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Built-in furniture elements maximise the available space in the small home, such as a wooden surround at the living room threshold that doubles as a bookshelf and coat rack.

Atelier Espaço P2 remodels Portuguese home with wood-lined interiors

Built-in furniture elements maximise the available space in the small home, such as a wooden surround at the living room threshold that doubles as a bookshelf and coat rack.

The space-saving furniture is made up of several modules. The main pieces are a ceiling-height storage unit, which integrates the fold-down bed, and a library-style bookshelf.

Barbican flat by Intervention Architecture transforms into a ballet studio

The space-saving furniture is made up of several modules. The main pieces are a ceiling-height storage unit, which integrates the fold-down bed, and a library-style bookshelf.

Intervention Architecture has installed shapeshifting furniture in a Barbican apartment in London, allowing it to transform from a home into a dance studio.

Barbican flat by Intervention Architecture transforms into a ballet studio

Intervention Architecture has installed shapeshifting furniture in a Barbican apartment in London, allowing it to transform from a home into a dance studio.

IKEA has redesigned the tiny living pod on the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, filling its interior with space-saving furnishings.

IKEA prioritises space for overhaul of living pod in Mars Desert Research Station

IKEA has redesigned the tiny living pod on the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, filling its interior with space-saving furnishings.

The apartments' existing partition walls were removed leaving neutrally decorated, open-plan living spaces.

Plywood furniture "islands" are used to customise public housing in Japan

The apartments' existing partition walls were removed leaving neutrally decorated, open-plan living spaces.

A multifunctional furniture unit made up of raised plywood floors and pegboard walls allows residents in this public-housing complex customise their apartments.

Plywood furniture "islands" are used to customise public housing in Japan

A multifunctional furniture unit made up of raised plywood floors and pegboard walls allows residents in this public-housing complex customise their apartments.

The furniture in the home is "transformable" to accommodate the family's changing needs. Storage has been incorporated throughout the dwelling in a way that maximises space and minimises visual clutter.

Turkel Design uses prefab elements to construct Axiom Desert House in Palm Springs

The furniture in the home is "transformable" to accommodate the family's changing needs. Storage has been incorporated throughout the dwelling in a way that maximises space and minimises visual clutter.

Teri's mother's bedroom wardrobe has an integrated cat house, while on the opposite side of the room, a series of built-in shelves are designed for the cat to use as platforms to jump between in order to reach the top of the cabinets that surround the bed.

Pets Playground apartment in Hong Kong is designed for couple, a parrot and a cat

Sim-Plex Design Studio designed Pets Playground apartment in Hong Kong for a couple that lives with their parrot, an elderly parent and her pet cat.

As the parrot sometimes comes out of its cage, the designers installed three fritted glass sliding doors that close the living room space off so that the parrot can enjoy time outside of its cage without crossing paths with the cat.

Pets Playground apartment in Hong Kong is designed for couple, a parrot and a cat

Sim-Plex Design Studio designed Pets Playground apartment in Hong Kong for a couple that lives with their parrot, an elderly parent and her pet cat.

Sim-Plex Design Studio has created an apartment in Hong Kong for a couple that lives with their parrot, an elderly parent and her pet cat.

Pets Playground apartment in Hong Kong is designed for couple, a parrot and a cat

Sim-Plex Design Studio designed Pets Playground apartment in Hong Kong for a couple that lives with their parrot, an elderly parent and her pet cat.

Dutch designer Ineke Hans has chosen to display her stacking Plektra stool for Finnish brand Iittala.

Thomas Heatherwick and Bethan Laura Wood feature at Aram Gallery

Thomas Heatherwick, Ineke Hans, Jasper Morrison and Bethan Laura Wood are among 15 established designers showing their work at the Aram Gallery in London

Space-saving furniture in the lounge and bedrooms allows the areas to be used for different functions, depending on the occupants.

Hawaiian house harvests more energy and water than it consumes

Design consultancy LifeEdited has built a family home on Hawaiian island Maui, as a model for sustainable, off-grid living.

NArchitects complete New York's first micro-apartment tower

NArchitects complete New York's first micro-apartment tower

US firm nArchitects has released photos of its modular, micro-unit tower that is meant to offer a solution to New York's affordable housing crisis

NArchitects complete New York's first micro-apartment tower

NArchitects complete New York's first micro-apartment tower

US firm nArchitects has released photos of its modular, micro-unit tower that is meant to offer a solution to New York's affordable housing crisis

Liyuan Library by Li Xiaodong

Li Xiaodong on China at the World Architecture Festival

Li Xiaodong explains how how "sustainability is a must" for China in this movie we filmed at the World Architecture Festival.

Units extending along the walls of this apartment are interrupted by a oak inserts including high bookshelves, as well as a surface that can be used as a desk.

Arhitektura d.o.o.'s apartment features wooden niches

A fitted kitchen, a seating nook and a desk space are all contained in oak-lined recesses in the walls of this apartment in Ljubljana by Arhitektura d.o.o.