Apartment Filippo – A 45 Square Meter Flat Remodel by Alexander Fehre

The architecture firm Studio Alexander Fehre was responsible for updating this small one-bedroom apartment in central London. The apartment, titled Apartment Filippo, now features a bright contemporary interior design, aimed at maximising the available space.


Apartment Filippo - Studio Alexander Fehre - London - Kitchen - Humble Homes

The unit contains a total of 484 square feet (45 square meters) of living space. Within that they’ve managed to accommodate a double galley kitchen with a dining area, a living room with a study nook, a bedroom with built-in storage, a bathroom and an entrance hallway.


Apartment Filippo - Studio Alexander Fehre - London - Living Room - Humble Homes

Redistributing the unit’s layout lead to the dining area being placed in a nook at the end of the kitchen. It stands out from the rest of the room thanks to the furnitures bright red finish and semi-circle monochrome wallpaper. An open-shelf storage unit flanks one side of the kitchen with contemporary units lining the opposite wall.


Apartment Filippo - Studio Alexander Fehre - London - Bedroom - Humble Homes

A sliding door has been used between the kitchen and living room to create minimal disruption. The TV backdrop (and the kitchen shelving) has been made with veneer plywood. A black herringbone floor has been installed throughout, which would sap all the light from the rooms if not for the white walls and ceiling.

Apartment Filippo - Studio Alexander Fehre - London - Shower - Humble Homes

Different levels in ceilings and floors have been used to subtly define living spaces, or areas within a particular room. The bedroom mattress is set on top of a stepped platform, separating it from the closets and storage space.

Apartment Filippo - Studio Alexander Fehre - London - Floor Plan - Humble Homes

The bathroom is finished in a white floor, black tiles and a palm frond wallpaper lining one wall. From the architecture: “It all goes to show that 45 square metres in London can definitely be enough of a good thing.”

For more small apartments check out the Closet House, a small sophisticated home. Or, this apartment from Spain that boasts a tiny floor plan with flexible living spaces.

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Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

  1. The only thing I would change is to utilize the space underneath the bed for storage–perhaps have doors that lift up to store in the floor of the platform.

  2. Interesting design. This little place has it all. Minimalist modern just ain’t my thing, so to speak, but the floor plan seems to me to have been very well done. These comments are respectfully submitted.
    Stephan of Arkansas