bicblock designs 18 sqm apartments in london with a standard built-in modular system

bicblock designs 18 sqm apartments in london with a standard built-in modular system

architecture and design practice bicbloc shows that you don’t necessarily need a big space for comfortable living with all modern conveniences. to prove that, the architects have redesigned a four-story victorian terraced house in london into 18 sqm serviced apartments with similar layouts and standard modular system.

front view of the compact multi-function joinery



the design of each apartment consists of a group of volumes intersecting with each other and comprising al necessary functions: bed, kitchen, bathroom and a big storage system. while all the amenities are set as one big wooden block, the bathroom is arranged as a separate space right next to this volume.

side view of the compact multi-function joinery integrating lots of storage space



to reduce the costs and time of execution, bicbloc has designed the module to fit into each of 14 apartments of the building. the property also offers single studio apartment options, shared social spaces and a large back garden.

the modular system comprises all the necessary amenities


typical single studio


studio with sloped ceiling and compact joinery to integrate double bed, kitchen, pull-out table and storage space


bathroom with walk-in shower


a detail of the lighting and feature wall


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edited by: maria erman | designboom

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