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The airport control tower is now a chic, minimalistic apartment space.
Watch the workings of the runway from above.
This Stockholm air traffic control tower is now a luxury apartment
(10/Jul/2017)

Spending the night at an airport isn't usually an aspirational sleeping arrangement.

That was before someone transformed the original flight control tower at Stockholm Arlanda Airport into a luxury apartment.
 
The disused tower is now home to a spacious, bright space complete with panoramic views of the runways below.
 
1960s chic
 
Arlanda has partnered with vacation rental company HomeAway and Swedavia to reinvent the 80-meter-high tower as a destination that'll appeal to aviation geeks, design freaks -- pretty much everyone else.
 
Swedish multimedia artist Cilla Ramnek is the brains behind the aparment's Scandi-cool, minimalistic look.
 
Ramnek has designed a 1960s gray-scale color scheme. The chic design is complemented by pops of color and blue skies glimpsed through the floor to ceiling windows.
 
"This is by far among the most fun environment I have ever worked with," says Ramnek. "I am inspired by the place itself with its special conditions and then the furnishing comes naturally."
 
Most of the products incorporated into the apartment are available for purchase inside Arlanda.
 

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