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A teeny-tiny one bedroom is renovated to be absolutely massive

If you thought you were limited in space, see what happened with this one-bed dwelling.

IF YOU LIVE in a one-bedroom apartment and feel space is a little tight, then check out this little beauty.

Originally a mid-terrace one-bedroom dwelling with a small back garden, ODOS Architects took it in hand to create a spacious light-filled award-winning gem.

image Source: Barbara Corsico via ODOS Architects

The brief they were given was to ‘refurbish the existing dwelling and improve the connection between living areas and the limited external space, while providing as much extra floor space as possible.’

Source: Barbara Corsico via ODOS Architects

The site was very tight and that limited how much the architects could do, but it also quickly suggested the basic form of the new rear extension.

Source: Barbara Corsico via ODOS Architects

This new structure was conceived as a simple form which connected at ground floor level with the rear of the main house.

ODOS CR02 Source: Barbara Corsico via ODOS Architects

A fully glazed ground floor elevation means that the whole extension is light-filled.

ODOS CR04 Source: Barbara Corsico via ODOS Architects

Connecting to the main house, the new extension is partially sunk in order to not block any light from the existing house. It’s constructed in fair-faced concrete which gives a smooth finish in a neutral palette – which is echoed throughout internally.

ODOS CR06 Source: Barbara Corsico via ODOS Architects

Inside, black terrazzo floors has been used throughout the whole space with white walls and white, recessed flush units creating a calm, bright, modern space. The bathrooms are clad in full-height basalt stone slabs.

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ODOS CR07 Source: Barbara Corsico via ODOS Architects

Outside, white gravel finishes off the courtyard with a fair-faced concrete deck and dog kennel as well as a small mature olive tree.

ODOS CR13 (1) Source: Barbara Corsico via ODOS Architects

Source: Barbara Corsico via ODOS Architects

See more of ODOS Architects’ work here

See more of photographer Barbara Corsico’s work here 

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