Unfolding Apartment, A Tiny Origami Apartment in Manhattan

Schoolteacher Eric Schneider purchased his 450-square-foot Manhattan apartment in 2005, and then hired architects Michael Chen and Kari Anderson of Normal Projects “to pack more density into his small space”. The result was the Unfolding Apartment, essentially a four room origami apartment that unfolds and “morphs with the changing activities of a day”.

Filmmaker Kirsten Dirksen of *faircompanies.com took a tour of his unique apartment and filmed all the ways the custom cabinetry can be configured.

image via Normal Projects

photos by Alan Tansey

Rusty Blazenhoff
Rusty Blazenhoff