Los Angeles architect Ray Kappe built his family home back in 1967; hidden platform beds fit snugly in warm wood rooms.
"The Cube," as it is known, transforms into a room, then back into a big box when closed. By lowering the custom Murphy bed and rolling a sliding plywood door, Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski creates an insta-guestroom in his small, industrial-style Warsaw loft.
The library and office transforms into a guest bedroom in Dr. Kenneth Montague’s apartment. The painting is Untitled (Corner Rainbow) by Elizabeth McIntosh.
The kids stow away into their custom bunk beds each night. "Rather than trying to fit the furniture into the apartment, we decided to fit the apartment into the furniture," says architect Antoine Santiard. "However absurd this may seem, it immediately alleviated all the constraints linked to laying out tight spaces." The wool curtain dividing the space was made by a local company called Arpin. The custom track is by G-Rail.