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    Bright materials for a light bulb factory

    Luma Park, Hammarby Sjöstad, was home to the Luma light bulb factory for many years. The factory was one of the first functionalist industrial plants in Sweden and was constructed during the 1930s and 1940s.

    After decades of industrial manufacturing the premises were run down and in need of total sanitation when TEA was hired by Oscar Properties to re-design three of the buildings as modern residential homes.

    When design work commenced, TEA started from completely bare buildings with only the stairwells remaining. To transform the three old industrial buildings into modern residences, a vision was set to create a kind of loft feeling with high ceilings and light materials. Pillars and concrete beams were saved where possible to reconcile history with the present day.

    The work was carried out during 2008 – 2010 and resulted in 46 apartments in two of the building shells, varying in size from 1 to 5 rooms. In the third, eight three-storey homes were created, with terraces facing the water, making them one-of-a-kind in Hammarby Sjöstad.

    Stockholm, 2010.