Swedish triangle house | Edgy interior design | Swedish design | House tour

Swedish triangle house | Edgy interior design | Swedish design | House tour


A small town not far from Sweden’s capital,
Stockholm. This is the spot Jakob Bruntse and Johan Holmgren
chose for their weekend home. The house is a real eye catcher. “Hello and welcome to Villa Delta!” The couple spend the weekends at the ‘Villa
Delta’ with their daughter, Ellen. It’s a huge triangle made of wood and glass. But why exactly did they choose this design? “Well, it came naturally from the architect
who saw the ground, who saw the place. And he found out that there is actually a
triangular plateau to put the house on. So he decided if we should get the size of
a house that we wanted he had to make it triangular. That’s how we ended up with a triangular house.” Unusual architectural ideas always present
a pressing challenge: How to make them work in real life. A weekend house has to be comfortable. So, is the Villa Delta what they were hoping
for? “It’s a lot better actually. I could never imagine a room with that much
light, with this closeness to nature, with this feeling of being inside and being one
with nature while being inside. I could never have imagined a room like this.” This spacious room forms the heart of the
120-square-meter house. Only one side is a proper wall, the other
two sides are glass – an interior design challenge. “First of all you don’t have to hang any pictures
here because you have nature. Nature is the picture here. And second: You want to put your furniture
so you can see nature. So it came natural to put the furniture facing
nature, facing the walls. Which is something you wouldn’t do in a house
with locked walls.” The only thing missing was space for shelves
and closets. So the Delta’s architect turned a wall into
a built-in storage unit. “Actually we have more storage space than
we have things. Which is an awkward thing to find out when
we moved in. We don’t even have enough stuff to fill it. We have some empty spaces actually.” Villa Delta is triangular inside and out,
like the large kitchen island, made of a high-gloss synthetic. ((00.28)) And why the name, Delta? There’s more than one reason. “Well, Delta is of course the greek sign or
the greek alphabet for the triangle. But it is also a flirt from the architect
with me and my interest in aviation. So it is Delta after Delta Airlines. And now everybody is calling it the Delta
house because of the shape and because they know me and my story. So that is nice. It gives the house a little bit more of an
attitude.” Johan Holmgren’s interest in flight is reflected
not only by naming the house after an American airline company, but also in the very special
shape of one of the home’s two terraces. “There are no rectangulars here. So we needed a triangular shaped terrace to
make it fit with the house. Than I immediatly came to think about the
Concorde’s classic delta wing. I mean that is such an iconic shape. So I asked the architect if they could make
the exact same angles. So we did it. So it is good to be able to give back to your
childhood dreams a bit.” Villa Delta fulfills Johan Holmgren and Jakob
Bruntse dream of a perfect weekend get away.

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