This 430 Square Foot Apartment Makes The Most Of Its Small Layout

This 430 Square Foot Brazilian Apartment Makes The Most Of Its Small Layout

Photography by Marcelo Donadussi

 

Architects Raquel Zaffalon and João Pedro Crescente of AMBIDESTRO, have designed this 430 square foot (40m2) apartment in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where they aimed to show how it’s possible to live with comfort, design, and elegance in a small space.

The apartment has the entry, kitchen, living, dining, and bedroom all sharing the same area. The living room had a custom sofa designed to fit the space, and a long TV cabinet provides extra storage.

 

In this small apartment ,the entry, kitchen, living, dining and bedroom all share the same area. The living room had a custom sofa designed to fit the space, and a long tv cabinet provides extra storage.

Photography by Marcelo Donadussi

Along one wall of the apartment is the kitchen with bright white cabinets and black backsplash. The integrated fridge gives the kitchen a seamless sleek look.


Along one wall of this small apartment is the kitchen with bright white cabinets and black backsplash. The integrated fridge gives the kitchen a seamless sleek look.

Photography by Marcelo Donadussi

On the back of the custom designed sofa is an upholstered bench that becomes seating for the dining table, enabling more people to sit around the oval marble dining table.


On the back of this custom designed sofa is an upholstered bench, that becomes seating for the dining table, enabling more people to sit around the oval marble dining table.

Photography by Marcelo Donadussi

Next to the living/dining area is the bedroom that’s open to the rest of the apartment. Dark wood helps to define the sleeping space, and a closet runs alongside the bed, again with a seamless appearance.


In this small apartment, dark wood helps to define the sleeping space, and a closet with a seamless appearance runs alongside the bed.

Photography by Marcelo Donadussi

The wooden area wraps around to conceal the door to the bathroom.


This bathroom door is hidden within a wooden wall.

Photography by Marcelo Donadussi

The natural wood look continues inside the bathroom. The designers used a green moisture resistant MDF inside the wooden panels, ensuring strength and protection from the humidity.


Wood lines the walls of this bathroom, with the designers using a green moisture resistant MDF inside the wooden panels, ensuring strength and protection for the humidity.

Photography by Marcelo Donadussi

In the shower, a built-in shelf has been included in the design and hidden light provides a soft glow.


In this shower, a built-in shelf has been included in the design and hidden light provides a soft glow.

Photography by Marcelo Donadussi

Here’s a look at the floor plan so you can see the complete layout of this compact apartment.


This 430 Square Foot Brazilian Apartment Makes The Most Of Its Small Layout


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