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With the classic Murphy bed as muse, Japanese architect Toshihiko Suzuki transformed a standard Airstream into a versatile small wonder.

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  To maximize the small space inside the Airstream, Suzuki removed the existing structures and added a central island the follows his kenchikukagu style of design. Near the door (front of photo), a sink and cook top is hidden under the steel cover. At the rear (back of the photo), a dining table transforms into a set of twin beds. Photo by Sadamu Saito.
    To maximize the small space inside the Airstream, Suzuki removed the existing structures and added a central island the follows his kenchikukagu style of design. Near the door (front of photo), a sink and cook top is hidden under the steel cover. At the rear (back of the photo), a dining table transforms into a set of twin beds. Photo by Sadamu Saito.
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  The steel lid opens up at one end of the island to reveal a sink and hot plate for cooking a meal. Photo by Sadamu Saito.
    The steel lid opens up at one end of the island to reveal a sink and hot plate for cooking a meal. Photo by Sadamu Saito.
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  Inside the renovated Airstream, a woman prepares a meal. The skylight above the cook top lets fumes escape the small space. Photo by Sadamu Saito.
    Inside the renovated Airstream, a woman prepares a meal. The skylight above the cook top lets fumes escape the small space. Photo by Sadamu Saito.
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  Though the space is small, Suzuki's design seats six comfortably. Photo by Sadamu Saito.
    Though the space is small, Suzuki's design seats six comfortably. Photo by Sadamu Saito.
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  Under the dining table (which transforms into two twin beds) are circular slots for storing wine. Photo by Sadamu Saito.
    Under the dining table (which transforms into two twin beds) are circular slots for storing wine. Photo by Sadamu Saito.
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  When the table isn't filled with food and surrounded by guests, it can transform into two twin beds. Photo by Sadamu Saito.
    When the table isn't filled with food and surrounded by guests, it can transform into two twin beds. Photo by Sadamu Saito.
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  The table tops fold up to reveal part of the beds and the tucked-away reading lamps. Photo by Sadamu Saito.
    The table tops fold up to reveal part of the beds and the tucked-away reading lamps. Photo by Sadamu Saito.
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  The sides of the table then fold down and connect with the benches to create bases for the beds. Photo by Sadamu Saito.
    The sides of the table then fold down and connect with the benches to create bases for the beds. Photo by Sadamu Saito.
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  Much like traditional Japanese futon beds, the mattress hidden in the table folds out for a softer place to sleep. Photo by Sadamu Saito.
    Much like traditional Japanese futon beds, the mattress hidden in the table folds out for a softer place to sleep. Photo by Sadamu Saito.
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  Here, the view of both beds open. Click here to watch a video of the transformations. Photo by Sadamu Saito.  Courtesy of: Sadamu Saito
    Here, the view of both beds open. Click here to watch a video of the transformations. Photo by Sadamu Saito.

    Courtesy of: Sadamu Saito

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