Photo Gallery: Graham Hill’s Favourite Spaces
The eco-chic designer shares minimal rooms.
At only 500 square-feet, the owners of this small New York East Village apartment had to optimize the space in every room. The living room furniture is easily moved around — the desk being the only fixed piece. The apartment also strikes a balance between minimalist and warm. “It feels very livable to me. The contrasting textures feel warm and durable. The use of normal furniture make it very accessible as well,” says Hill.
This tiny Seattle apartment gives new meaning to efficiency. “Steve Sauer, a Boeing engineer, made this small triplex from a former storage locker. Need I say more?” says Hill.
The Manhattan Micro Loft by Specht Harpman Architects is a feat in small space design. The 425-square-foot space was converted into four levels, complete with a green roof patio. The staircase pictured here houses tansu cabinets, a traditional Japanese hidden storage system.
The Environmental Grantmakers Association headquarters by Taylor & Miller Architecture is a small collapsible office with multiple configurations available depending on what’s needed on a particular day. Four interlocking walls house seven work stations. They can be opened to create a boardroom or compressed to create an open plan for events. “It shows that efficient use of space is not something limited to the home,” says Hill.
“Robert Garneau’s 650-square-foot apartment works both functionally and aesthetically,” explains Hill. The small Studio Garneau design features the company’s Multi furniture line that transforms easily, can be moved around and contains hidden storage.
The student-designed modular housing complex created for Montreal's Expo 67 is still one of Hill's favourite projects. "It still looks and works great," he says.