The assemblage of objects that make up the interior span styles and decades; their historical legacy intrinsically links the studio with the emerging character of the new city. Objects that have been locally sourced or donated by residents, such as furniture and housewares, have been retrofitted with new elements to alter or improve their functionality.
The idea was not to have this flashy, luxury studio which wouldn’t suit the project – or us.Monica von Schmalensee, CEO, White
Unlike most architecture studios, Ett Arkitekt Kontor belongs to the people of Kiruna, not the design team; if the users need new drawers, they can go to Kirunaportalen, pick some up and screw them to the wall. As such, the interiors and display have evolved – and will continue to evolve – to serve the needs of these residents as they plan their new home.
The central workplace desk is one surface that people can use for different activities. Someone can be standing drawing, another sitting and working on a computer. If more people need to use the office, people can squeeze up to make room.