This project called for the rethinking of an 850 square-foot apartment on the seventeenth floor of a new condominium building in the city’s downtown core. The slogan employed by the developer for marketing this building championed the apartments as “…statements of modern, urban living.” This cliché of developers has come to describe small apartments that feature the suburban spatial logic of segregated spaces. But whereas a suburban home at least affords larger living spaces, the high cost of urban real estate results in spaces made to be a fraction of the size that must then be shoe-horned into small footprints; moreover, the urban counterparts are generally made yet smaller by large concrete columns, as well as mechanical and electrical runs that must service the entire building. The resulting plans generally allow only a single furniture arrangement and therefore only a single way for the space to be inhabited, ironically suggesting that “modern, urban living” is really just the equivalent of utter predictability and the suppression of individual choices. Hence, the challenge of this project was to establish what “modern, urban living” could or should be.