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Shared tiny space: how 4 people could live/work in 700 sq ft

Having lived in cities like London and Barcelona, where rents and turnover are high, Mike Davies of Studio P10 wanted to experiment with creating a small apartment that could be shared by strangers.

With the help of architects Miguel Ángel and Elodie Grammont of Miel Arquitectos, they turned a 700-square-foot apartment into two nearly independent micro-studios with a shared kitchen/dining room in the middle. The studios each have their own bathrooms and shower or bath, table for work or private dining, queen bed and a lofted lounge/sleep area. Each side have primary semi-translucent doors which can be locked for personal privacy and a second wooden door which shuts for acoustic insulation.

The space could house 2 strangers for living and working, or even two couples. Or it could be transformed to accommodate a family.

“There’s a lot of micro living now”, says Davies “this is really an experiment in flexible coexistence”.