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Mark McMenamin -- Interior Design, 11/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
IKEA's flats may soon be as ubiquitous as its flat-pack furniture. BoKlok prefab housing, pioneered in Sweden by the company and the construction firm Skanska, is unveiling a first U.K. development, St. James Village in the northeastern city of Gateshead. Throngs of would-be BoKlokers descended on IKEA's Gateshead store to apply for the 60 town houses, which feature IKEA kitchens, sustainable building materials, solar panels, and low-energy heating.