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Custom Cabinet Design Makes The Most Of This Small Apartment Space

Custom cabinetry makes the most of the space in this small studio apartment.

Architects Juan Alberto Andrade and Maria Jose Vascones, have shared with us their recently completed project, a small apartment in Quito, Ecuador, that includes custom wood cabinets that makes the most of the available space.

The 296 square foot (27.5 sqm) studio apartment needed a solution that would include a kitchen area, storage space, laundry room, bed/bedroom, library, desk/dining table, bar, and closet. The architects decided to design custom cabinets that would include all of the requirements.

The cabinets include a variety of hidden features, like a fold-down bed, which when lowered, shelves behind and to the side of the bed are revealed.

The minimalist wood cabinets in this studio apartment include a variety of hidden features, like a fold down bed. Once lowered, shelves behind and to the side of the bed are revealed.
This studio apartment includes a variety of hidden features, like a fold down bed.

When not in use, the bed simply folds back into the wall, allowing the desk to be dropped down. The clever design has a simple locking mechanism that keeps it in place.

A small studio apartment with a built-in desk that can be dropped down.
A small studio apartment with a built-in desk that can be folded down or locked in place when not in use.

On a nearby wall, there’s a black metal ladder that allows the apartment owner to easily access the upper storage like the green shelves, as well as the cabinets above the kitchen.

A studio apartment includes a black metal ladder that allows the apartment owner to easily access the upper storage cabinets.
This small apartment includes a black metal ladder that allows the apartment owner to easily access the upper storage like the green shelves, as well as the cabinets above the kitchen.
A small apartment has a rail for a ladder to gain access to the upper cabinets.

The opposite wall and the open plan area are dedicated to the living room, with a simple couch and a couple of chairs. Next to the living room is a hidden closet that slides out to reveal drawers, shelves, and a space to hang clothes.

A hidden closet slides out to reveal drawers, shelves, and an space to hang clothes.
A hidden closet in this small apartment slides out to reveal drawers, shelves, and an space to hang clothes.
A small apartment includes a hidden closet that slides out to reveal drawers, shelves, and an space to hang clothes.

The corner has been softened with a curved cabinet that opens to shelving.

The corner has been softened with a curved cabinet that opens to shelving.
The corner of this small studio apartment has been softened with a curved cabinet that opens to shelving.

The small kitchen is located in the hallway, where a folding cabinet door opens to showcase a contrasting dark kitchen countertop, sink, cooktop, and microwave.

The small kitchen in this studio apartment is located in the hallway, where a folding cabinet door opens to showcase a contrasting dark kitchen countertop, sink, cooktop, and microwave.
A small black kitchen is hidden behind cabinet doors in the hallway of this small apartment.
A small kitchen is hidden behind cabinet doors in the hallway of this small apartment.
The black kitchen of a small apartment is hidden behind cabinet doors.
Photography: JAG Studio | Architects: Juan Alberto Andrade and Maria Jose Vascones | Team: Cuqui Rodri?guez | Contractor: Paola Canon and Uribe Schwarzkopf

Source: Contemporist

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