NEVER TOO SMALL 50sqm/538sqft Small Apartment - Southeast Apartment

14 apr 2020
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Artist Daniel Dorall redesigned his 50m2 heritage small apartment in Melbourne's southeast to better utilize the limited space. High ceilings allowed him to purpose build a study area into the bedroom, that functions both as work space and as additional storage. Collections of books and artworks are deliberately grouped in compositions lending to the home's sense of visual balance. While throughout the apartment modernist concrete pieces and hacked Ikea furniture create the opportunity for recessed storage, and the inclusion of a small fireplace, allowing for a continuity that previously did not exist.
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Creator: Colin Chee
Director: Colin Chee
Producer: Luke Clark
Camera: Colin Chee
Editor: Colin Chee

  • ”Never too small” is true... since that is a quite big apartment😂😂 ”50m2” and ”small” doesn’t really fit in the same sentence.. I lived in an apartment smaller than 30m2 and with 199-200cm roof height... and i am 195cm tall. That apartment felt a little cramped... mostly cause of the roof height... otherwise it was not that small even though it was badly planned.. My current apartment is 39m2 and that is very big... i have a lot of furniture but still plenty of space. To be honest... the 50m2 apartment in this video feels almost as cramped as my old 30m2 apartment... arrange the furniture differently and you will actually get an 50m2 apartment that doesn’t feel like 25m2 😂😂😂

    Johan Fagerström JarlenforsJohan Fagerström Jarlenfors13 klukkustundum síðan
    • Would love to see your apartment design, please share your video link here with everyone. Thanks.

      NEVER TOO SMALLNEVER TOO SMALL12 klukkustundum síðan
  • This place is absolutely stunning. He is extremely talented. I hope he bought this apartment

    Kristina BrownKristina BrownDegi Síðan síðan
  • "Never too small" *eyes the nude sketch on the wall*.

    alcidesfyalcidesfyDegi Síðan síðan
  • why do they never mention where they store their ladders to reach the super high storage? my last apartment had ridiculous high kitchen cabinets and I never did find a good spot to keep my step stool. it floated around the whole kitchen. sometimes it became a tiny chair.

    TempestPhaedraTempestPhaedra2 dögum síðan
  • "Mirrored Splash Back"

    4bd1f1q04bd1f1q03 dögum síðan
  • Find yourself someone who loves you like this guy loves concrete.

    Leporello the Goldfinch – Birdtaming Tips & TricksLeporello the Goldfinch – Birdtaming Tips & Tricks3 dögum síðan
  • 538 sq ft is not small at all. I reckon this series should focus on units that are less than 400 sq ft.

    sunrayz81sunrayz816 dögum síðan
  • Wow!

    Narek AvakianNarek Avakian7 dögum síðan
  • Sooooo stunning. What an architectural and artistic haven. I am so inspired

    Donnell DacilloDonnell Dacillo8 dögum síðan
  • 4:06 when he pees in the toilet he stares into his own eyes. Okayy.....

    Suyog DaniSuyog Dani9 dögum síðan
  • Boi a 50 m2 appartment with that lighting and in that location is most definetely not small.

    Leo GlasmeyerLeo Glasmeyer11 dögum síðan
  • 4:12 what the..

    JoilerJoiler12 dögum síðan
  • I'm not a fan of open kitchens, and the working space next to the bed seems too small, but apart from this I love it. Finally a place with art! Beautiful!

    noizynoizy12 dögum síðan
  • Love the hidden appliances under framed artwork, the soft tone palette contrasting the colourful art and the grouping of objects. Wonder though how you can use the washing machine properly because of its height level... Just remembered that I have seen Dorall's miniature labyrinths in my hometown some years back. Awesome crafty pieces of political commentary! There is a video on ISworlds you can look them up.

    Bri XXsBri XXs12 dögum síðan
  • I mean thats just a grat apartment, never mind the size. I wish they would take more average looking apartments and optimize them

    KKKK13 dögum síðan
  • Love how he fit in a cheeky little fireplace

    Taliaa MariaaTaliaa Mariaa13 dögum síðan
  • so many books stacked, if he wanted to read a book from the middle it would be a pain to put it back.

    xTenseigaxTenseiga14 dögum síðan
  • All the decorative stuff is just too much for me. But I love the layout.

    BreadfanBreadfan15 dögum síðan
  • C'mon, that pile of books in the wall is just dumb.

    luccacamilloluccacamillo17 dögum síðan
  • Congrats! You are a true artist! Wishing much happiness on your lovely abode.

    mr08tsxmr08tsx19 dögum síðan
  • This aparment is huge. Still, I loved it, I take ideas from it too.

    Lluvia SelenitaLluvia Selenita22 dögum síðan
  • Beautiful

    Aaqib ShahAaqib Shah26 dögum síðan
  • 3:23 Did anyone else notice "Butt Book" in the stack?

    stylezLP604stylezLP60427 dögum síðan
  • That fireplace is scary af 🥺

    Aheli PoddarAheli Poddar29 dögum síðan
  • Really appreciate that you use stationary shots, really let's you get a better feel for a space imo

    lifelesunlifelesun29 dögum síðan
  • Not such a "transformation" like usual. A bit disapointing. 🤷‍♀️ Seems more like a decorating job wt. concrete (by the way: good luck ever moving wt. that🤣) buing cupboards & replacing 1 door. Like you could do "so much: wrong wt. that apartment" & like it was "so" ugly before. 🙄🙄 Maybe thats jealousy speaking but couldn't everybody wt. enough money, to buy or rent this place could achieve sth. simular. 🤷‍♀️ But compliments for the cool painting collection & good hanging though. 🙋🏻‍♀️. :) Looks real nice! :)

    Rum TrollRum Troll29 dögum síðan
  • I really love the photograph of the man with piercing blue eyes hanging above the kitchen area. Does anyone know where it can be purchased? Is it a print that is readily available?

    TD BTD BMánuði síðan
  • I love this apartment! The large windows and the light that comes through it is just incredible. Want to have this kind of home also here where I live. I was just a little suprised as he talked about the high ceilings in the bedroom, that he hasn´t lifted the bed on some sort of plattform to get additional space. The addition of a door to the bathroom was really clever if guests come over to not go through the bedroom.

    Michael KerMichael KerMánuði síðan
  • Yes please.

    Lady WolverineLady WolverineMánuði síðan
  • Hahaha, small?

    Patrick MPatrick MMánuði síðan
  • Breathtakingly beautiful

    Heather LevettHeather LevettMánuði síðan
  • only thing it's lacking is a nice working space, his little desk setup look really cramped and uncomfortable. but very stylish, I love the concrete kitchen island/table

    melcerelmelcerelMánuði síðan
  • does the wardrobe come with a ladder

    AshnaAshnaMánuði síðan
  • Absolutely loved his space, concrete design, floor to ceiling closet/storage, and anesthetic elements within space. Functional & peaceful.

    Carole WarrenCarole WarrenMánuði síðan
  • It is a small apartment, open plan, no dining table makes it appear more spacious. I love the polished concrete floors and the Kitchen island, perfect with all that natural light coming through those amazing windows. Very peaceful space

    Grace GonzalezGrace GonzalezMánuði síðan
  • Absolutely stunning!

    Geraldine BryceGeraldine BryceMánuði síðan
  • he's got Morissey up on his toilet

    Luiza SLuiza SMánuði síðan
  • Great job! Looks much larger.

    Mz MMz MMánuði síðan
  • It's beautiful and peaceful.

    Buick InvictaBuick InvictaMánuði síðan
  • I love this! And I know that art too!

    Ruby SRuby SMánuði síðan
  • 50 square meters is not a small apartement

    Timothy WalczykTimothy WalczykMánuði síðan
  • First time I love the use of concret, because doesn't look cold neither hard or harmful 😍

    Gatita CalicóGatita CalicóMánuði síðan
  • the only thing that I hate about this apartment is the painting, it's creepy af!

    None of your businessNone of your businessMánuði síðan
  • Cool, Hammock - East. My favorite song by them.

    TonyRedgrave1501TonyRedgrave1501Mánuði síðan
  • 's my favorite. Life goals. :)

    JanetJanetMánuði síðan
  • Dis guy got some serious style!!

    Johanna LuedersJohanna LuedersMánuði síðan
  • So nice 🥂🕯

    Bellia BahBellia BahMánuði síðan
  • The big windows make the room incredibly beautiful and cozy. I live the idea of a big table made of concrete.

    lucy Takamatsulucy TakamatsuMánuði síðan
  • Wow!

    J KJ KMánuði síðan
  • Stunning apartment - I was mesmerised by this footage x

  • Stunning 🤩

    Sarah BethSarah BethMánuði síðan
  • I love his apartment,

    Olivia CoOlivia CoMánuði síðan
  • 1:42 That’s a penis...

    Tamás OroszTamás OroszMánuði síðan
  • Do we have the dimensions for his great room area? I'm designing my own home and not sure if 4 meters wide is ok and I like his space.

    Christopher JohnsonChristopher JohnsonMánuði síðan
  • so amazed.

    Art CArt CMánuði síðan
  • omg I know this building! it's about 1.5 km from my home. Love this apartment especially the windows.

    Jessica HanJessica Han2 mánuðum síðan
  • The size of the apartment and modern vibe is so me but the artworks are creepy

    Adhistie ApriantiAdhistie Aprianti2 mánuðum síðan
  • This apt would look like a barren airbnb without all his books and art. Brutal interiors are not my thing, but he seems comfortable and I'm glad

    Maggie AdkinsMaggie Adkins2 mánuðum síðan
  • I absolutely love concrete floors wow

    Allison Van HookAllison Van Hook2 mánuðum síðan
  • Which plant is the one in the living area?

    Mirko PieropanMirko Pieropan2 mánuðum síðan
  • This is my favourite one. Stunning

    HarrisonB MusicHarrisonB Music2 mánuðum síðan
  • This one is by far the best apartment

    Aleksandar SuvajacAleksandar Suvajac2 mánuðum síðan
  • That is actually too many painting in the room.

    gautam khattrigautam khattri2 mánuðum síðan
  • this is huge...and so nice

    Fish eyeFish eye2 mánuðum síðan
  • I wish he went over the book area! I really like it. I wonder if he made a wall shelf for it or not?

    Alicia MokAlicia Mok2 mánuðum síðan
  • 3:23 "Butt book"

    VortexVortex2 mánuðum síðan
  • I love the large windows, the amount of light that comes in, the greenery and the books stacks vertically

    Nina StoneNina Stone2 mánuðum síðan
  • The first image makes me think of a polly pocket

    Nina StoneNina Stone2 mánuðum síðan
  • Beautiful

    Daniele CogliandroDaniele Cogliandro2 mánuðum síðan
  • Books books books!

    Random HumanRandom Human2 mánuðum síðan
  • I love it. For high ceilings though, I would've probably put a loft.

    IpizzippyIpizzippy2 mánuðum síðan
  • Waay too many books, waay too many paintings, waay too much clutter... This guy needs some KonMari in his life 👍

    AwesomeVidzAwesomeVidz2 mánuðum síðan
  • Stunning apartment. 👌

    Ana M IsidroAna M Isidro2 mánuðum síðan
  • Ugh the interior decoration is beautiful. Ideally what I'd imagine as my own perfect apartment

    criminallyvulgarcriminallyvulgar2 mánuðum síðan
  • Small apartments will always appear much larger with high ceilings.

    criminallyvulgarcriminallyvulgar2 mánuðum síðan
  • Just stunning !!!

    Pat KowPat Kow2 mánuðum síðan
  • Me too. Just love it.

    Rose EnglishRose English2 mánuðum síðan
  • finally a huge amount of space to put books 😍😍😍😍😍

    Rebecca SitanggangRebecca Sitanggang2 mánuðum síðan
  • This apartment screams Namjoon lol

    MoonChildMoonChild2 mánuðum síðan
  • 4:12 ur welcome

    ProGamerManProGamerMan2 mánuðum síðan
  • Typically in these smaller/more minimalist spaces they keep the walls very bare. I love all the art in this unit so it adds character while still feeling open.

    Rikki FreeRikki Free2 mánuðum síðan
  • I really love it but there is just too much stuff around and it feels too crowded. I love book a lot too but I would just do the wall outside the bedroom an entire book case so there is no need for the bookshelf by the large windows.

    lucas trashlucas trash2 mánuðum síðan
  • European style laundry room? Honey, we're not rich enough to have whole ass laundry rooms lmao

    Metaphorically I'm A WhoreMetaphorically I'm A Whore2 mánuðum síðan
  • What a wonderful apartment. watching these always makes me rethink my space.. This is a wonderful example.

    Christopher SChristopher S2 mánuðum síðan
  • This apartment is fantastic. I'm a civil engineer and I love concrete as an architectural material. The finish of this concrete is fantastic. The concrete bench is exceptional, I would have casted it altogether in order to avoid the lines at the connection point. Lovely details, like the wooden casing around the intercom make it superb. High ceilings and brightness is a very imprtant thing for me, this house has everything I like. Well done to the man, he created something stunning.

    DimitrisDimitris2 mánuðum síðan
  • Oh my gosh the hinged picture with the panel underneath!

    MopRocksMopRocks3 mánuðum síðan
  • So cool! I love all the art and how unique the furnishings are.

    MopRocksMopRocks3 mánuðum síðan
  • I wish my camper looked this aesthetic lol

    Brooke WilsonBrooke Wilson3 mánuðum síðan
  • Came for the apt tour. Stayed for his voice. So soothing :)

    Bk_Love26Bk_Love263 mánuðum síðan
  • Yo if he wants the book at the bottom of the stack how does he get it?

    Michelle GodwinMichelle Godwin3 mánuðum síðan
  • thats my favorite house. For the rest; videos, quality, chosen music is so so good... meditative

    Cansu TuranCansu Turan3 mánuðum síðan
  • My all time favorite! Perfection!

    jufubujufubu3 mánuðum síðan
  • I love many elements of the apartment but that hard concrete would not be great for kids to run into (or indeed, older folk to fall onto either). The huge windows are what makes all the difference.

    Lynn HampsLynn Hamps3 mánuðum síðan
  • That looks too small

    Harpy with LegsHarpy with Legs3 mánuðum síðan
  • You'd love Brasília, Brazil.

    Roberta Carina RodriguesRoberta Carina Rodrigues3 mánuðum síðan
  • Poluted.

    Rodrigo SilvaRodrigo Silva3 mánuðum síðan
  • which city is this?

    dandan3 mánuðum síðan
    • It's in a suburb called Prahran, in Melbourne, Australia. If you really want to know where the building is, it's on the corner of Chapel street and Commercial Road in Prahran. You can easily look it up on Google Maps. The ground floor is a full of shops with apartments above.

      TD BTD BMánuði síðan
  • This is a very beautiful appartment with artistic touch, very unique

    exception 710exception 7103 mánuðum síðan
  • We used to live 3 guys in a 66sqm apartment for 2 years during uni in Copenhagen...

    HeyPapi6969HeyPapi69693 mánuðum síðan
  • 4.15 no-one else seeing what I'm seeing?

    ArunArun3 mánuðum síðan