Apartment is located in the center of Rotterdam in the building made back in the sixties. The common area of the building, on the 1st floor is transformed into the apartment. The low height originated from the previous purpose. Extra small height apartment (XSH:A) is only 2.25m height and 35 square meters in usable area.
Rectangular form of the apartment is violated with elevator shaft and technical utilities. That violation was used to create box around a box approach. The new and monolith skin was created and it became “ground zero” for other functions that took place in the apartment.
The Box is consisted of coat hangers, key shelves, wardrobe, storage, tv zone. The part of the kitchen can be found there as well. The vertical divides are pointed out in order to create an illusion of the height – to make as comfortable as possible. With the same reason and purpose the semi-reflecting color was used.
The important part of the XSH:Apartment is fact that even though it have only 35 square meters it have separated “night zone” – the night area can be simply separated from the rest of the apartment as simple as pulling the panel.
Jovana Miletic, Miloje Krunic