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The Implication Of Transformable Space Saving Furniture On The Interior Design In Small Living Units

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This project reviews some excellent and successful design projects that providing the same space different usage scenarios as promoted by the explosion of increased urbanisation, growing population and the reduction of per capita living area. The explosion of the COVID-19 epidemic has eventually changed many people's living situations and working habits; however, most people find it challenging to buy large residential spaces in the city that can meet all their living and working needs. Therefore, the popularity of multi-functional living spaces and folding furniture is increasing significantly. This report aims to study the impact of deformable space-saving furniture in small apartments on the interior design of small living units, focusing on the transformation of small apartments to meet the needs of people living and working at home. The design location is a small apartment in one of the most densely populated areas in Hong Kong. Transforming small apartments into commercial and residential buildings provides new options for people living in small apartments regarding living experience and lifestyle.


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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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CC BY-NC 4.0

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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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Degree Name

Master of Interior Architecture

ANZSRC Socio-Economic Outcome code

120205 Residential construction design

ANZSRC Type Of Activity code

3 Applied research

Victoria University of Wellington Item Type

Awarded Research Masters Thesis



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Victoria University of Wellington School

Wellington School of Architecture


McCarthy, Christine