These architects Michael Chen and Kari Anderson work for Normal Projects, and they have created a flexible space in one of the most over-populated city in the world: New York City. There is a video of it after the jump if you want to see how it works.
You can see that there is a terrific big blue cabinet that serves as a bed, table, wall, shelf, and closet. As the architects say: “everything has a purpose” and “more is more”.
I used to think that spaces like these reminded me of the cramped space in The Fifth Element, where Bruce Willis lived in this dwelling that was more of a modular shifting closet than a home.
However, when I see spaces like this, I feel good about a future where people live in small, yet cozy places. My attitude is: if you have to live there out of necessity, then you might as well make the best of a small situation.