The architect’s idea: how to transform a small apartment with clever cubbies
During the renovation of a small apartment studio on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the architect Tim Seggerman had a brilliant idea to innovate the inside of the 240-square-foot space.
The apartment with a sleeping loft over the kitchen was in bad shape, in need of true change. So, the architect decided to create what he calls a “crafted jewel box” into the undersized space.
Taking the work of the furniture designer George Nakashima as an inspiration, the architect transformed the place. According to a visitor who was inside the apartment, it’s like “sitting inside one of Nakashima’s cabinets” and the best part is, definitely, the cubicle library Â adjacent to the loft bed.
The rest of the apartment is similar, with beautiful wood pieces covering everything.