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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  • Project Jordaan

    When Marijn Kruikemeier and his partner, Liya, discovered this narrow shell apartment devoid of the constraints of a pre-existing floor plan, they immediately knew it was their chance to "live big in a small space". Inspired by their travels through Asia, they were emboldened to resist compromise...

  • Stanmore Apartment

    In the 42sqm/452sqft apartment’s design, simple materials and colours are deliberately repeated throughout, evoking a sense of cohesiveness. A mixture of curves and pastel colours complements minimalist white surfaces, creating soft transitions between spaces and a relaxing, tranquil space.

  • Renovation D'un Apartement

    An abundance of natural light in a home has many benefits, from making a space feel larger to enhancing well-being. As a result, cultivating natural light is often a key focus for the architects and designers of small-footprint homes. In fact, it became the guiding principle architect Taïna Picho...

  • Mansfield Tiny Home

  • Borrell

    In an age where historical significance and old-world charm are often overlooked in favour of modernisation, Borrell is a shining example of how both can coexist harmoniously in an inviting, contemporary home.

    When architect and owner Carlota Siverio and her wife found the apartment building dat...

  • Koka Studio

    An architect’s design is only as good as their understanding of their client’s needs.

    For her apartment redesign, Katarzyna delivered a brief outlining three clear requirements. First, her love for cooking necessitated a spacious, full-size kitchen. Secondly, she wanted the 33sqm/355sqft apartme...

  • Room Langsuan

    Tucked behind the popular Lumpini Park in one of Bangkok’s upscale neighbourhoods lies the minimalist Japandi-style 47sqm/506sqft Room Langsuan, meaning "room behind the park".

    Inspired by warehouse interiors, OPH Architects’ Pilin Hongwittayakorn designed a neutral space to play backdrop to th...

  • Apartment Andradas

    As our cities continue to grow, architects and designers are faced with the challenges of adapting and repurposing historic buildings for commercial and residential uses.

    In Rua dos Andradas—one of the oldest streets in Southern Brazil—a 1950s building is now home to both businesses and resident...

  • VM36, Paris

    Nostalgia meets contemporary flair in this 1970s-inspired apartment located on a former cabaret site, a stone's throw away from the famous Moulin Rouge theatre in Paris.

    Home to architect Jean-Malo Le Clerc and his partner Victor, the apartment is a tribute to his favourite design era and the id...

  • Serrana House

    Perched on a hilltop just east of the Brasília city centre sits a rustic 57sqm/613sqft family retreat heavily inspired by traditional Brazilian farmhouses and surrounded by lush greenery. Matheus Carvalho, the founder of Coplanar Arquitetura, redesigned the original 1990s layout, embracing natura...

  • Navy Blue

    Lush greenery and overlapping concrete buildings make a stunning backdrop to this beautifully reconstructed 33sqm/355sqft apartment, a modern respite in the midst of Taipei’s traditional Wenshan District.

    Drawing inspiration from the minimalist aesthetics of Japanese living, designer Anny Hong f...

  • Caringal Flats

    In the leafy suburb of Toorak, just 10 minutes away from Melbourne CBD, stands a one-of-a-kind heritage-listed building that has undergone a remarkable transformation.

    Originally constructed in 1951, the building consisted of three distinct structures—a crescent, a tower, and a garage—all interc...

  • Fourviere

    Fourvière Apartment, located in Lyon’s picturesque Fourvière Hill, stands as a testament to the post-war reconstruction program of 1959. Designed by Maxime Hurdequint and Mary Bravard from the architectural firm MURA Architects, this apartment embodies a perfect blend of preserving the building’s...

  • Flexible Ryokan Inspired Condo

    In a bustling city like Bangkok, finding tranquillity and space can be a challenge. Mae Prachasilchai of Studio La Tarta Piccola, has managed to create a serene oasis within the confines of a limited apartment.

    Inspired by the calming ambience of Japanese Ryokans, Mae incorporates elements of Ja...

  • House in Heguri

    Designed by Yousaka Tsusumi of Arbol Design, this single-story house in Heguri, Nara is a testament to the belief that simplicity and nature can harmoniously coexist.

    With a focus on functionality and surrounding oneself with cherished possessions, this 45sqm/484sqft dwelling offers a Japanese f...

  • Martin Place

    Situated in the heart of Singapore’s Orchard River Valley District, a 55sqm/592sqft one-bedroom apartment has undergone a remarkable transformation, thanks to the creative vision of Vin Leong, the founder of Haelcyon Days Design, a prominent multi-discipline interior design studio in Singapore. W...

  • Maximalist Mini Loft

    A vision to create an extraordinary living space that would authentically reflect their identities. Inspired by childhood memories of Lego and Mario games on Nintendo, this couple embarked on a journey to transform the once-compact space into a captivating dwelling that seamlessly merges creativ...

  • Apartment 33

    Recently, the Jordaan district in Amsterdam has become notable for its adaptive reuse of buildings. As the neighbourhood has gone through various phases of transformation, many of the old warehouses and industrial buildings have been repurposed into residential spaces, galleries, boutiques, and r...

  • Mar Villa

    The Marvila district of Lisbon, Portugal, has been undergoing a process of urban regeneration, with many of its old factories being transformed into galleries, creative studios, co-working spaces, and artisan establishments.

    Eliza Borkowska, Magdalena Czapluk, and the team at KEMA studio took on...

  • Billinghurst

    The designers, Nahuel Alvarez & Florencia Aparicio of MoobArq, an Argentinian design firm, were inspired by digital art illustrations with geometric designs and bold colours, and they set out to create a space that would be both functional and visually appealing.

  • Catalin Apartment

    Territorio de Arquitectura, owned by architect Jesús Huarte, was tasked with renovating a 30sqm/323sqft apartment located in the residential neighbourhood of Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The client, a sensory artist who uses different smells to create her pieces, desired a space in a cent...

  • Daphneys Apartment

    This 48sqm/516.67sqft cosy apartment is located in the very densely populated area of Hong Kong, Kowloon and features a diamond-shaped layout, typical of large-scale private housing estates in Hong Kong.

  • Project 26

    Creating a home that is both utilitarian and aesthetically pleasing can be challenging, but interior designers Jack and Jia Hui of Resistance rose to the challenge when designing a 47sqm/505sqft apartment in Ghim Moh Link, Singapore. The designers wanted to create a living space that would develo...