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A cutting edge design book for small apartments, Studio Apartments Big Ideas for Small Spaces introduces the reader to the joys of small space living, whether in simple studios, tiny one bedrooms, or complex arrangements where two small rooms or studios are joined to form a larger but still compact living area.Studio Apartments examines in detail how than twenty architects have created remarkably refined and varied living spaces within small confines A master bedroom can be carved from seemingly nonexistent space and then concealed behind a frosted glass wall A kitchen can evolve from a closet A single long room with windows only at its end can become a warm and inviting living space Here are some of the freshest, most original approaches to creating a real home within spaces smaller than 1,000 square feet, and in some cases less than 500 square feet.The twenty four beautifully photographed apartments are presented complete with floor plans, gorgeous before and after photographs, and clear text that leads the reader through the design process and highlights the big idea that makes each apartment distinctive.With Studio Apartments, an apartment dweller with an eye for style can transform their dreams into reality.In this book, James Trulove takes on the challenge of interior design for small apartments With photos and case studies including floor plans of than twenty studios under 800 square feet each, readers are shown solutions to the typical problems architects are asked to solve creating sleeping alcoves, efficient kitchens, appealing bath and dressing areas, adequate storage, and work and entertainment areas Actual projects show how architects and interior designers extract maximum style and usage from small, urban apartments a master bedroom is carved from seemingly nonexistent space and then hidden behind a frosted glass wall a closet becomes a cook s kitchen, and a single long room with windows at one end is transformed into a warm and inviting living room The big idea that makes each apartment special is highlighted in designs ranging from traditional to casual modern to cutting edge.In this book, James Trulove takes on the challenge of interior design for small apartments With photos and case studies including floor plans of than twenty studios under 800 square feet each, readers are shown solutions to the typical problems architects are asked to solve creating sleeping alcoves, efficient kitchens, appealing bath and dressing areas, adequate storage, and work and entertainment areas.Actual projects show how architects and interior designers extract maximum style and usage from small, urban apartments a master bedroom is carved from seemingly nonexistent space and then hidden behind a frosted glass wall a closet becomes a cook s kitchen, and a single long room with windows at one end is transformed into a warm and inviting living room The big idea that makes each apartment special is highlighted in designs ranging from traditional to casual modern to cutting edge....

Title : Studio Apartments: Big Ideas for Small Spaces
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ISBN : 0688168299
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Harper Design January 26, 2000
Number of Pages : 204 pages
File Size : 999 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Studio Apartments: Big Ideas for Small Spaces Reviews

  • Cassie
    2018-11-15 18:25

    I should have read the other reviews more carefully. This book had very little interior design solutions. Mostly it had architectural drawings and room reconfiguration ideas. So if you're doing construction, tearing down walls or adding on, this is a good book. Looking for daily living ideas for small spaces? Not the book to buy.

  • Katrina Dixon
    2018-11-15 17:11

    Great book.

  • Debi S.
    2018-11-24 17:06

    Don't waste your money!

  • Amazon Customer
    2018-12-06 17:24

    To appreciate this book, you have to be reading it for the right reasons. The book is helpful if you want to see POSSIBILITIES for small spaces. As an architect and interior design consultant, I found it extremely helpful because architectural plans and elevations were included to show the design and layout of the spaces , with photos to capture how it feels in 3D.

  • Marie Tachau
    2018-12-13 17:08

    I thought the styles and ideas are wonderful, if you have modern taste with creative resources to pay for the remodeling of your studio apartment. Granted, most the apartments displayed were from individual that could afford to spend a good sum of money to remodel, however, I was able to get good ideas to re-decorate my studio apartment in South Beach (Miami Beach, Florida). The benefit to buying this book was that I did not have to buy 10-20 Architecture magazines in order to acquire ideas. I was able to duplicate a bath room in this book,without "breaking the bank"-if you have the time to research and compare costs.

  • Dianne Foster
    2018-11-20 14:00

    Okay, maybe I'm biased or old-fashioned or both, but I don't find the apartments shown in BIG IDEAS FOR SMALL SPACES-STUDIO APARTMENTS attractive. The authors are both men with a great deal of knowledge about design, and I am sure their ideas will appeal mostly to men.

  • Michael Bartoli
    2018-12-01 14:00

    I found this book to present interesting but completely unrealistic solutions for the average studio apartment dweller. First of all, most the apartment spaces were at least 800 square-feet, much larger than most studios I've ever seen. They also assume that everyone has the liberty and means to knock down and/or build walls, refinish floors, and divide the space into actual separate rooms. I did like that the designers presented the floor plans for all the apartments, thus showing that they were actually full-fledged one or even two bedroom apartments. My perception of a studio apartment is a one-room living space, not the glitzy spaces pictured in this book with penthouse views, loft space for days and state of the art kitchens and baths. This book is the equivalent of browsing through Architectural Digest, looking at fancy rooms that are far beyond your budget and are but an unattainable dream.