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Most people think of bunk beds as as efficient sleepers in children's rooms, on trains or in military accommodation, but the space-saving solution has a place in compact urban lofts. This cantilevered bedroom by Ateliers MC can be found in an old converted warehouse in Montreal, Canada, commissioned by a couple that wished to make the most of their shrinking apartment.

With a brand new baby and all of the accessories to accompany it, space became tight in the one-room studio. The architectural firm's remedy was to create a sort of mezzanine, still open to the entire flat, but raise one particular section to free up more floor. The cantilevered bedroom by Ateliers MC comprises a suspended platform sculpted from a beautiful sunken wood plane. A double bed is nested snugly within this space below the ceiling, accessible by a ladder next to the infant's crib.