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This tiny transformer apartment doubles in size

How to get 1100-square-feet out of a 420-square-foot apartment.

In this mini-documentary from faircompanies.com we meet Graham Hill (founder of Treehugger.com) and, more importantly, we get a tour of his amazing 420-square-foot apartment and learn how he's able to get the most out of his small living space.

Through innovative design, Hill was able to turn a 420-square-foot apartment in New York City into an apartment with the functionality of 1100-square-feet, more than double the living space. With pull-out walls, fold out beds, and other transformer-like design tricks he was able to turn one room into six. The video is a bit long, but definitely worth checking out to see all the cool features. It's a sight to behold.

With apartments in cities getting smaller ( we see you San Francisco ) and our world becoming more urban being able to use space in smart ways without giving up amenities you might get in a larger living space will become even more important. Hopefully design like this also becomes more common.

6 rooms into 1: morphing apartment packs 1100 sq ft into 420 [faircompanies]

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com