Location — New York
Being architects with firmly rooted beliefs, we thought it important to practice what we preach. Our apartment is a 45 square meter space in Soho, which we adapt to evolve with our growing family. We rethink it whenever necessary, making the furniture ourselves out of affordable construction-grade plywood.
Ours is no classic living room setup, but a space that changes according to our needs. A large 4-meter-long low piece of furniture functions as a Japanese dining table, a coffee table or a bench. Lightweight, it’s easily moved.
Right now, the built-in couch doubles as a daybed and storage unit, with a custom mattress and extended desk for our child. Using the opposite white wall as a screen, we’ve rid ourselves of a television.
Soon, our master bedroom will change into a room for two children. The master bed will hide under an elevated podium and automatically slide into the living room. The dividing wall will become one piece of built-in furniture, incorporating a master bed, a day bed, storage and a closet.