Gary Chang: Life in 32 sqm

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Architect ’s apartment is located in downtown , and represents a remarkable example of interior refurbishment. With only 32 sqm, Chang studied the different distribution possibilities to optimize his space.

More information and images after the break.

Chang has been living in this apartment since he was 14 years old. After his parents move out, he tried a series of modifications:




After years of studying his apartment, Chang has finally achieved through moving walls and different systems, a 32 sqm apartment with 24 different designs.

Sequence Possibilities
Window / Movie Screen
Moving Wall

Working Table / Dining Table

Moving Wall

Sofa / Bed

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "Gary Chang: Life in 32 sqm" 13 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Sep 2014. <>


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    very nice, smart, but a bit ‘too much’ (or too less). anyway, beautiful, warm design

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    Whoa, Whoa. This is architecture. Creativity and ingeniousness at good lengths. Congrats to Ar. Chang.

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    in hk, the book on this (lifetime) project is available for quite some time – worth a look at!

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    Hey ArchDaily,

    Can you give us a enhanced image on his 24 different designs. Can’t see squat on that image, just pixels. Can you put a higher resolution on it?

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    Looks like an exercise in Combinatorics..
    interesting to know if he applied any combinatorial technique.

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    I think all this has to be mechanised so that it’s not so tedious to use and that it’s a bit future proof as well. Not easy to push and pull those panels when you get old.

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    Hay everyone, can someone provide me some usefull link where i can find some cross sections and possible combinations of the apartment in better resolutions :) Thaks :)

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    Hello MR CHANG,
    Could we have a date in HONG KONG ?i’ll be in ASIA in MAY,
    I schedule my trip to visit BEIJING and SHANGAI so please let me know your availabilities,
    Best reggards
    farid kodja.

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    Please may i have the mail address of Mister Gary Chang
    Cos i would like to have a date for a meet in his home country
    I have a plan for Hong Kong soon

    Thanks and Best regards

    F.kodja Paris/France

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