June 18, 2013
Takako Tajima and Katrina Stoll Szabo’s 300-square-foot micro-unit model for LA Forum can accommodate a double bed, a kitchen and bath, a living area, and storage. Photo: Luke Gibson
We’ve come down hard on micro-apartments for promoting dorm life for full-fledged adults, glorifying prison cells, and lacquering unlivable pockets of space with a designer sheen that’s unattainable on most micro-incomes. But with an in-depth new show on micro-living at Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design to consider, we’re prepared to give the idea at least 220 square feet of our attention.
On view at the WUHO Gallery in Los Angeles through August 4, “How Small Is Too Small?” offers Angelenos a taste of living on the mini scale. Viewers who wonder how tiny a box they might compress their lives into can amble around a 300-square-foot mockup made from MDF and plywood. The MDF toilet is truly a work of art! Check it out after the jump.