Proctor & Shaw
A study in materiality, transparency and enclosure. This apartment renovation project is conceived as a prototype for micro-living in existing housing stock with constrained floor areas but traditionally generous ceiling heights. Poky and uncomfortable cellular rooms are replaced by a generous multi-functional living space arranged around a translucent sleeping ‘pod’ inspired by Japanese Shoji screens. By cleverly stacking accommodation in a single height volume, additional floor area is conjured to provide a real sense of luxury and design quality in under 30 square metres.