17 / Torsten Ottesjö

first_img Projects Year:  2013 Save this picture!© David RelanText description provided by the architects. Walking into this apartment in the heart of Gothenburg is penetrating a very complex and whimsical brain: that of designer Torsten Ottesjö. Borne out of the client’s desire to optimize space, Ottesjö together with Lars Isestig has transformed this apartment into an intricate, multi-leveled nest, comprised of two stairways, a bedroom, a bathroom with shower, a fully-equipped kitchen, an office, a closet, a living room/guest bedroom and dining area—all within a mere 17m2 x 3,6m. Save this picture!© David RelanRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – 20MMCompositesULMA Architectural SolutionsPolymer Concrete Facade in Vertical Slat HomeThe apartment was built both in consideration of utilising the volume of the apartment to its capacity, but also to offer a multitude of shifts within perspective, which creates a different space and view from all the possible angles. The sections are therefore positioned not only in respect to each other but also to the sole window. Save this picture!© David RelanThe way each section contorts and folds into such a small space is mind-boggling…and that is exactly the point. Ottesjö deliberately creates complex living playgrounds which destabilize the mind: one doesn’t understand his work intellectually, one moves through it intuitively. Save this picture!© David RelanIn such a way, the designer “lets the environment take care of people and not the other way around”. The intricacy of each form combined with the simplicity of the materials expand the space (and the imagination) rather than condensing it. The light that seeps in between the walls’ wood panels creates a coziness and an airiness that have become a signature of Ottesjö’s style, making heavy materials light, and small spaces vast. Save this picture!© David RelanThis creation is also a bold and beautiful plea for living in a simpler, more resource-conscious way. By creating small livable places with local inexpensive materials, this apartment serves as a powerful example of how we can create more sustainable cities. Rather than building simple housing units however, Ottesjö’s aim is above all to “build apartments that hug you”, and this, perhaps more than anything else, is what he accomplishes here. Save this picture!IllustrationProject gallerySee allShow lessIf Skyscrapers Predict Crises, What Do “Donuts” Tell Us?Architecture NewsHouse at Akatsuka / atelier HAKO architectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Gothenburg, SwedenLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: Torsten Ottesjö Area Area of this architecture project photographs:  David RelanPhotographs:  David Relan+ 18 Share 17 / Torsten OttesjöSave this projectSave17 / Torsten OttesjöSave this picture!© David RelanApartments, Apartment Interiors•Gothenburg, Sweden CopyText:Celine KuklowskyIllustration:Lars IsestigCity:GothenburgCountry:SwedenMore SpecsLess Specs 2013 Photographs 17 / Torsten Ottesjö “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/434506/17-torsten-ottesjo Clipboard ArchDaily Area:  17 m² Area:  17 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/434506/17-torsten-ottesjo Clipboard Year:  Sweden CopyAbout this officeTorsten OttesjöOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsGothenburgInteriorsResidentialSwedenPublished on October 05, 2013Cite: “17 / Torsten Ottesjö” 05 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img

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