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The Pod Manchester: small appartments by Jasper Saunders

Abito is a nine-storey appartment building. It consists of 256 micro pods, which host spacious balconies, fold away double beds, flexible bathroom/utility spaces, fitted kitchens and views of Manchesters’ sky line.

Designer, Jasper Saunders of BDP, reveals “Our idea was to super-condense everything. We’ve removed dead space from corridors and put it back into living space.”

This Japanese-inspired design has resulted in a high-density but low-cost product. Outside, the pods look identical. Each pod is a 374sq foot frame, much like a container. Inside, owners have customised their homes, allowing for individuality.

It is inspiring to see how small spaces have been used efficiently and converted into real living and work spaces.

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