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Video: How to turn a tiny apartment into 24 rooms

OKay, not at all the same time but this shape-shifting flat in Hong Kong could be just the solution for New York project.

EARLIER THIS WEEK, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a pilot programme to build “micro” apartments for New York City - tiny living spaces designed for singles.

At between 275 and 300 square feet, the proposed apartments would be about the size of a spacious ATM vestibule. And at a market rate of around $2,000 (€1,633) a month, they wouldn’t be cheap, either.

Architects entering the Mayor’s competition to design the micro-units should take a cue from  Gary Chang, the Hong Kong architect who turned his family’s cramped, 330-square-foot tenement apartment into a sleek living space with 24 different room combinations.

Watch the four-minute video, and you may start to believe that living in a closet-sized home really isn’t so bad at all.

(via JellyWoo1014/Youtube)

- Julie Zeveloff, BusinessInsider.com
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