k-thengono introduces the ‘3-in-1 living’ apartment in jakarta, indonesia, formed to accommodate a young couple within a compact 42sqm space as comfortably as possible. transformable built-in cabinets are installed throughout the interior, making for a flexible environment that meets the occupants’ everyday needs successfully.
all images by mario wibowo
the brief given to k-thengono, called for a yoga area, a variety of storage spaces, a kitchen, a dining room, and a lounge space within the 16sqm living room. on the other hand, the master bedroom was requested to be simple and clean, providing enough storage and display spots.
the solution integrates transformable built-in cabinets that can be used with great flexibility and change the interior’s appearance during the day. a custom dining bench and table fold out of the wall to transform the living space into a dining room. in addition, a sofa is embedded within the cabinet, using bi-fold system to save more space. when all the cabinets are closed, the living space expands providing sufficient room for activities like yoga and home workouts.
furthermore, when kept closed and folded, the cabinets hide the clutter inside, forming a minimalist interior with an all-white background. countertops are covered with white carrara marble, to enhance the feeling of space and light. meanwhile, mirror walls are added to create a sense of depth and add dimension to the space.
both the master bedroom and the bathroom are connected with a translucent pivot metal door to maximize daylight penetration. sliding panels are used to hide unorganized closets or to reveal the veneered wooden rack to display various items. in this project, functionality is key, making every piece of furniture as efficient as possible for multiple uses.
name: 3-in-1 living
architecture office: k-thengono design studio
location: gold coast apartment, pantai indah kapuk, north of jakarta, indonesia
area: 42 m2
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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom