as a shelf.  A slim floor lamp such as the Five floor light from New Works would also work well in small spaces, as would the minimalist Socket occasional lamp from Menu.

90 Degrees Wall Light Powder Coated Aluminium    Five Floor Lamp  Socket Occasional Lamp - Set of 2

 

Focus on sleek and super functional accessories such as the stormproof umbrella from Senz, the Bellows iPad shoulder bag from Nava and the Propeller folding trivet from Menu.

Original Red Senz Umbrella  Bellows iPad Shoulder Bag - Dark Grey  Propeller Folding Trivet - Yellow






You may also like:

Glass Villa on the Lake by Mecanoo

December 11, 2018

Glass Villa on the Lake by MecanooA stunning glass villa nestles at a corner of a lake in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Lechlade, glistening in the sun like a jewel box. Created by Dutch architects Mecanoo, the house is designed to optimise the views of the lake.

View full article →

Dream and Maze by Studio 10

December 04, 2018

Dream and Maze by Studio 10

Tourists have long flocked to the city of Guilin in China, famous for its spectacular limestone hills towering over serene lakes and rivers. Those who stay at The Other Place, a local guest house, however, may be surprised by scenery which is rather unexpected but no less spectacular.

View full article →

Artistry of Solid Wood by Casimir

November 27, 2018

Artistry of Wood by CasimirThe elegant and minimalist furniture by Belgian designer Casimir is not only beautiful: by stripping his designs to their core, the designer often reveals thought-provoking questions and also a hint of subversion.

View full article →

Sign up to receive emails on the latest sales, new products and more!