Stone town apartments

Redesign of two Stockholm apartments into four duplex rentals to create modern living spaces with revitalised historical character.

Project Facts

Location Stockholm, Sweden

Year 2020

Area 348 m²

The Site

Staren 6 was built between 1903–1906 in Stockholm’s “stone town” district known for classically influenced, turn of the century five-storey stone and brick buildings.  These commonly boulevard-lined neighbourhoods were erected in grid-style urban plan that has now come to characterise most European cities.

The building’s original architect Albert Sjösteen was employed at some of the then most influential architecture studios in Stockholm,  across the capital.

Interior

Our design proposal transforms the two apartments of the upper floor along with the building’s attic into four duplexes with a lofty 3.20 metre height.

To add volume, vibrancy and character, we are extending the apartments with street-facing dormers, in symmetry with the dormers of neighbouring buildings.

Exterior

As part of the refurbishment, all four apartments will be extended with courtyard-yard facing terraces and feature small street-facing dormers, similar to the dormers of the neighbouring buildings.