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The first in this series, the aptly named Pocket House, is part of a terrace in Melbourne, Australia. It was renovated and redesigned by Whiting Architects in collaboration with appliance manufacturer Fisher & Paykel. See how form and function are considered to make every valuable inch of space look amazing and work effectively.
The Pocket House has a footprint of just 96m2, which gave Whiting Architects the challenge of making the most of each centimetre of space they had to work with. The brief was to create an enjoyable and highly functional living space for the home owners – a couple and their large dog – and ensure that they could entertain guests comfortably too.
As it was to be the social hub of the home, a huge amount of thought went into the design of the kitchen, dining and entertaining space in the Pocket House. The units are designed to look like stylish fitted minimalist furniture, so that you forget that you are in a kitchen at all. Whiting Architects worked closely with Fisher & Paykel to blend the functional appliances seamlessly into the cabinetry design.
.An under-stairs utility cupboard conceals a Fisher & Paykel washer drier, plus shelving for clothes and cleaning equipment.
More under-stair design inspiration
It looks like any other of the kitchen cupboard drawers, but hidden behind this drawer is an integrated Fisher & Paykel DishDrawer™dishwasher.
Integrated fridge freezer
The grid of units under the stairs also has a fridge and freezer hidden within it.