Studiomama’s 140-Square-Foot Apartment from Viaduct London

During the London Design Festival of 2016, this tiny home layout was available for viewing through the Viaduct London furniture showroom. The design occupies a space that measures just 140 square feet (13 square meters).


The layout is taken from one of Studiomama’s projects in North London, where they were tasked with redesigning the interior of an unusual home with a tiny footprint.



The spacial constraints lead them to incorporate integrated furniture and storage. With the walls lined with custom cabinetry the central portion of the home is able to remain free from clutter. The template allows visitors to get a feel for small space living and outlines the kitchen, bathroom, living and dining room.



The walls feature all the storage you could need for such a small home. Shelves and cabinets (with sliding doors so as not to intrude on the circulation space) run from the floor to the ceiling. Seating is set with the depth of the units and a pull-out desk is concealed in one of the cupboards.


A small nook by the window provides a spot for dining and entertaining. The dining table can be extended to accommodate more people. When creating the home Studiomama produced an inventory of items that a one-person home needs to be capable of storing, including bulky items like a suitcase, and smaller items such as a bike helmet, extra light bulbs etc


One of their main takeaway’s from this project is that integrated furniture wasn’t optional – standalone pieces would have simply been too big and bulky to fit in seamlessly. The result is a space crafted to the needs of the owner. The 3D diagram makes it clear just how small and custom-built the space is.


For more tiny apartments check out this home that makes use of a wood module to create living spaces. Or, this Chinese apartment that mixes modern and traditional elements. See all apartments.

Via Inhabitat
Photos: Charlene Lam

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. Interesting. The design appears to have lots of nice storage space and an adequate place for two to sit and eat. But the fold-down sofa looks like a place one would be consigned to do one’s Ash Wednesday and Good Friday penance. Hopefully there is at least one comfortable spot to sit with a decent reading light. These comments are respectfully submitted.

  2. This apartment would have one seriously asking why would one want to live in London (For London read any city with sky-high accommodation prices). Nice that the architects provided space for one’s suitcase.