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A Tiny Kitchen Reduces Your Footprint on the Planet

Here’s a real design challenge. See if you can fit a very compact yet completely usable kitchen into one square meter when it’s closed up.
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The design brief was to keep the kitchen, and enough storage to cook and clean up easily within a very tiny limit.

Here’s how design students Kristin Laass and Norman Ebelt made it work. Their quite brilliant solution, to accommodate all the various ways that we use the kitchen was one of the entries in the DMY international design festival berlin 2010.
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Here it is closed.
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Step one, easily roll the entire ‘lid’ off.
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Let the faucet pop up. Now you have a sink and a counter top.
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Enough crockery and cutlery for four can be stored in the drawer next to the sink.
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The tiny fridge would go underneath the sink.
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Most of the time in the kitchen you just need the counter top – for daytime snacking. But the oven opens out from the end.
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Then when you need a cooktop as well, just slide the stove out from the end. Voila!
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Wait! Where did this come from? (Check image 1 – clever!)

If living spaces can comfortably be made really compact – that is needless extra space you don’t have to pay rent on.

Tiny spaces reduce your carbon footprint too, because it takes less energy to keeps a small space comfortable, and they reduce your tendency to accumulate a lot of of stuff, because there’s just nowhere to put it all.

Everything you need, and not one thing more.

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2 Comments so far to “A Tiny Kitchen Reduces Your Footprint on the Planet”
  1. Frank Hanlan Says:

    I think that these are great ideas and desparately needed to reduce the ever increasing spread of mcmansions.

    At the same time, although I am only 5'11" I find that my back gets sore when I work any length of time at a regular height counter and worse when I work in the sink. I would love an easy method of adjusting the height of counters and overhead shelves. How many can effectively use the top shelf of their overhead cabinets?

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