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Old January 6th, 2013, 11:34 PM   #21
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Approximately 45mē for me. If it was a perfect location, with a perfect view, I could go even lower.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 06:19 PM   #22
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I have lived in very small places. I currently live in a very small place lol.

But if we're talking IDEALLY...then as a single person I wouldn't want to live in anything less than 600 squ. feet. (Although I used to live in a 647 sq. ft. apartment with 2 other people!)

If there were two of us (me and a boyfriend) 850 sq. feet would be desirable for high-rise living.

for a family (when i have kids), we would need minimum 1,000 square feet to not feel cramped.

of course i would always prefer more space than what i have described, but, that is the lower limit of what i would feel is "comfortable"
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Old February 8th, 2013, 09:19 PM   #23
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WIth 3 or more persons it's more about the number of (bed)rooms than the m2. A 4 by 4 m bedroom could be quite comfortable.
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Old February 13th, 2013, 08:22 PM   #24
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The smallest I have been in is about 790 sq. ft. which is a little more than 70 sqm and I found it quite comfortable for one person.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 08:09 AM   #25
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Something like this, about 50m2, I could live in a small place but not if it hasnt a high ceiling







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Old February 14th, 2013, 11:46 AM   #26
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^can you tell me which project this is? Looks nice btw...
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Old February 14th, 2013, 07:44 PM   #27
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It was going to be Reforma 432 in Mexico City, it is on hold I think

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Old February 15th, 2013, 11:33 PM   #28
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Something like this, about 50m2, I could live in a small place but not if it hasnt a high ceiling




That is a nice and efficient floorplan as well.
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Old July 7th, 2013, 01:54 AM   #29
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I wonder if low ceilings would be offset (at least phychologically) by having floor to ceiling windows in most of the rooms? But room area should not be too disproportionate to room height, no matter what.

Also, low ceiling height could also be offset by choosing furniture that is not too big for the available volume.

In many low ceiling apartments in the US, the feeling is aggravated by having very deep apartments and having windows only on one side of the building. The effect can be very depressing.
The vast majority of developers use floor to ceiling windows deliberately to somwhat "hide" the low ceilings.
I once read a NYC powerbrokers opinion on ceiling heights.She said:
-8 ft minimum acceptable
-9ft decent
-10 ft ideal
-11 ft very high
-12 ft palatial
I think ceiling height must be in proportion with room dimensions.For a small house/apartment built for middle class man 9 ft is ideal.10 ft is for upper middle class dwellings(above 150 sqm) and 11 ft or more only looks good on 250 sqm+(luxury units).
The room dimensions(especially depth) is closely related with window head height.If the top of the window is at 9 ft above the floor the room must not be deeper than 2.5 times that(9*2.5=22.5 ft).
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Old July 7th, 2013, 02:10 AM   #30
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how much space (floor area) do you consider a minimum for having a residential life defined as "comfortable"?
for 1 person (or 1 pair)
a comfortable minimum has include
- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 1 gest toilet
- closet
- living room + kitchen with a dining corner
- balcony (for smoking guests)
I've seen many apartments with these requirements in modern highrises. They usually have 150 - 170 sq.m.
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Old July 8th, 2013, 03:25 PM   #31
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900 sq. ft.
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Old October 7th, 2014, 06:27 AM   #32
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There are some awesome videos on how small apartments I nSweden and Hong Kong especially are being built with versatile and modular storage spaces so that each room can handle a variety of different functions at the same time. I don't see why compact living can't be done, but personally I wouldn't want to subject myself to that. I'd sooner develop claustrophobia!
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Old October 7th, 2014, 09:41 AM   #33
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800-900 square feet
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Old October 10th, 2014, 10:33 PM   #34
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300-700 ft / person
900 - 1400 ft / two persons

anything more is overkill

I'm living in a 300-square-foot studio apartment and feel it's just fine for one person.

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My apartment is 3.80. A hobbit would not feel at home at all, I am afraid.
Sounds more like a prison cell.
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