Shoji Apartment

Shoji Apartment

Proctor & Shaw

Camden, 2022


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.

“This project shows that design quality need not be compromised when addressing the issues of limited space and poorly performing existing fabric.”