only 2 weeks remaining to submit your ideas as well as 3 weeks until the rating closes!!
While some of you are already on the home stretch, there are still new entries coming in every second. To help the newbies start off perfectly but also to motivate the old birds amongst you to do a last push, Graham prepared another detailed feedback for you. Inhale, enjoy and then roll up your sleeves one last time!
General LifeEdited Feedback:
- I like a raised bed. and if it’s fixed in place, there is opportunity to put a lot of storage underneath it. Also not opposed to a bed that has walls on 2 or 3 sides of it, such that it is in its own “room” but takes up minimal space. Am ok with having to climb up into it. See my sketch as a fake submission (titled “steal these ideas..”)
- Don’t worry so much about hiding the kitchen. Or think of ways that the messier parts might be shielded from the bedroom e.g. using walls or angles of view versus sliding walls, doors.
- Office to have easy view out of window..spend a lot of time there, good to remember the outside world. it’s nice to be able to easily look at the sky or at least outside while you are thinking or on the phone.
- Using benches that can become useful for lounging or perhaps even as side tables is a good approach versus chairs in my opinion. Particularly if they have storage inside them. it doesn’t make a lot of sense in such a small place to have duplication. In other words, having seating for lounging and different seating for dinner is not very efficient.
- If you insist on chairs, folding ones sure seem to be important in such a small space.
- Lounging on a large bed type thing is not ideal. better to have couch(es). Also, a nice carpet with a lot of padding and some cushions that can be pulled out of storage can allow for some informal lounging that takes up little space.
- The goliath table from resource furniture is a near perfect product for this project. it is like a small credenza folded up but then expands to seat 10 or 12. The only improvement would be if you could adjust the height on it such that it could be used as a coffee table!
- Would be neat of the inside of the entry door didn’t really look like a door per se…would help the apartment feel larger. perhaps could add some storage to the inside as one of the submitters did.
- If you are using sliding/rotating/moving walls to enclose space, you probably don’t need to further complicate matters by adding a door. The person can simply rotate/slid/move the wall.
- If the divider/wall/screen is not providing much in terms of auditory privacy, probably best to reconsider or use heavy curtains instead. The only real need for separation in my opinion is for the shower/toilet and for the guest bed.
- In such a small space, it would be nice if the entrance to the toilet room was tucked away.
- If putting in a steam room, makes a lot of sense to make it in the same space as the shower.
- Love window seats.
- Air beds are very compact and could make a lot of sense for temporary guest accomodation.
- 3d rendering is key to allow the audience to understand your project and compete with all the other amazing renderings.
- Pick a good lead image!
- Ensure that you illustrate what the apartment will look like most of the time e.g. no guests, working at home, using kitchen, dinner for 2.
Finally, please dont forget the following mandatory requirements:
- space for Schindelhauer and Strida bikes
- inclusion of one of more pieces from Resource Furniture
- use of Amina Technologies in wall speakers for audio (so no need for other speakers)
- use of Cisco Umi telepresence system (with the 31″ monitor)