five-room micro apartment Gif: ArchDaily

The 44-story De Rotterdam tower in The Netherlands was designed to maximize space. So naturally its smallest unit — only 645 square feet — serves as a five-room home complete with transforming furniture, hidden compartments and dual-purpose furnishings. Even the colorful wall art doubles as dining room seating.

ArchDaily quotes De Rotterdam developer Wim De Lathauwer who explains the concept:

”Why would we only think in quantity of bedrooms and square meters, while many of these spaces are used only sporadically? In The Netherlands we are simply not used to this way of thinking. De Rotterdam is the ideal project when it comes to maximizing the joy of every square meter. We deal with an audience who understands this and yearns for this extra quality. Even in the large apartments the office, wardrobe- and guest room are combined in one space. Actually, it is very logical.”

It’s not quite as impressive as New York’s eight-room, 420-square-foot apartment, but certainly has plenty of fixtures clever enough to be included in our roundup of transforming furniture you’d expect to find in Optimus Prime’s apartment.

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