Apartament HB6B by Karin Matz Arkitekt

This project talks about time. Sweedish Architect Karin Matz bought this small apartment in Stockholm in 2012.

The flat was used as furniture storage for 30 years, and was starting to be renovated in 1980´s when its owner fell ill. Only a few tiles of the wallpaper were removed from walls, the rest is still there.

Matz tried “to let the previous layers and stories of a space live on and at the same time fill the requirements for the new story that will take place” so she kept the old atmosphere but adding the new requirements and letting the difference between them be obvious.

The apartment is only 36 square metres so Matz’s goal was to fit everything into a very compact space. The solution was to have a single structure with the bedroom in one side and the kitchen in the other.

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The bed is raised, as usually in this kind of apartments (see apartment by INT2 architecture), so it is is perceived as different space and it gets more storage capacity. The kitchen area and the bedroom are separated by glass.

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The living room space is almost as it was found.

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The shower room cladded with green tiles is separated from the rest of the bathroom.

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Wooden floor was used in the whole flat and was painted white in the kitchen.

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photos by  ©Karin Matz

+ info: http://www.karinmatz.se

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