We've used a similar corner shelving unit to create space in a small 7 by 9 ft room. It's a great, easy shelving solution for small spaces (although installing it was a bit tricky as the walls weren't plumb.
Dwell - Have You Ever Wanted to Stay in a Norwegian Sea Cabin? This boutique hotel on Norway's Manshausen Island is made up of four sea cabins that jut out from their natural ledge. Architect Snorre Stinessen carefully positioned them on an existing stone