Amazingly Modular Small Family Apartment With Lots Of Playful Spaces

Rue Temple
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Ruetemple created this versatile home for a young family with two young children. As with anything involving energetic kids, creative thinking and smart planning were huge necessities rather than just a stylistic choice.

While the bones of this small family home are rather ordinary, the architects at Ruetemple were able to accomplish amazing feats within a relatively modest 80-square-meter floor plan thanks to the ingenious application of smart modular furniture. Some of the space-saving solutions employed here can turn any apartment into a true dream home.

This home’s most versatile feature has to be the amazing modular seating unit in the living room. Consisting of seven individual units on wheels, it allows for easy arrangement and re-arrangement t...
 

This home’s most versatile feature has to be the amazing modular seating unit in the living room. Consisting of seven individual units on wheels, it allows for easy arrangement and re-arrangement to suit the needs of the day.

 

By scattering the little sofas and ottomans, the room can accommodate small groups for socialization – ideal for an intimate party or family gathering. Also ideal for taking a nap after the festivities as this young man demonstrates.

 

All pieces interlock to form a super-compact square of seating. This arrangement could serve as a double guest bed or as a big comfy place to lay down and watch a movie, with space to set popcorn on the table in the middle.

 

Centered on the television or projector screen, the furniture doesn’t take up much space at all but remains perfectly functional!

 

The dining room also boasts a few neat features. The table hangs from a chain on the ceiling, the other side resting on a structural pipe. When the family needs more floor space for entertaining, it would be easy to disconnect the table and put it somewhere out of the way.

 

Even the walls offer endless customization opportunities. Coated in a chalkboard/marker surface, parents can use this space to jot down grocery lists and the kids can go wild with original artwork.