Architect Brad Swartz discusses his winning tiny home formula

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Earlier this month, Australian architect Brad Swartz won the 2015 Houses Awards for Best Apartment or Unit for his project in Darlinghurst, Sydney. The 27-square meter (290-sq ft) apartment was transformed into a multi-functional home that comfortably accommodates two at a cost of just AUD$54,000 (approx. US$39,130) to complete.

The tiny apartment designed by Swartz features a snug double bedroom, open living with European kitchen and laundry, bathroom, storage space, multi-purpose zones, clean lines, and lots of natural light.

“The material palette is purposely restrained and mirrors are sparsely but effectively used to exaggerate the feeling of spaciousness,” commented the 2015 Houses Awards Jury. “This project is an excellent example of what a thoughtful designer can achieve within a very small space and with a very tight budget.”

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