In its initial configuration, Cairo apartments maintained meal, laundry and communal dining services that operated ancillary to each unit’s footprint. This allowed occupants to live comfortably independent of the more cumbersome end of household essentials such as ovens, cooktops and washing machines in addition to much of the associated equipment required for cooking and cleaning.
These days apartments are configured to provide the once out-board amenity within, burdening its formerly lean requirements with the greedy footprint of whitegoods.
In much the same manner of Best Overend’s original aspirations for the Cairo ‘minimum’ flat the modifications made to this studio extend the principles of integrated furniture with considered provision for these ‘extras’ and recalibrates room function to accommodate a suite of new spaces. The character of the modifications wishes to express a domestic utility without eliminating opportunities for discovery and delight in the form of a crafted tool chest in which to sleep, eat and wash.
Alterations & Additions - Construction Documentation