Yo!Homes claims its flexible and modern apartments will allow everyone to live in pure luxury even if their apartment is just eighty square metres.
“Homes help shape our lives. They are our refuge, and our rock. Since the invention of the city centre apartment, we’ve never really re-invented it. YO! Home is that new invention.” Simon Woodroffe, Founder of Yo!Home.
Unveiled at 100% Design, the Yo!Home is something truly special and theatrical, Simon’s passion for small spaces and Japanese design has created a striking and intelligent place. The design is based around 12 mechanical parts that were assembled in specialist workshops in south London by engineers. Inspired by stage scenery, the Yo!Home not only changes the use of the space, but transforms the space so you do not have the indistinguishable feeling often associated with Studio apartments, allowing the area to feel like a much bigger home.
‘I want everyone to be able to live like rich people and have the very best,’ Simon says. ‘We all want to save money but we all want to live like first-class citizens. This design is a really cool space.’
The Yo! Home is certainly cool and its space maximisation is appealing. At an instant its owner can transform their home into a living room, then bedroom, then office, all with ease at the flick of a switch thanks to the automated machinery. It also boasts many your typical one bedroom apartment could not, including a second bedroom, wine cellar and hot tub!
Although, as expected, this high end design and technology comes at a premium. With costs coming in at 20% higher than traditional properties, and budgets often being squeezed, I hope the Yo!Home survives these stern times. Simon is ever positive and believes the fully-furnished homes offer good value and will appeal to all ages.