NEVER TOO SMALL 44sqm/473sqft Transforming Studio Tiny Apartment - Abruzzi

3 feb 2021
453 069 Áhorf

In order to maximise space in this small 44sqm apartment ATOMAA had to completely reimagine it’s floor plan, moving a troubling central bathroom that awkwardly split the home in two. This in turn allowed ATOMAA to expand the living and dining spaces, and introduce more natural light throughout the home. Using flexible sliding doors and curtains to facilitate the open transmission of light, and ease of movement throughout the home; yet still allow for privacy when needed. The addition of a laundry and a new, warmer & brighter material palette throughout leave this micro apartment almost unrecognizable compared to its previous form.
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  • Would Y=you ever think of coming to India! We need these beautiful perfect homes here too!!!!!

    AarifahAarifah2 dögum síðan
  • I will takeout the all those curtains

    Andrea K. ChenAndrea K. Chen3 dögum síðan
  • I love the flexibility but I feel like a trick was missed with the high ceiling which could've put the bed up high, but I understand some people don't want to / can't climb up to bed every night.

    Connor JamesConnor James4 dögum síðan
  • So cute!! 😍

    Tantri WardaniTantri Wardani5 dögum síðan
  • It's heartbreaking to see the historical building covered by graffiti, just couldn't figure out a word to describe such disgraceful behavior 😢.

    iris0104iris01047 dögum síðan
  • Beautiful apartment

    Jools99 Caithness1Jools99 Caithness110 dögum síðan
  • awesome

    Evangelia DimitriouEvangelia Dimitriou10 dögum síðan
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    glazerho mirabalglazerho mirabal12 dögum síðan
  • Not into the curtains

    LaLa JohnsonLaLa Johnson13 dögum síðan
  • Well I don't trust what I'm looking at because in most scenes the kitchen looks huge (see 2:45, 2:56) but in some views it looks crazy small (see 3:07). So you are stretching the video in places just the real estate agents do for their listings. Geez dude, this apartment isn't for sale, why are you tricking us like this? Ugg, shame on you.

    fitspiritfitspirit14 dögum síðan
  • I love how the apartment reads as retro in a very unpretentious way. The kitchen as the heart of the space works very well.

    Leago MadumoLeago Madumo15 dögum síðan
  • those curtains are brutal! and one sided fabric too lol

    shortsshorts17 dögum síðan

    Ana Paula Caruso SilvaAna Paula Caruso Silva20 dögum síðan
  • Sooper

    for homefor home23 dögum síðan
  • Something is wrong with that Sliding Doors. Looks like someone bumped their head too many times.

    Nachiket SubhashNachiket Subhash24 dögum síðan
  • See the elevator, stairs dark, i feel horror but the apartment light n comfortable

    Ipih D HIpih D H25 dögum síðan
  • The kitchen becomes very closed of and dark with those doors and curtains. I would have instaled frosted glas panel doors were the curtains are to have more light in the kitchen area.

    Wendy LaanWendy Laan26 dögum síðan
  • The floor and wooden doors looks nice. But I'm not a fan of the layout (the curtains aren't necessary). The washing machine could be bigger (it's just me).

    School of Alchemy ClipsSchool of Alchemy Clips27 dögum síðan
  • Buenos Aires!!!

    Fermín SuárezFermín Suárez27 dögum síðan
  • Jesus did you guys get Wes Anderson as the cinematographer? Love the style of these videos

    Leon GünterLeon Günter27 dögum síðan
  • Make your title smaller and not so difficult for the search engine to find. That's a lengthy title, man! What I wanted to point out, there is no storage that is added to the space. Like underbed storage or a bed onto of a mobile closet. No boxes attached close to the ceiling where books can hide from dust. Or a headboard that can be space for a closet behind the bed that has storage under the bed that can convert into a desk or table to eat on. Can we see more forethought instead of design. We need storage ideas as well as how pretty you can make it. Right now I need sutrufuge and how to hide my clutter. Video is so boring without clever storage ideas, not more clutter on display! Thank you.

    Rhoni WinstonRhoni Winston28 dögum síðan
  • Still dark, like the first layout but with all the lights on you wouldn't notice. Nice home, though.

    Aurelio MedinaAurelio Medina29 dögum síðan
  • Ingenious

    Myra LathamMyra Latham29 dögum síðan
  • The entry to the apartment make me scared...😂😂😂

    Eli MutiaraEli MutiaraMánuði síðan
  • 44 sqm is quite big no ?

    Priscillia NPriscillia NMánuði síðan
  • "Full kitchen". Nope. You forgot working space.

    HeyNonyNonymousHeyNonyNonymousMánuði síðan
  • "It was a very dark apartment" So we put 362892 lights to make it look brighter for the video

    ITACAITACAMánuði síðan
  • I would use the sliding doors to separate kitchen and living, but overall I like this design, great use of spaces

    R HR HMánuði síðan
  • The guy who designed the original floorplan must've been like "Hmm yes! Half of the house will be kitchen, the other half bedroom. Perfect!"

    Kar AashikaKar AashikaMánuði síðan
  • this is, by far, the best layout I've seen 👌

    _FRIEDxMANGO__FRIEDxMANGO_Mánuði síðan
  • I always find it rather sad that none of these apartments have any character left from the original building. As a piece on its own its nice, but it lacks context.

    Oggsy UnwinOggsy UnwinMánuði síðan
  • The curtains ruin the apartment. Looks like a hospital.

    Aura BerglundAura BerglundMánuði síðan
  • I'm in love with this building and the phenomenal use of space here.

    Dianne ODianne OMánuði síðan
  • This is one of, if not, the best building, the best design, of all!!! I think this is my favorite :) The architect has an excellent eye for interior design as well, or they've cooperated well, coz you can see how everything blends together beautifully & functionally. Thank you for showing us this wonderful historical buildings!!!

    Sheena Rose SoleroSheena Rose SoleroMánuði síðan
  • rich people casually restructering and designing their whole apartments

    Anna MAnna MMánuði síðan
  • Lovely designed!

    Ambre BelhachmiAmbre BelhachmiMánuði síðan
  • The sliding doors are amazing, the curtains between the jitchen and the living room are creative but feel very intrusive and present? A pocket/sliding door system of smaller panels with some transparent areas would keep the cluther from the kitchen out of the sitting area while still providing a spacious feel. Similarly with the open space above the hallway, its a really good storage space but without something to cover it, it'll quickly feel cluttery? Wouldn't it have made sense to use closed sliding panels there as well?

    Coffee.Ink.WritingCoffee.Ink.WritingMánuði síðan
  • Love the dual access to the bathroom and how the closet door is also utilized. The diagonal flooring is such a great design feature.

    Hailey HHailey HMánuði síðan
  • The courtains a very unapealing. they look very cheap !

    Berlosabido ProntoBerlosabido ProntoMánuði síðan
  • They don't make buildings like that anymore. That staircase was beautiful

    Bee WhyBee WhyMánuði síðan
  • Didn't like the floor but I loved the full size fridge!

    pj101pj101Mánuði síðan
  • There are peep holes in the bedroom door lol

    tiny_weeb_rintiny_weeb_rinMánuði síðan
  • beutifull

  • Nice but kinda gave me that "hospital feeling". Plus I wouldn't consider this flat small... doesn't really convince me a hundred percent...

    ace 91ace 91Mánuði síðan
  • le tende no......

    g1ang11g1ang11Mánuði síðan
  • Besides it being easy to remove when needed, why do architects prefer using curtains to separate space instead of sliding glass doors?

    Daniel Louis CamaquinDaniel Louis CamaquinMánuði síðan
  • This is soo beautifull! Thank you for sharing this!!

    Marijke KöhlerMarijke KöhlerMánuði síðan
  • Genius way of organizing space, only thing the bedroom seems a little bit too empty. Ben fatto in ogni caso!

    Riccardo ScottiRiccardo ScottiMánuði síðan
  • Is it just me or I thought I saw a loft above the *bathroom @ 2:08

    Rommel MatiasRommel MatiasMánuði síðan
  • The colour choices and the lighting are depressing

    AliAliMánuði síðan
  • sooooooo goooooooood

    Sofie Van GeitSofie Van GeitMánuði síðan
  • absolutely perfect

    Mac Don DadaMac Don DadaMánuði síðan
  • beautiful interior, furniture, and color palette but fabric partitions in such a small space are unnecessary.

    Hiro HindsHiro HindsMánuði síðan
  • Bidets are still a thing in Italy. 👍🏻

    Ulrich H.Ulrich H.Mánuði síðan
  • my studio is 20 m2..........

    Anthony BAnthony B2 mánuðum síðan
  • What’s the orange thing on the kitchen counter?

    RichRich2 mánuðum síðan
  • check out my minimalist san francisco apartment tour inspired by never too small!

    Yanni VelasquezYanni Velasquez2 mánuðum síðan
  • Milan... a city once wonderful, now disgusting, dirty and plagued with insecurity

    tom lupintom lupin2 mánuðum síðan
  • Could not follow the new layout .

    No LimitsNo Limits2 mánuðum síðan
  • Mostly unrelated to the video, could I ask some of the architects and designers who's reading this a question? I've decided that I'm going to pursue an interior designing career, however I'm not sure if it's better for me to take an architecture course instead of an interior designing course. Any tips or advice? Esp bcuz I'm not sure if there's much demand for interior designers specifically if there are more architects.

  • For many people in the Far East, that is not a small apartment.

    azuremainazuremain2 mánuðum síðan
  • This is so good!

    Prafulla JanbadePrafulla Janbade2 mánuðum síðan
  • This is bigger than the apartment I live in.

    My BalconyMy Balcony2 mánuðum síðan
  • Loved it ❣️

    Wanda AlpizarWanda Alpizar2 mánuðum síðan
  • not a fan of the curtain dividers but the space is nice especially with the high ceilings

    rudeboysilorudeboysilo2 mánuðum síðan
  • I'm sorry, but what's with that curtain?

    Upside DownUpside Down2 mánuðum síðan
  • I love the layout of that place!

    CujoCujo2 mánuðum síðan
  • I just thought you should have widened the windows and replace one curtain with a designed wall or solid partition for television space. Otherwise looks very decent.

    JosandJosand2 mánuðum síðan
  • I kind of wish I’d got to see out on the balcony 😋makes me think yeah I could do small space living... well if I had a architect at my disposal lol

    Amanda PandaAmanda Panda2 mánuðum síðan
  • How did you move pipe along wc?

    SK JungSK Jung2 mánuðum síðan
  • Oh wow! This is genius!!

    Adhithi BalajiAdhithi Balaji2 mánuðum síðan
  • that is huge!!!

    camelazocamelazo2 mánuðum síðan
  • this is so ugly ohhhhh my eyes

    Lucas RosaLucas Rosa2 mánuðum síðan
  • Like everything, except the curtains.

    Autumn LeafAutumn Leaf2 mánuðum síðan
  • I wanna live in that elevator!

    Rod O ToledoRod O Toledo2 mánuðum síðan
  • I love this apartment but where do you put your food? Not enough cupboards for food...Other than that, aid live there 😍

    Shaishannah BennettShaishannah Bennett2 mánuðum síðan
  • That thumbnail is like a Japanese horror movie

    Greg APGreg AP2 mánuðum síðan
  • Italian taste, magnificent!

    Dani BartripDani Bartrip2 mánuðum síðan
  • how cheap it looks from 1 to 10

    Margarita BabovnikovaMargarita Babovnikova2 mánuðum síðan
  • so beautiful

    Rebecca EmmanuelRebecca Emmanuel2 mánuðum síðan
  • Lack of art in the apt is kind of depressing.

    Rachel MeierRachel Meier2 mánuðum síðan
  • I would love to live in this! However for me I couldn’t follow where everything was placed it seemed complicated and I don’t personally think I would use all those dividing parts! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Kripple in a Caravan XxxKripple in a Caravan Xxx2 mánuðum síðan
  • I especially love how the bedroom can be separated from the reading nook near the window by closing the door halfway and using the curtain. It really adds a nice space.

    Barbara MBarbara M2 mánuðum síðan
    • I thought it was pointless space -- who would you be trying keep away from in a one bedroom apartment; you've already got a lounge if you want some privacy from your partner

      Stuart GloverStuart Glover2 mánuðum síðan
  • What a beautiful apartment. It would be a pleasure to live there after the renovation. The sliding doors and curtains are a great feature and I note they don't go to the ceiling which would help it feel more open. This is so well thought-out with plenty of storage but not too much, lovely warm-looking interiors and all the modern appliances incorporated. I especially love the floors.

    Julie LawsonJulie Lawson2 mánuðum síðan
  • I think the curtains should look more tight and sturdy, now it looks flimsy. The layout is brilliant.

    SjefSjef2 mánuðum síðan
    • It would look so much better with a rice paper screen sliding door. Lets light through and looks beautiful.

      Rachel MeierRachel Meier2 mánuðum síðan
  • "Never too small tiny 44 sqm studio" hmmm my whole 2 bedroom apartment is 48 sqm.

    Егор МарковЕгор Марков2 mánuðum síðan
  • The curtain between the kitchen and living room could be used to project movies on, if it were white

    Tobias CornilleTobias Cornille2 mánuðum síðan
  • Milan is a mess. Full of irregular people, homeless, robbers etc.

    gattafuffagattafuffa2 mánuðum síðan
  • The floorplan is much improved, and I really like the concept, however there are a few big missed opportunities for me: the height of the ceilings is lost by bringing the partitions down - thats a real shame as what could have felt like an airy space, now feels kind of cramped. Second, the colour scheme and lighting makes the apartment feel cold, by utilizing warmer and lighter tones as well as smart lighting, this could be improved, lastly, i personally dislike the curtains - as someone mentioned, feels hospitaly, would have replaced them with industrial glass partitions with a light curtain only in the bedroom.

    pumpkinonastickpumpkinonastick2 mánuðum síðan
  • That’s huge!

    Andreas MortensenAndreas Mortensen2 mánuðum síðan
  • the courtains look messy. but i really like the appartment!

    Alejandro UsetAlejandro Uset2 mánuðum síðan
  • I really like this one. I would use the reading room spot for my home office and I would replace the floating shelves next to the stove with cupboards (you need some closed-off cupboards in your kitchen: no-one wants to see ALL your kitchen stuff). Otherwise, I really like it as is.

    roxroxroxgraceroxroxroxgrace2 mánuðum síðan
  • This looks great. I really like the transitional function of the spaces, and that you can use the bedroom space but still hide the bed for privacy. Nothing in this apartment looks cramped even though its 473sqft. and that's what I really think it brilliant with the design. Wondering how the bathroom doors lock, I don't think I saw anything on those sliding doors.

    Mani DasojuMani Dasoju2 mánuðum síðan
  • Love this design. Also I've just bought a unit where there's a couple of partitions I'd like to create, so it's really good seeing it being done in a space like this.

    KatherineKatherine2 mánuðum síðan
  • So funny that they think 44 sqm ist small. My Appartement ist just 25 sqm including bath ans kitchen.

    SaskiasaChristkindSaskiasaChristkind2 mánuðum síðan
  • Lovely layout but I feel like the interior design is lacking and doesn’t suit the potential of the space and building itself. I feel more character needs to be brought in this feels too modern

    Vely BlueVely Blue2 mánuðum síðan
  • super cool design 👍👍❤

    PriciliaPricilia2 mánuðum síðan
  • This is my favourite video you've done so far. It's bright, yet the choices of materials give a cozy feeling. The layout is genius and the space is used so well that you feel it's a lot bigger than it is. Fantastic!

    Izzi StockIzzi Stock2 mánuðum síðan
  • So, you have made place for a separate reading room but there are no book shelves anywhere? Ok.

    m e m e m a c h i n em e m e m a c h i n e2 mánuðum síðan
  • Oh no... I wouldn't want to start my day off in a lightless bathroom 🥺

    Undine AlmaniUndine Almani2 mánuðum síðan