A Tiny Apartment Transforms into 24 Rooms

In Hong Kong, architect Gary Chang transforms a 330 sq ft apartment into an eco-friendly marvel using a sliding wall system. The space-efficient design offers 24 different configurations, maximizing every inch.

I recently came across this incredible video showcasing architect Gary Chang’s ingenious use of space in his 344-square-foot tiny apartment in Hong Kong, and it left me absolutely fascinated. Chang’s innovative design approach challenges conventional notions of living in cramped urban environments. The bustling metropolis of Hong Kong, known for its dense population and limited space, becomes a canvas for Chang’s creative and eco-friendly solutions.

In the heart of this cosmopolitan city, Chang’s apartment is a testament to the efficient utilization of space. His architectural philosophy is deeply rooted in the Hong Kong principle of making the most of every available inch. This principle became a guiding force for Chang, who, long before his formal architectural studies, learned to cope with the challenges of tight living spaces in Hong Kong.

The “domestic transformer” is a marvel of space optimization, boasting only 330 square feet but offering 24 different configurations through a futuristic sliding wall system. This remarkable feature allows Chang to adapt his living space according to his needs, showcasing an innovative blend of functionality and sustainability. Chang’s design choices maximize efficiency and reflect a commitment to eco-friendly living.

Despite its limited square footage, the apartment is designed to be naturally illuminated, with three floor-to-ceiling tinted windows bathing the space in warm golden light. Chang ingeniously incorporates mirrors into the sliding walls, creating the illusion of more space while simultaneously offering an eco-friendly advantage by increasing natural light within the apartment.

From a fully equipped kitchen cleverly integrated behind a TV to a screening room with its own hammock, every corner of Chang’s apartment is a testament to thoughtful design. It is not merely a living space; it’s a dynamic, adaptable environment that challenges preconceived notions about tiny apartment spaces, emphasizing that even the most modest apartments can be transformed into a comfortable and sustainable haven.

A Tiny Apartment Transforms into 24 Rooms

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Posted by Rose Lagacé

Rose Lagacé is a production designer for film & television by day and an emerging filmmaker by night. Rose is also the creator and editor of Art Departmental where she celebrates the art and craft of production design.

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