Suspended Built-in Shelves Free Up Space for a Fascinating Floor Plan

By: Amelia Roblin - Jan 9, 2015
References: torafu
What a brilliant idea it is to integrate storage systems into the ceiling! Torafu Architects worked to create suspended built-in shelves that would maximize the space within residence buildings in Hong Kong. The final result is visually intriguing and functionally full of potential.

In one bedroom, several boxy bookshelves are mounted from above, creating room dividers, affording plenty of places to stash possessions, and offering opportunities to display beautiful objects. I can't help but think of the ease of cleaning such a space too, with an uninterrupted floor, and with surfaces less likely to collect dust.

Elsewhere around the PMQ x MUJI apartment, squared compartments are incorporated too. They can be found in mirrored wall art, in closets, and as a privacy structure that surrounds a bed. Who else could have dreamed up such a clever way to optimize storage and decor with cubbies?