Never Too Small

Never Too Small

Never Too Small is a video channel dedicated to small footprint design and living; featuring award-winning designers and their tiny / micro apartments, studios and self-contained projects.

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  • CABN

    CABN was established to provide people with a means of disconnecting from the mayhem we have brought upon ourselves. A completely off-grid, sustainable and eco-friendly relocatable cabin.

  • Cairo Flat

    "Set within lush green communal gardens, the art deco Cairo Apartments are a landmark in Melbourne’s architectural heritage. Designed by Best Overend and completed in 1936, they were (and remain) an exercise in minimal living.

    Architecture architecture have completed a fit-out of one of the Cair...

  • Bruny Island

    This off-grid cabin is an escape from the high stress of busy work life. The brief was to capture that and design a building as a piece of furniture with everything the client needs built-in. The only furniture allowed was a low table and mattress on the sleeping loft. The cabin opens onto an ea...

  • Amsterdam Loft

    Heren 5 architects in collaboration with furniture designer Paul Timmer, designed the interior of Loft Buikslotherham, fully utilising the width of the space. The most important housing functions, cooking and eating, are situated directly behind the large glass façades with view of the lightboat ...

  • Loft Houses

    In Sydney's Pyrmont, two neighbours have come together to replace their car spaces with identical 35sqm footprint one-bedroom tiny homes. Loft House x2 by Architect Brad Swartz provides an innovative template for how neighbours can cooperate to unlock underutilised inner-city land.

  • SAM - Bao Living

    Bao Living is preparing for change; by 2030 an extra 40,000 people will have moved into Antwerp's centre, driving demand for compact, affordable homes. The SAM micro apartment was built around Bao Living's SAM modules, a hybrid, modular cabinet system that encouraged a circular layout. Dividing t...

  • Luxury Micro Condo

    Nestled in the UNESCO Amsterdam Canal District World Heritage Site, this 15.8 micro-apartment was comprehensively transformed by Studio Piet Boon. Studio Piet Boon's design approach creates a great sense of luxury by incorporating as many (hidden) functionalities as possible, and while historical...

  • UKO

    UKO is Australia's first co-living space in Stanmore, in the inner-west of Sydney, Australia. Architect Ashkan Mostaghim from Mostaghim and Associates presents the smallest of UKO's footprints, a 19sqm Micro Apartment. Including a small bathroom and kitchen, a flexible layout is made possible by ...

  • Downsizers

    For this significant downsize, designer Nick Gurney worked closely with his clients to design a unique 38m2 small apartment in Sydney that favours accessibility, functionality and storage. A lengthy side by side hallway storage unit and kitchen joinery that extends to a 7m long credenza, expand t...

  • Dusky Parakeet.

    Dusky Parakeet is a one-bedroom modern houseboat designed by 31/44 Architects. It has been decorated with a calm, natural palette, perfectly suited to its watery surroundings. It is the sort of comfort and quality that you would expect from a high-end apartment. Finishes, door hinges, appliances,...

  • Boneca

    Aptly named Boneca Apartment (doll’s house in Portuguese) by the client, designed by architect Brad Swartz – this 24 square meter Sydney apartment has a sense of luxury and refinement way beyond its size. Realigning the bathroom and kitchen created a long living and dining zone, and a screened sl...

  • The Warren

    Unique among 18 other 1960's walk-up apartments, Nicholas Gurney extensively reworked The Warren as a seamless space, drawing the eye deeper into the apartment. Removing the previous partitioning walls allowed all of the 49m2 space's necessities to be framed within a joinery concealed kitchen, an...

  • Torquay Compartment Apartment

    Architect Jean Graham from Winter Architecture together with the client and their carpenter designed a unique space designed for a family of four. The Compartment Apartment divides and arranges the 45m2 space to allow every family member a sense of privacy. Scandinavian style interior fittings us...

  • Queens Road

    Architects and interior designers PMDL Architecture + Design have recently completed a renovation of a 1960s five storey walk-up building on one of Hong Kong Island’s busiest thoroughfares. The building consists of five apartments above retail at ground level. Each apartment, with an area of 25m2...

  • Treehouse

    Treehouse offers a bespoke split-level design strategy with a touch of arboreal whimsy. Box-loft sleeping area is clad in natural pine and seems to float like a tree house with a strip of window glazing look out at the forest. Architect Nelson Chow created a unique, playful sense of space that ma...

  • OPOD

    OPod Tube House is an experimental, low cost, micro living housing unit to ease Hong Kong’s affordable housing problems. Constructed out of low cost and readily available 2.5m diameter concrete water pipe, the design ultilizes the strong concrete structure to house a mirco-living apartment for o...

  • Nanopad

    Originally a 22m2 art deco apartment, Nanopad was redesigned to showcase it's unique features and better take advantage of it's shape. Floating and compartmentalised storage opened up previously closed in spaces, allowing the addition of a kitchen, and an extended battened bathroom. While still m...

  • TARA

    Tara was designed around large fluid spaces and compartmentalised, functional storage and furniture. White surfaces and metal cladding reflect and diffuse light inside the 30m2 space, allowing light to open up the bathroom and kitchen despite having few windows. Everything fits neatly together, a...

  • London Townhouse

    In the heart of London's East End, Danish designer Nina Tolstrup converted a 40m2 carpenter workshop into a hideaway for more than just herself. Constructing enclosed sleeping pods and filling the home with bursts of colour and upcycled furniture, in a perfect example of mini living she created a...

  • Yardstix

    Yardstix takes advantage of underutilised space to bring functional architecture to backyards. Drawing character from the Queensland radiata pine, and framing the necessities within the walls themselves, Nicholas Gurney's 20m2 secondary dwellings provide green, economic, self-contained living spa...

  • Darlinghurst

    Limited by it's heritage status, Architect Brad Swartz designed this 27m2 space to accommodate vast amounts of internal storage. Simple panels allow light and air flow, opening the home up to city views. Hidden spaces and sliding walls creating a sense of luxury in a small space.

  • Itinerant

    A hotel-home hybrid created by an architect and graphic designer. Nestled amongst other unremarkable units Itinerant blends together it's multicultural surrounds. Designed by Timothy Yee the apartment is a minimal yet luxe hideaway, consistent throughout it's 29sqm space.

  • Type St

    Architect Jack Chen subtly altered his 1970's, 35m2 one bedroom apartment to create an intricately designed space, interchangeable between office and home.

  • 5S

    Inspired by the Japanese 5S organisational method, architect Nicholas Gurney created a streamlined, minimalist 24m2 home. Neatly divided by a moving screens and a split wet and dry kitchen. Everything has a place in hidden storage including the portable cooktop and dining table, intended to never...