[ TINY MULTIFUNCTIONAL HIDDEN AREA ]
In a tiny house space is scarce. The deconstruction and construction of new spaces is therefore an integral part of my interior design to preserve as much as possible free unspoilt space.
The main core of my interior design is the construction of a multifunctional space. I have put several functions of a house such as a work place and storage into single pull-out cabinets that stand in one frame. If I need a function such as a workstation, I pull out the cupboard with the appropriate concept and use the free space as a working area. Temporarily, the free space turns into a functional space. When I no longer work, I put everything together and stow it back in the frame.
The rest of the room becomes a multifunctional space.When I need something, I pull it out and transform the remaining space temporarily into a functional space. For every function I have a space of several square meters although my tiny house has 10sqm.
HIDDEN TINY WORKSPACE is the first part of the special concept. If I want to work, I pull out the left cupboard, turn the cupboard around and push it at the same height as the front of the right cupboard. So I have a closed front and the space behind it isn’t visible.
On each side of the cupboard are one folding table and the legs for the table. To work on the table I fold up the side tables and place the legs under the plate. In the cupboard is the storage space for my working material. There is enough space for my laptop, my research material, books and a lot more.
In the CUBE AREA is an element – the small stool. To have a seat I can take and place it to the table. I can use the the area in front of the cupboard as a multifunctional room. The room becomes in this moment to my workspace and I can use the whole space to work.If I have a guest and work with him I can fold up the second table and he has his own table and space.
With this method I can quickly transform the multifunctional space back to its original design without having to completely clean up my workplace – only folding the table and putting the small stool to the CUBE AREA, turn around and push the cupboard in the HIDDEN AREA.
I extended the cupboard for my workarea a little further and put the two folding tables on one side and the table legs on the back of the cupboard. This makes the whole more balanced and symmetrical than before.
If I would like to work, I pull out the left side of my hidden area and turn the cupboard around 180 °. I can flexibly expand the area of the tables by opening both table, for example, if I have guests and we either work together or want to eat at the table. The rollers allow the cupboard to be placed in any position and I can work directly near by the floor depth window when the sun shines. I’m looking forward to the summer when I can open the windows wide and work at the window.
The table leg frame is simply placed under the folded table top and held in position by two small wood pieces. On the back of the cupboard the two leg frames are a beautiful addition to the small strips I have installed. Soon the first decorative elements will be placed into my cupboard.
The 3rd element creates a lot of space for my clothes and I can accommodate a complete wardrobe with jackets and shoes. Through the rollers I can place the cupboard in any position and pull it out.
The last element of the HIDDEN AREA is build like a display for vegetables and fruits with a small tilt. This cupboard has the function of food storage and enough space to store food for several weeks for one person. When taking food the back pieces slide by the tilt forward to the front. This allows me to always take food comfortably.
After the completion of the individual cupboards color was added to the HIDDEN SPACE to provide a spatial depth and a colorful complement to the light sand of the inside of the cupboards.
The anthracite gray harmonizes wonderfully with the delicate sand-color and will be found in other areas of the house. Even if I love wood and its color, I need an optical interruption otherwise it seems fast monotonous and one-dimensional.