To redesign an apartment of 45 m² from 1900 on Jungfrugatan in an exclusive area in central Stockholm was the assignment. The client wished to create storage space as well as giving the apartment a unique identity.
The main concept was according to breaking up the traditional sequence of rooms and functioned to become a nonlinear and nonhierarchical arrangement of space. The previously strict spatial segregation, with kitchen, living room and bedrooms was separated by introducing a forest of columns that defined the rooms. Since there were no walls in the traditional sense, the spatiality was established by the pillars relationship to each other rather than by clear physical boundaries.
The apartment was impressed in a square of around 45 square meters. The entrance door was situated in one corner of the plan, facing one of the apartment’s two windows. The previous plan possessed a wall that strict shared the apartment in the kitchen and living area. A small alcove was placed close to the bedroom. Even the bathroom walls had been torn down, the toilet was placed in one of the columns. The necessary privacy was provided.
Also the WC-pillar was freely placed and could thereby be like all other columns, walk around. All the functions associated to the apartment were inside the pillars. The positions and size of the pillars came from functional aspects. All volumes were specially created for this project went from floor to ceiling. The sizes of the pillars differed from 400×400, 600×600 to 800x800mm. The height reached 3050mm for all pillars except the bathroom module. Swedish interior designers Guise had putted these tall black free-standing cabinets throughout a Stockholm apartment. The corner furniture was called Corner project. The corner design offered storage space and divide the apartment, which had no interior walls. The units became three different sizes and are all of the same height. All functions were placed within the pillars, including the kitchen sink. Photographs were by Mathias Nero unless otherwise stated.
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