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Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal
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Bridge House in Los Angeles, California by BONE Structure

 
October 12th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: BONE Structure

Dan Brunn, AIA, Principal of Dan Brunn Architecture is designing a one-of-a kind “bridge house,” that will, literally, bridge over a stream. The 4,500-square-foot home will serve as a demonstration of innovative systems and forward-thinking processes. The design exemplifies Brunn’s signature minimalist aesthetic evident in dynamic spatial choreography of light and volume.

Image Courtesy © BONE Structure

  • Architects: BONE Structure
  • Project: Bridge House
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

Image Courtesy © BONE Structure

In partnership with Dwell, Dan Brunn Architecture is bringing a new kind of residence to Hancock Park in Los Angeles. When completed, Bridge House will stretch 200 feet across the grounds, straddling a brook in an architectural maneuver that gives the project its name. When principal Dan Brunn purchased the property, his initial plan had been to renovate the existing home. The seeds of Bridge House were sown, however, when he visited the Breakers in Newport, Rhode Island. Though the Italian Renaissance-style mansion that was the Vanderbilt family’s summer retreat is a far cry from the modern profile of Bridge House, it sparked an idea for Brunn.

Image Courtesy © BONE Structure

“I fell in love with the motor court and entry,” says Brunn. “Back at the site, I started with a motor court, and the bridge evolved because of the structure. I could go right over the river instead of biasing the whole house on one side.” The river forms a natural division for public and private spaces in the residence, marking the point where one circulation transitions into another: “Instead of a first floor and second floor, you think of it in terms of length.” During the construction phase, the contractor is using leftover pipe from a previous project and a covering of soil and wood from the site to fashion a temporary bridge for builders to cross.

Dan Brunn Architecture prides itself on the economy and efficiency of its designs, so the firm was eager to incorporate BONE Structure’s steel system in Bridge House. Combining classic post-and-beam structure with energy-efficient solutions, BONE Structure delivers a flexible, durable, and sustainable product. “Building construction technology is so far behind, and we haven’t really progressed,” says Brunn, “so we were excited by the prospect of not having waste.”

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