For the most part, people don”t entirely enjoy the prospect of limitations. Being limited is seen as a hindrance, or an obstacle to be overcome. In reality, some of the most creative and innovative ideas in art and technology were inspired because of limitations.
Designers at PKMN Architectures took the ethic of finding inspiration within limitations and created something amazing. “All I Own House” is the title of a revolutionary apartment design that allows a smaller space to be functional, practical, and versatile. Located in Madrid, this apartment makes use of its space like no other I”ve ever seen. It is a truly innovative design.
This is the home of Yolanda R. Pila in Madrid, Spain. It is a single story house, and somewhat small, but has a beautiful garden and belonged to Yolanda”s grandmother.
Through an innovative design, one of Yolanda”s rooms is now able to become many rooms.
Using a simple slide system by Hepcomotion, these storage units function to create multiple rooms depending on how Yolanda arranges them.
The structural engineering was done by Mecanismo SL, and the design allows for functional storage and easy use of its many facets.
Yolanda runs a studio called ERREPILA that specializes in graphic design and communication. With a quick shift of the storage units, a room with a blackboard and sitting space opens up where she can meet and chat with artists and designers.
Another shift in the storage units and a kitchen opens up, complete with kitchen appliances and a fold-out table that can be used for preparing food.
Don”t worry, this innovative design didn”t forget the most basic of necessities – a place to sleep. With a combination of moves shifting the storage units along their tracks, Yolanda can open up her bedroom, complete with a bed that folds out from one of the units.
You have to see this place in action – check out the video below.
ALL I OWN HOUSE by PKMN Architectures from PKMN [pac-man] on Vimeo.
This is a really awesome use of space, and certainly makes you think about how the living spaces around us can be more efficiently utilized. Who needs a huge house when you”ve got all the rooms you need in one?