Entering this apartment in the heart of Gothenburg is like being a part of the journey of the complex brain of the designer Torsten Ottesjö. Considering the customer’s desire to optimize the space, Ottesjö has transformed this apartment into a multilevel home which looks like a cozy nest. It consists of two levels, a bedroom, a bathroom with a shower, a fully equipped kitchen, an office, a closet, a living room and a dining room, everything in a space of 17m2 x 3.6 m.
The apartment was built with volume capacity in mind, but it also offers a multitude of options for changes to create a space with different views from all angles. The sections are placed not only relative to another, but also in relation to a single view.
The way that each section twists and folds into a small space is truly amazing. Ottesjö created a living space where you do not understand the intellectual work, but you pass through it intuitively. The light that goes through the wood paneling on the walls creates a comfort and a lightness which have become a signature of Ottesjö’s unique style.
This project is bold and beautiful and it challenges us to consider living in a simple, smaller space which can still keep its unique style. Inexpensive materials and small living spaces make this apartment a good example of how we can create and live in more sustainable cities. Instead of building simple homes , the Ottesjö’s aim is to build not a simple home, though, but an apartment which as if hugs you and manages to calm your mind.