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Richard’s blog mainly talked about micro-flats. It could solve the high-cost problem for youth or apply in cities in really high density. The most common are student apartments or youth apartments. Otherwise, micro-flats could also be used in building renovation, to relieve the residential needs in renewal area.

Case study

An apartment is divided into three separate small spaces to form a micro-community suitable for young people in Hungary. The starting point of the project is a 110-square-meter apartment near the Great Boulevard (Nagykörút).

As the demand for young people and graduates increases, small apartments occupy an important position in the real estate market, and this trend has also become the guiding principle of design. The design goal is to create a fully functional micro-community where members can enjoy a convenient and comfortable life. The entrance is located at the centre of gravity of the “L” shaped plan, and a spacious foyer easily connects the three spaces.

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In detail, consider the young people’s mobile lifestyle, storage space is set in fixed furniture. Furniture such as sofas and armchairs is the original homeowner’s heritage, warm and comfortable, adding a bit of memory to space. The luminaires that have been retained from the past Csepel factory also brewed the historical atmosphere. The unique concrete lamp and living room together with the industrial lamps in the room become recurring elements in the space.



gooood design (2017). One-for-three small apartments in Hungary – batlab architects[online] , Available at:


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