Is it possible to transform 11 square meters into a full equipped house? The answer is yes!
I smiled when I saw this project: most of you will not believe that it is possible to live in just 11 sqm but I assure you that, with the prices of the houses in Paris, it is not strange to find such small apartments in rent or for sale (when I was looking for a flat to rent in Paris, in some ads the space was indicated in cubic meters instead of square meters. I swear!).
This micro house, overlooking the Canal Saint Martin, was designed by Studio Batiik using original and multi-functional solutions in order to exploit every single centimeter and optimize the space. The house has been renovated to create a studio for seasonal rentals that, in few square meters, could have all the comforts of a home and the luxuries of a hotel.
The designers, Rebecca Benichou and Sarah Chayeb, have created tailor-made solutions that manage to hide the different domestic functions and let enough space free to create a comfortable and pleasant space to live in.
To free up space on the ground, all the functions have been arranged along one of the walls, with three geometric arches that define three distinct uses: cooking, eating, bathing.
A small arched mirrored door hides the small bathroom. Next to it we find the dining module with a semicircular table that can be opened or closed according to needs. Lastly, we find the pale pink arch that defines the kitchen corner.
To maximize the sense of space and light, the designers focus on total white. However, some pop color hints have been added such as the electric blue of the table or the nude pink of the kitchen which, together with the arches and round shapes, gives this mini-hotel a playful atmosphere and a unique style.
Interior project: Batiik Studio
Photography: Bertrand Fompeyrine