IKEA are designing apartments for people suffering from dementia

Swedish housing with IKEA

BoKlok, a company co-owned by IKEA and construction firm Skansa, are working on ‘flatpack’ homes for those living with dementia in Sweden.

A report published on bimstore states the six apartments built close to the Stockholm area will only require residents to pay what they can afford.

“BoKlok was designed the IKEA way: large volumes, low prices. Industrialized production and large volumes — in other words, repetition — cut prices and save time in planning.,” the company have said.

Under the business’ “left to live” model, a 25-year mortgage is calculated by taking into account the average salary of somebody in full-time work and deducting tax and monthly living costs to come up with an affordable figure so that ““a single parent can afford to buy and live in a newly built two-bedroom BoKlok apartment”.