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Swedish 1950s town planning: Window between kitchen and bathroom

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Workers’ dream or modernist nightmare? Vllingby in northern Stockholm was the blueprint for the so-called ABC town, which was “closely related to the social democratic idea of an ideal city and social environment.”

Qultures takes a look at the thinking behind this monument to political town planning.

The apartments have many features that cater for the modern family of the 1950s. For instance the mother could prepare food in the kitchen while keeping an eye out on her children in the bathtub. How? Through a window in the kitchen that looks into the bathroom.

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