The 5:1 Apartment Uses a Motorized Wall to Switch Between Spaces

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Apr 17, 2015
References: mkca & gizmag
The 5:1 Apartment in New York is a small space made spacious by the innovative use of a sliding wall to transform its functionality. The sliding wall can be moved up and down a space to reveal the living room during the day or the bedroom at night. The wall is motorized and doesn't require any manual effort to move.

During the day, a couch is seen on one side of the space facing a TV wall unit with shelving, storage and workspaces running along the third wall. The bed folds out from the wall, revealing extra storage for clothing.

As big cities become more populated than ever, living spaces are getting smaller, making innovations like the 5:1 Apartment more important than ever. Space-saving living is only feasible in big cities if it's made elegant, and this apartment manages just that.