Lidija Dragisic of Studio 360 retooled this 1,000-square-foot apartment in Ljubljana to make it a more flexible space. "Small spaces are a big challenge and inspiration," she says. "The goal is to make small areas look and feel big, and to be as useful as much bigger spaces are."
This renovated 1,000-square-foot apartment in Barcelona plays with subtle color contrasts, such as the chromatic tile mosaics and the blond wood used for sliding doors and benches.
Indie film director Jon Watts controlled cost while renovating his 749-square-foot Los Angeles abode by installing a stained knotty-pine ceiling and sourcing furniture secondhand from online auctions.
In order to rescue a dingy 800-square-foot apartment in a prime location in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, local firm StudioLAB opened the plan and brightened the surfaces. Today the minimal, multi-level home radiates artificial and natural light.
Architect Johanna Molineus recast this pint-sized two-bedroom London apartment as a one-bedroom dwelling. Guests are now welcomed to stay in a clever sleeping nook above the kitchen.
Actor Vincent Kartheiser’s modest Hollywood cabin was redesigned by Funn Roberts to maximize every last inch of space. The bed hangs from the ceiling and can be hoisted up and pulled down as needed.
In Slovenia, a pair of architects turned a 100-year-old utility building into a stylish home anchored by a sculptural, custom-designed black iron staircase.
Architect José Andrade Rocha recognized the beauty hidden beneath generations of unflattering renovations at this tiny 592-square-foot apartment in Lisbon. Space-saving sliding doors partition the flat, while white interiors make it feel more spacious. “Using white allowed me to lighten up small interior spaces and at the same time respect the original colors of the carpentry and stucco work,” Rocha says.