In an update on a traditional Japanese carpentry technique, a staircase hides space for storage in this Fukushima home. “We were able to create a clean, uncluttered space, but in a playful way,” says architect Kotaro Anzai.
A wooden box frames a bedroom while providing built-in storage at this petite Emeryville, California, home. "In the end, even though building the box drove us crazy and took forever, it’s added so much texture to the place," says architect and resident Peter Benoit, who built the structure himself over a series of weekend.
At just 240 square feet, this truly tiny Manhattan apartment still boasts a "library" and "laundry room," thanks to creative cabinetry designed by architect Tim Seggerman and inspired by George Nakashima. Seggerman calls it a “crafted jewel box.”
A built-in desk transforms an awkward space into a miniature office in this 500-square-foot trailer in Malibu's Paradise Cove Mobile Home Park.
When renovating his 400-square-foot New York apartment, architect Alan Y. L. Chan used maple for floor-to-ceiling cabinets for storage and to conceals a Murphy bed.
Portland's PATH Architecture partnered with local woodworkers Benjamin Klebba, of Phloem Studio, and Bren Reis, of Earthbound Industries, to build furniture and cabinetry into the walls—like this dining table that tucks neatly away—to save space in this 520-square-foot backyard garage transformation.
A platform transforms the space above a closet into a lofted work area in the bedroom of this 704-square-foot Portland home.