Winner: Small interior of the year 2019. Taipei-based architecture studio A Little Design has transformed a former piano studio into a 17.6 square metre flat in the Taiwanese capital.
The team redesigned the apartment’s spaces so that the sleeping, bathing and living areas had more practical proportions.
The bathroom and kitchen switched positions, and the entryway and kitchen were combined to create a continuous space. Appliances such as the fridge, washing machine and stove are arranged along the kitchen’s solid walls with sufficient work surface and storage space.
Judges comments: Judges appreciated the "great skill of a design dealing with a very small space". They also praised "the functional, habitable apartment that uses design techniques which are simple, extremely well controlled and pleasing for every day use".