A couple of projects, picking up on the recent post ‘A River Runs Through It‘, feature a pair of amazing buildings spanning waterways. I guess the spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright is alive and well in architecture.
The first via Arch Daily, is Bridge House, a design in Adelaide, Australia by Max Pritchard Architect. This modern slice of living is delicately placed to span a small creek, touching down lightly on either side to minimize impacts.
The house has a bunch of green features, as well as a pretty nice pricetag: “A bend in the winter creek that divides the property, creates a billabong (a deep waterhole) bounded by a high rocky bank. A house was required that would allow appreciation of the site without spoiling its beauty, but at a budget comparable with a “prefabricated” dwelling or an “off the plan” developers design (approximately (A$220,000).”
Some photos of the result, (copyright Sam Noonan, via Arch Daily)
:: images via Arch Daily
The second project (via SpaceInvading) is aptly enough also named ‘Bridge House‘. This design in Marin County by Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects “…is fifteen acres of wooded grasslands with a ravine running through. The house, a continuous twenty-two-foot-wide two-story bar, bridges the ravine from east to west.”
:: images via SpaceInvading