To maximize an 18 square-meter apartment (a 194 square feet studio near the sea) for a family of 3, Ángel Rico designed transforming furniture to accommodate dinner parties for 10, game nights for 7 and sleeping for 5.
In the Catalan beach town of Coma-Ruga (70 km south of Barcelona), every square meter counts so Rico created all-in-one walls of furniture that pivot and unfold to change the use of the one room depending on need: from living room to dining room to bedroom to game room, etc.
Even the bathroom is maximized: the “guest bedroom” (a lofted bed accessed by ladder) is now tucked above it and clothing closets are built into the door so the loo converts into a changing room when the door is closed.
Architect: Ángel Rico
Carpenter: Pérez Mora
Construction: New Joquesa