Shoji Apartment is a minimal apartment located in Camden, United Kingdom, designed by Proctor & Shaw. A study in materiality, transparency and enclosure, the project is conceived as a prototype for micro living in existing housing stock characterized by a constrained footprint but traditionally generous ceiling heights. Poky and uncomfortable cellular rooms are replaced by a generous multi functional living space arranged around a translucent sleeping ‘pod’ inspired by Japanese Shoji screens. By cleverly stacking accommodation in a single height volume, additional floor area is conjured to provide a real sense of luxury and design quality in just 29 square meters.

Photography by Stale Eriksen