Compact living


In the midst of accommodation shortage in student cities, the architectural firm Tengbom has come up with a compact living prototype. Similar endeavours have been undertaken before but this is the smartest one yet. And the smallest.

There is an acute lack of student accommodation in Sweden's larger student cities. Every autumn, tents are erected in Lundagård Park in Lund to house homeless students for a number of weeks while the accommodation issue is sorted out. The architectural firm Tengbom has, as a result, taken up the challenge to make maximum use of the living space yet keep costs down in this 10 square metre student hut. The compact living space still has room for a sleeping loft, kitchen, bathroom and even a tiny little vegetable patch on the veranda.
Tengbom has of course also taken the environment into consideration. Most of the interior is made of wood. Not just the outer walls but even the shelves and fixed fittings.
Who said that life as student was not glamorous?