Lego-style apartment transforms into infinite spaces

When Christian Schallert isn’t cooking, dressing, sleeping or eating, his 24 square meter (258 square feet) apartment looks like an empty cube. To use a piece of furniture, he has to it.

Located in Barcelona’s hip Born district, the tiny apartment is a remodeled pigeon loft. Designed by architect Barbara Appolloni, Christian says the was inspired by the aboard boats, as well as the clean lines of a small Japanese home.

Christian sold his apartment and has reinvested his money and small design ideas in opening a small hotel in Barcelona:


  1. What if you need to cook something and come back to sleep straight afterwards, it’s true that is a well organized place but for a human. Some people have thousands of yards to live in others they have to live like birds in a small cage to make money for those who owns the thousands of yards houses, this is not normal, something has to be changed in the system economic whatever, the guy who was speaking who looks like the owner of the house seems to be happy describing what he built but from his eyes and way of speaking is also living a miserable life.

  2. That is just fabulous!! I wouldn’t change a thing except.. I would “frost”a small portion of the shower glass walls…like from neck to knees! Still see but camouflaged!!! Aside from that…perfect!!!

  3. A fifth floor walk-up? One way to be forced to stay in shape. After years of that anybody’s legs will be tone, & eventually that climb won’t be so hard. LOL

  4. For people who don’t understand it… This apartment is located in a Top destination city in Europe: Barcelona an amazing city, with great climate, a shortage of housing due to ugly housing practices, awesome arquitecture nd design everywhere, a very cool neighbourhood with public transport at reach and very probably he paid a bargain for that space. Also, that balcony is actually the best thing ever, awesome views…

  5. would love to know the dimensions of this tiny apartment!!!! I have an 8 x 32 ft room i’m planing on turning into a tiny apartment.

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