These three homes were designed by Waldemarson Berglund Arkitekter, and they are unlike anything we have ever seen. Because of the terrain, the homes could not stand as regular single family homes, or at least they couldn’t without a significant boost in construction cost. Another reason for the unique shape is that the site probably has a height restriction, and in order to get the amount of space provided by these homes, this was the only way to lay them out.
From Waldemarson Berglund Arkitekter:
“A connection axis extends along the building’s long side, divided in four generously-sized sets of stairs. This space allows a view of the whole house from the entrance to the opposite end. Height difference between the highest and lowest point is 31 stairs, as in any other 1 ½ story house with two staircases. The difference, though, is that these buildings have 5 individual levels. The upper floors shelter the hall, two bedrooms, bathroom and sauna, and the two bottom levels accommodate the kitchen and the living room, with a terrace facing south.”
This design is great for a number of reasons. One, the simple exterior, with the wood siding, complements the surrounding environment perfectly. And two, how many homes have you been in that have five different floors and only 31 stairs? Pretty cool.
Inside the homes, the whole layout is open concept, with floor-to-ceiling windows, a single staircase running down the side, and cozy living areas.
What do you think of these slanted homes?