News: BoKlok by Ikea

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Welcome to Ikeatown. A dream to some, a nightmare to others, it seems Ikea is now making apartment buildings. AT reader Susan pointed us to The Guardian’s article on Ikea’s BoKlok apartments.

The buildings aren’t far from coming all packed up in a box: the timber-framed designs are nearly entirely prefabricated. A two-storey building with three apartments on each floor can be put up in a single day. The apartments are small but have qualities like higher-than-average ceilings and large windows. These started in Sweden but are now available in Britain.