May 15, 2015 / Interiors
Micro-Apartment Moabit by spamroom

Micro-Apartment Moabit is a minimalist house located in Berlin, Germany, designed by spamroom + John Paul Coss. Like many buildings of its era, the original layout of the flat had been two very small but separate rooms, presumably one of them being a kitchen, with a shared toilet located in an outbuilding downstairs. In an effort to modernize the flat a previous owner had substituted the former kitchen with a more convenient private bathroom. This had the added effect of unbalancing the overall proportions of living/sleeping/cooking/washing space in the flat. The challenge with tacking this now disproportionate plan was to re-calculate the needs of a modern day occupant and to somehow re-distribute the space within the structural outer walls of the flat in a way that felt balanced and in doing so to maximize the potential of every available centimeter.