330 Square Feet that Could Change the Apartment Industry

 

Hong Kong architect Gary Chang is living in the future. Space is at a premium in his city, so he’s designed his 330-square-foot apartment to be flexible. Very flexible. Through incredible economy of space, Chang has developed a modular approach to apartment living that allows him to configure his home in 24 different designs by means of sliding walls and panels.

Take a look:

I don’t know if we’re moving toward the type of urban sprawl depicted in Blade Runner or William Gibson’s Neuromancer. But it’s clear that it’s harder and harder to carve out space in some of our largest cities. Tomorrow’s property management best practices are going to require that our apartments for rent make innovative use of the space available.

Chang’s techniques go far beyond what typical renters are going to want to install themselves. But what if your urban core properties offered sliding room panels, folding beds, and floor-to-ceiling tinted windows as added amenities? Could the number of possible room configurations become just as important a selling point as square footage?

What do you think is the coolest part of Chang’s apartment? Do you think his techniques can have an impact on your properties? What’s in your mind’s eye when you envision the apartment of the future? Please sound off in the comments below.

 


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Michael Cunningham is Content Marketing Manager at ProofHQ, and the former Managing Editor of PropertyManagementInsider.com. He worked as a social media manager for RealPage, Inc., a provider of on-demand software solutions that integrate and streamline single-family and a wide variety of multifamily rental property management business functions. He is responsible for promoting the company through various media channels, including editorial, print and online advertising, and social media. Michael received his education at Indiana University where he majored in English.

2 responses to “330 Square Feet that Could Change the Apartment Industry”

  1. ViciMac says:

    The 330 foot apartment is amazing how cleaver I want the sliding wall for my shoes

  2. Best of @propmgmtinsider for 2011: #1: 330 Square Feet that Could Change the Apartment Industry http://t.co/bzrxljgr #multifamily

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