When it comes to small-space living, efficiency is key. For the everyday apartment dweller, that might mean outfitting your kitchen with some extra hooks, or owning a dining table that can double as a desk. But this sleek pad, designed by , laughs in the face of your pedestrian efforts. Instead, it employs ingenious architecture and modern technology to nearly double its footprint. For instance, can you guess where the bed is?
Here's a hint: Look up.
And that's just the first surprise. The dining room table lowers into the floor until no trace of it is left. Imagine that: A studio that can host a dinner party that segues into dancing, if the mood strikes. There's also a "pocket kitchen" hiding behind cabinets, more storage space in the floor, and even a drop-down movie screen. It's literally everything you want (and maybe more than you already have) in 430 square feet.
Here's a closer look at how designer-entrepreneur Simon Woodroffe fit it all into the compact space: