When designer Monica Potvin and her husband Markel Otaola bought a small apartment in Barcelona, they had no plans of having children so they knocked down walls to create an open studio space with plenty of light.
Instead of creating a separate bathroom, laundry room and kitchen, they built a cube in the center of their home to house all of the “useful stuff”. It houses all the apartment’s plumbing, as well as his and hers closets and plenty of storage space. It also serves as a divider between the open kitchen/living area and the couple’s bedroom.
When they designed it, it was the couple’s ideal apartment: light, airy and open. Then Monica got pregnant and they became three, in a one-room studio. Monica admits that sharing a bedroom with a toddler hasn’t always been ideal (Gaël is now three), but she also recognizes that the big open floorplan was an ideal setup for raising a young child.
Monica’s design-build firm: http://www.fabrique.es/
Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/tiny-home-cube-bathroom-kitchen-closet-for-family-3/