We received an email from Robert Garneau of Studio Garneau, an architecture firm in New York, about one of their award-winning renovation projects called Transformer (a derelict pre-war studio apartment). This is one of the coolest and most efficient uses of a small space I have seen in a LONG time. Here is a quick breakdown of what they did and the features of the space.
- Sliding a wall carves a bedroom from the living room, while revealing a library or a home office.
- Sliding wall transforms into surface for projector for movie-watching.
- Tilting down a wall-bed unveils a walnut clad sleeping nook complete with bedside niches.
- Wall-bed tucks away tp create yoga niche.
- A tiled washroom wall opens to expose walnut clad laundry hampers and linen closets.
- Pressing a button converts a dining table into a countertop, complete with secret compartment inside.
- Custom modular sofa can be configured into queen size bed.