Chokladfabriken

Chokladfabriken, located at the corner of Fridhemsgatan and Industrigatan, consists of two buildings – an older industrial part dating from the 1920s and a newer building dating from the 1970s. With tremendous passion, Oscar Properties have developed, renovated and modernised the buildings based on their respective strengths. The façades and exterior expressions differ, but inside, the apartments are homogeneous in choice of materials, layout solutions and styling details. The building is in an elevated location, midway between the peace of Karlsbergskanalen and the buzz of Kungsholmen. Chokladfabriken marries function with aesthetics – robust industrial architecture meets contemporary solutions and materials. The end result is a living building, full of light. The buildings were originally a chocolate factory. Chocolate company Choklad-Thule was formed in 1910 and the factory itself was completed in the late 1920s. The building was sold in the 1970s and converted into offices. Choklad-Thule was famous for its best-selling chocolate drops and pastilles. In 1969, the company was acquired by Cloetta. And today, 45 years later, Chokladfabriken is ready to write a new chapter in its history – this time as housing.Chokladfabriken is a typical 1920s factory with large mullioned windows and high ceilings. A solid and substantial building in an architectural style that has simply become stronger and better over the decades. Many of the qualities contemporary architecture continuously strives to achieve can be found in this sturdy industrial building. This was a great opportunity to create really practical modern homes with a tremendous feel, to say the least. Both the newer and older parts of Chokladfabriken are blessed with plenty of natural light. The old manufacturing building has large mullioned windows while the new part has been given glazed-in courtyards and terraces. A solution that not only permits generous swathes of light but also adds character. You can see into your own home in many of the apartments: from the bedroom and into the kitchen and living room. In the old industrial building, the original roof beams have been exposed and carefully restored and polished. To enhance the older industrial character, the atmospheric lighting is integrated to illuminate the ceiling span. All apartments – in both the old and new part – have pale ash, wide-plank wooden flooring that reflects the light. Dividing the apartments into social and private areas felt a natural solution. The bedroom features on site built wardrobes to keep clothes neat and tidy and gadgetry if you want to present the space to friends and visitors. The development has aimed to refine and reinforce the industrial heritage of the site and give it a modern and elegant twist. The freestanding kitchen is inspired by restaurant kitchens. A large worktop, integrated splashback and open shelving, all in stainless steel, reinforces the feeling that this really is a kitchen for passionate cooks and socialising. By the same token, we have deliberately eschewed wall hung cabinets. Chokladfabriken has specially made high units for storage instead. Handles and other details are made of tactile materials that are in tune with the industrial elegance. Bathrooms in Chokladfabriken are modern and minimalist, designed with its industrial heritage in mind – but with plenty of warmth and modern elegance. To this end, the bathrooms are fully tilled in mosaic from floor to ceiling. Add in a well-designed commode with American walnut legs and a specially designed mirror in polished aluminium. The bathrooms in Chokladfabriken will satisfy both your practical and emotional needs.

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