Following the goal of creating the feel of a hotel suite, Studio Ett Hem created a small multifunctional entrance that also solves the limitations created by the sloping load-bearing wall. The wall, extending to one side of the space, includes a series of cabinet doors – some decorative, others functional. One group, however, leads to the apartment bathroom. On the right, there is an elegant but discreet kitchen on one side of the sleeping area, separated by a partition of wood and glass.
An efficient kitchen includes a refrigerator, two-burner stove, small sink, concealed microwave, and storage. “In small spaces, we are often afraid to create zones, but the distinction between functions and circulatory structure causes the space to expand counter-intuitively,” Pauline says. A wooden and glass partition defines the entrance and kitchen duplex area and separates it from the quieter part of the room, but its rounded shapes also soften this boundary. Since the spaces in small apartments often have to perform multiple functions, this dining area is placed under a window where natural light is also useful when it plays its other role, as an office.