Design and Architecture

Very courageous design decision on 36kv.m. in an apartment in the center of Stockholm

Life in a big city is quite expensive and Stockholm, Sweden, is by no means an exception. Therefore, sometimes you have to creatively rethink the interior of the home to achieve the desired results.

This apartment of 36 square meters was used as a storage room for furniture for 30 years, then was partially renovated in the 1980s, but has remained untouched since then due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Therefore, the architect Karin Matz (Karin matz), hitting the room, found him with hanging wallpaper, kitchen faucet, sticking out of the wall, without electricity and with a bathroom with traces of vital activity of rats.

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While developing the interior design, Karin sought to preserve some of the original details, but at the same time make the space completely livable.

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The kitchen and bedroom are a single unit, made up of Ikea kitchen units and separated from each other by a glass partition.

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The bed is raised not only to provide a place for things from below, but also to allow daylight to read in bed.

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Carousel hangers placed under the bed make it easy to access clothes.

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At the same time, in the other half of the apartment, the space is left almost in its original condition. Here, holes in the walls and ceilings are only patched, wallpaper is torn off, and electric cables are laid right along the walls and sockets are installed.

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If necessary, the bedroom and kitchen can be closed by curtains.

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