LifeEdited shows we can live large in small spaces. By applying smart design and technology, you can have a compelling, fulfilling life that allows you to live within your means financially and environmentally. LifeEdited demonstrated this premise with its first project, a NYC apartment with over 1,000 square feet of functionality in only 420.
In 2009,Ai??Graham HillAi??purchased two apartments in New York City with the express purpose of showing that people could have everything they need using less (and better) stuff and space. He had big dreams for the small spaces: dinner parties for 12, accommodations for 2 overnight guests, a home office, a home theater with digital projector and, befitting his background, it had to have very clean air and be built in an environmentallyAi??responsible manner.
To make this dream a reality, the web-savvy Mr. Hill called on the crowd-sourcing platformAi??JovotoAi??and marketing firmAi??MutopoAi??to launch a competition to design the first space (dubbedAi??LifeEdited 1, or LE1). The winning design came from two Romanian architecture students named Catalin Sandu and Adrian Iancu. Their elegant, jewel-box design, entitled ai???One Size Fits All,ai??? met all of Mr. Hillai??i??s requirements and brought purpose and intention to every one of the apartmentai??i??s 420 square feet.
Brooklyn-based architectural and design firmAi??Guerin Glass ArchitectureAi??was responsible for building out the gutted space. The project incorporated transforming furniture fromAi??Resource FurnitureAi??and sustainably-sourced building materials fromAi??Green Depot. The space had to be both smart and healthy, as indoor air is typically 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air.
location, new york, ny
team: lifeedited, designers: catalin sandu and adrian iancu; head architect scott glass of guerin glass architecture
photo credit: matthew williams for LifeEdited
size: 420 sq ft/39 sq mAi??