NEVER TOO SMALL 44sqm/452sqft Multi-purpose Small Apartment - Departamento Del Signo

17 feb 2021
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Once a cramped, dark and fragmented space, this tiny 42sqm apartment in Buenos Aires was extensively re-designed by the talented team at Fallone. Unifying the separate kitchen, laundry and living room into one larger space and enlarging the only existing window to its maximum extent, creating a brighter, more spacious living space. The addition of a floor-ceiling storage unit with a built-in fold out bed and a central multi-purpose counter height table; maximises functionality for day to day use. Every finish and material has been meticulously chosen to create a simple aesthetic with a sense of continuity and warmth.

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Creator: Colin Chee
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Producer: Lindsay Barnard
Editor: Jessica Ruasol

  • Quedó muy bueno! Felicitaciones

    Ailim HAilim HDegi Síðan síðan
  • Shout out Hey Studio

    Robertus AlexanderRobertus AlexanderDegi Síðan síðan
  • Balkon...badkamer... slaapkamer... 👍 Salon vind ik niet geslaagd.👎

    Liliane BeeckmanLiliane Beeckman3 dögum síðan
  • Given the constraints, good optimizations in general. It's prboably just me but pink tiles disgusting.

    Alpa CinoAlpa Cino3 dögum síðan
  • boooriiiing, they studied architecture and interior design for nothing

    F355F3554 dögum síðan
  • Excellent project - something I would totally go for in my apartment!

    Manassés MartinsManassés Martins4 dögum síðan
  • Trying to figure out where any food storage would be. 🤔The tall cupboards in the kitchen were just laundry/mops/etc from what I could tell. Do the residents just always eat out?

    N InconnueN Inconnue5 dögum síðan

    Ignacio VillanuevaIgnacio Villanueva5 dögum síðan
  • Thank you

    Angela ReimerAngela Reimer5 dögum síðan
  • WTF that’s not even small I live in a 325 sq/ft apartment in Waikiki. GTFO

    BIGMIKEBIGMIKE6 dögum síðan
  • Yey! Glad to see some sth from my city :)

    Facundo RuizFacundo Ruiz6 dögum síðan
  • no lo puedo creeeeeeeeeeer VAMOS ARGENTINA EN MI CANAL PREFERIDOOOO

    Florencia PiaggioFlorencia Piaggio6 dögum síðan

    Franco VanellaFranco Vanella6 dögum síðan

    Franco VanellaFranco Vanella6 dögum síðan
  • Interesting, but looks a lot smaller than it is..

    Well HelloWell Hello7 dögum síðan
  • Encantado de ver profesionales argentinos en este canal que amo tanto. Admirable lo que hicieron, los felicito!

    MehenkuukMehenkuuk7 dögum síðan
  • Very well done!

    cnan34cnan348 dögum síðan
  • Yeeeey, new video 🥳

    Юлія JuliaЮлія Julia8 dögum síðan
  • Yo sabia que me resultaba familiar ese acento argento

    KichanaKichana8 dögum síðan
  • genial!!!! 👏👏👏👏

    Mauricio FoffanoMauricio Foffano8 dögum síðan
  • Brilliant use of older/existing elements into modern design. Super functional, not at all pretentious. Just lovely...

    Nihar MehtaNihar Mehta8 dögum síðan
  • This is a decent size for a one-bedroom apartment. It's nice, i would love to live here, but this is definitely can't really be considered a small space.

    tans1ggtans1gg9 dögum síðan
  • I ❤️ BA

    Luis ImarisioLuis Imarisio9 dögum síðan
  • Congratulations! Good job! Great video as well.

    Lu ZhouLu Zhou9 dögum síðan
  • Hermoso!!!

    CarlaCarla9 dögum síðan
  • Though this is a complete remodel these collaborators managed to maintain the best architectural features and the nostalgic sprit of the space. Hope to see more LATAM spaces on the channel. 😊

    Ann-Marie KingAnn-Marie King9 dögum síðan
  • Always love these different design solutions. My only critique (with out knowing the objective of the client) is that seems a shame to lose the extra storage for that tiny murphy bed. I feel like that's a permanent solution for a temporary inconvenience like house guest.

    Derek BrittonDerek Britton9 dögum síðan
  • Really nice. They should get a TV fixed under the pull out bed.

    ThijsThijs9 dögum síðan
  • Nicely done

    Olivia CoOlivia Co9 dögum síðan
  • Finally Latin America. Great!

    Jose Miguel ReyesJose Miguel Reyes9 dögum síðan
  • That wall papers is not only hideous, but too dark for a small space.

    membearmembear10 dögum síðan
  • Architects must be the most irritating people to listen too. They are the politicians of the creative world.

    Barry DoyleBarry Doyle10 dögum síðan
  • Yaaad my country featured on this channel 😍😍😍😍 Also amazing design

    pablo emanuelpablo emanuel10 dögum síðan
  • Isn't there tv?

    Carlos Eduardo CancadoCarlos Eduardo Cancado10 dögum síðan
  • i love how they kept a lot the same but updated it- very sustainable

    Walter CunninghamWalter Cunningham10 dögum síðan
  • Nice but nothing special to make a video about

    Bo ShekBo Shek11 dögum síðan
  • Serious question from someone looking at redesigning a small kitchen: what are they doing for ventilation? I don't see anything over the cooktop.

    04beni0404beni0411 dögum síðan
  • Layout looks good but I don't like the storage area in front of the sofa or the finish of the kitchen and I think the picture on the wall needs to make a bigger statement. Just my thoughts.

    Kid VinieKid Vinie11 dögum síðan
  • They both look like Messi

    Black ArabBlack Arab11 dögum síðan
  • Can you please do an episode in CDMX? I've seen some awesome spaces there

    Sergio EncisoSergio Enciso11 dögum síðan
  • This was great for someone who doesn't cook a lot, I wish there's an episode for this where the focal point of design is the kitchen.

    Kaksha MKaksha M11 dögum síðan
    • @Елена К will check this for sure, thanks!

      Kaksha MKaksha M9 dögum síðan
    • You'd better have a look at tiny houses, living big in a tiny house for example, many of them have generous amount of space dedicated to kitchen

      Елена КЕлена К9 dögum síðan
    • then maybe this is not the right channel for you. Very few people would give up living space in a small apartment to have a bigger kitchen

      Luz HelgueraLuz Helguera10 dögum síðan
  • You will love this one

    Anushhka's food worldAnushhka's food world11 dögum síðan
  • Quedó super lindo y muy cálido.

    RosamarORRosamarOR11 dögum síðan
  • Qué bonito lo dejaron, chicos!!!! Me encantó!!!!

    Zulema VázquezZulema Vázquez11 dögum síðan
  • UT

    Franco CaporaliniFranco Caporalini11 dögum síðan
    • Culi

      Fallone StudioFallone Studio9 dögum síðan
  • I love the way the light bounces off the white wall.

    phyllophyllo11 dögum síðan
  • they voice was so relaxing

    Kolby DaveKolby Dave12 dögum síðan
  • The kitchen cabinets with glass are pretty horrible. The glass magnifies all the mess inside!

    Carles SolanesCarles Solanes12 dögum síðan
  • Beautiful!🤩🥰❤

    Ritchel MacapagalRitchel Macapagal12 dögum síðan
  • ohhh that balcony is so lovely 😭

    Audrey DozemanAudrey Dozeman12 dögum síðan
  • How do you charge

    Murli PMurli P12 dögum síðan
  • I don't know, my apartment is 42 sqm and seems to be much bigger that this one. Why the reclining section is so small? Why sitting on the couch you have to admire the wardrobe with a hidden bed? Does it look good to anybody? I have no idea what the budget was and how far could they go with changing the functionality of the spaces, but if there was a possibility for the bathroom and kitchen to swap places ... Who knows maybe that would give more opportunities. I wouldn't call it disaster, but its just not my taste. And Father, forgive them that plywood in the kitchen.

    Jakub JaniszewskiJakub Janiszewski12 dögum síðan
  • Love that kitchen!

    Mark AmesMark Ames12 dögum síðan
  • I love that they kept the bedroom features much the same, but added the gorgeous wallpaper. It's such a cozy space yet full of personality, and the doors to the balcony are gorgeous!

    KatherineKatherine12 dögum síðan
  • Buenos Aires!!!!! Al instante lo reconocí!!

    Alejandra LojkAlejandra Lojk12 dögum síðan
  • Wow the original layout was terrible, one of the only windows in the laundry room!

    Patrais SPatrais S12 dögum síðan
  • Really nice apartment, in a nice neighborhood. I could be happy there.

    Phil HjemboePhil Hjemboe12 dögum síðan
  • It's so nice to see an episode from my metro area! Some 50's - 80's Australian apts shown here had some similarities with the housing stock in Bs. As. from that time, and I would've loved to see how they could manage some of that style here. Loved it, will definitely save this vid for the future.

    Juan Ignacio BustosJuan Ignacio Bustos12 dögum síðan
  • 44sqm never too small 🤦‍♂️ is this video made by Americans?

    Sonny DarvishzadehSonny Darvishzadeh13 dögum síðan
  • One of my favorite parts of these videos is the space layout drawings of the before and after. Could you make a slide where it shows both? I like to think about the changes and compare them. You guys do an awesome job. Thank you for sharing your gift!

    Country DayCountry Day13 dögum síðan
  • i m from house only 36 sqm...with 6 people ...i didnt and cant complained...because there s a lot of family dont have house or homeless

    a adriansyaha adriansyah13 dögum síðan
  • Beautiful apartment. So much more light brought in by this design.

    Susan JohnSusan John13 dögum síðan
  • There's lots to love in this apartment - the warmth of the wooden cupboards in the main area, the paint splashback, pink tiles in the bathroom, the wallpaper, the white tint on the windows, and the whole bathroom is great. It's a very well designed apartment that would be a pleasure to live in.

    Julie LawsonJulie Lawson13 dögum síðan
  • Super apartment - what a great job they did, improving the place a lot. Enjoyed the tour and description by the architects. Thank you!

    FlowerGrower SmithFlowerGrower Smith13 dögum síðan
  • Again... I speak my apartment into existence 🧘🏽‍♀️. This apartment is a dream❤️

    Boitumelo MelBoitumelo Mel13 dögum síðan
  • Looks cheap. Sorry...

    Michal MarczewskiMichal Marczewski13 dögum síðan
  • 42sqm as a small living space.. That's standard houses in my country where families of different sizes "live" 😅

    dVINEdVINE13 dögum síðan
  • Not good guys. The placement of the furniture in the kitchen/living is weird. You spend a lot of time on the sofa facing the bottom of the folding bed. Traditional sofa bed instead and a normal table with chairs would be much better.

    And GoAnd Go13 dögum síðan
  • how i love the curving inwards drawer handle, so neat! this is a very beautiful space in a bustling city ♥

    jessicajessica13 dögum síðan
  • Buenísimo! felicitacioens desde Santiago

    Luciano LizanaLuciano Lizana13 dögum síðan
  • This is such a lovely piece! Would enjoy living there 10/10

    YoshiYoshi13 dögum síðan
  • Nice job, realy. But i have to say that Buenos Aires has a lot of habitacional problems, A LOT.

    Javier Gonzalez KingJavier Gonzalez King13 dögum síðan
  • Design can turn small places into joyful places. Loved it!

    Tanya EJTanya EJ13 dögum síðan
  • It looks like a true home. I love it.

    Olaf ZuberbuehlerOlaf Zuberbuehler13 dögum síðan
  • Espacios bien logrados todo en el lugar perfecto, estuve viviendo en caballito en un mono ambiente "parecido", y era bastante oscuro incluso en medio dia, pero este esta perfecto.

    ChristianChristian13 dögum síðan
  • So clever and tasteful.

    Kevin McGraneKevin McGrane13 dögum síðan
  • El problema con estos deptos es que el vecino se tira un pedo y lo escuchas... Quedó lindo, personalmente hubiera puesto algún extractor en la cocina para poder cocinar un churrasco o cualquier cosa que genere vapor.

    NicolasNicolas13 dögum síðan
  • Very nice but where do they put the groceries?

    jufubujufubu13 dögum síðan
  • The living space is kinda weird, I mean who would sit on sofa staring at Wardrobes.

    Anant PatelAnant Patel13 dögum síðan
  • I think this is a beautiful job - and the light issues are well-sorted. But I have a 48.5 sq m apartment [London]. I have a modern, well proportioned hall entrance, bedroom, bathroom & combined living space [balcony takes it to 50 sq m] within these parameters and with no need to do anything 'quirky'. Is there a minimum floor area below which specialised design is required?

    Phillip McGoughPhillip McGough13 dögum síðan
  • It looks so great, what an awesome improvement! I do, however, wonder about entertainment options, since there doesn't seem to be any space for a TV or for a computer, apart from a smaller Notebook on the kitchen table.

    Drenegade13Drenegade1313 dögum síðan
  • good work, that place feels so peaceful

    CharizandoCharizando14 dögum síðan
  • Where did you get the fold down bed?

    Lorna Penn-ChesterLorna Penn-Chester14 dögum síðan
  • what is the white handle on the wall under the upper kitchen cabinet?

    달려라요다달려라요다14 dögum síðan
  • The fridge isn't leveled 😅

    Christian DehningChristian Dehning14 dögum síðan
  • Nice appartement but I would have used opaque Doors for the top kitchen units

    kirsten roesskirsten roess14 dögum síðan
  • This is so cute! Making me think what I can do in my 30sqm apartment lol

    BexaBexa14 dögum síðan
  • ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Rahaf OmranRahaf Omran14 dögum síðan
  • Loved the bathroom 😍😍😍😍😍, I also really liked the view from the bed, that balcony is small but lovely to have. I didn't appreciate the glass fronted kitchen cupboards, you could see the huge mess inside them, personally that would drive me nuts. Glad that they could enlarge the window and bring in more natural light. I also really like the mix of flooring in the apartment. I do think that if they had removed the old cupboards in the bedroom and reconfigured them they would have been able to get more storage out of them. But all in all great job on a small footprint.

    Ana AlvesAna Alves14 dögum síðan
  • So many inspirational ideas in this one. It has given me many ideas that one day I may use .

    graphitegraphite14 dögum síðan
  • Beautiful Design! Especially the Pink tiles in the bathroom! 😍

    Ricarda TeepeRicarda Teepe14 dögum síðan
  • As soon as I saw the first few seconds of street view, I knew this was in South America ♥️♥️♥️

    Amanda PMGAmanda PMG14 dögum síðan
  • Those pink tiles are gorgeous 💖

    Emily RogersEmily Rogers14 dögum síðan
  • В целом, конечно, симпатично, но, когда в проекте в зоне готовки нет вытяжки, зато зачем-то есть чайник SMEG, сразу появляются вопросы и ко всему остальному.

    Евгений УгрюмовЕвгений Угрюмов14 dögum síðan
  • as soon as the first image from the street was shown i knew it was my city. This was really nice and prety common to see in the appartments of young people living in Buenos Aires. No big renovations, just enough to make the space feel fresh and new again without compromising the budget. I love to hear some of the things the arquitects and designers choose to achieve a beautiful result with cheaper materials

    4morochasy1rubia4morochasy1rubia14 dögum síðan
  • Very clever design. Luv the kitchen especially the top glass cabinet doors. The small bathroom is nice! A bit disappointed with the wall paper design though. Felt that a floral pinkish wall paper will suit the girls better.

    Travel SouvenirsTravel Souvenirs14 dögum síðan
  • Nice use of space and simple finishes.

    Tim CarringtonTim Carrington14 dögum síðan
  • Please remove the paintings on the floor, it gives me anxiety..

    Lylea LeeLylea Lee14 dögum síðan
  • Gente, les quedó muy bueno! aunque sacar el bidet es imperdonable, y el empapelado ese no te lo robo ameo... (pero la cliente siempre tiene razón). No entendí por qué rectificaron la diagonal detrás de la cocina/lavandería. Ah, y por fin me doy el gusto de comentar en mi propia lengua en este canal, jaja. Ya era hora.

    quinosonic82quinosonic8214 dögum síðan
  • Well done. Nice presentation.

    Leslie V. BoschLeslie V. Bosch14 dögum síðan