When it comes to work, there has been a paradigm shift over the past few years, as more and more people telecommute as well as work from home. Of course, while working from home does have its fair share of perks, there are also some drawbacks as well, especially when one does not have the right kind of discipline. Separating one’s work space and living space can also be a challenge, and if you happen to reside in a cramped city apartment, this becomes even more of a challenge. Japanese architect Yuko Shibata has decided to think creatively in her situation, using a series of moving walls so that she can create extra client meeting spaces and libraries on the spot.

Watch the video above to know more about Shibata’s transformer apartment that bears the hallmark of Fair Companies’ handiwork. This particular “Switch” design was first thought up of in order to circumvent the scourge of inflexibility when it comes to a building’s existing space. The concept was then brought to life, where her apartment could be sub-divided as and when required, which would make sure that what used to be static is now flexible and fresh. It certainly sounds like something that many modern shoebox apartments could make do with.

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