There is a lot of demand for micro-apartments, especially in large cities such as New York, Paris and even Kharkov, Ukraine. The firm One Studio recently complete a renovation of one such apartment there, which is tiny, yet still very functional and aesthetically pleasing.


The apartment was designed for a local weightlifter and measures only 200 square feet, yet the smart space saving techniques employed by the designers make it seem much more spacious than it really is. The living area, for example, can serve a variety of purposes, from lounging to entertaining. There is a comfy sofa as well as a window bench for guests to sit on. The apartment has large windows, which offer superb views of the city.

The apartment also has a functional galley kitchen located under the stairs that lead to the bedroom area. The kitchen is equipped with a four-burner stove, and a counter that also serves as a dining table and wine rack when folded up.