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Bridge House / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects

  • 01:00 - 5 August, 2009
Bridge House / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects
Bridge House / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects

Bridge House / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Bridge House / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Bridge House / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Bridge House / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects +23

From the architect. The site is fifteen acres of wooded grasslands with a ravine running through. The house bridges the ravine, spanning east to west.

The house is a continuous 22' wide two-story bar. A stair leads up to the entry court. The living areas are the upper level and have continuous glass walls which look north to the hill. The bedrooms below have continuous glass walls, which look south to the theater in the landscape.

From above and below two opposite experiences of the site are focussed, one broad and expansive, the other defined and closed.

Along the upper bridge are two open courts, one for the entry, the other connecting the main house to the pool and guest house. A deck links these courts on the north, and connects to paths that lead into the landscape with walks up the hill.

Walls and roof are clad in corten steel plate; viewed from above, the rusty bar bridges the golden grass slopes.

A blue pool branches off the bar and projects from the hill.

Cite: "Bridge House / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects" 05 Aug 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/30966/bridge-house-stanley-saitowitz-natoma-architects/>
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Nissan Cube España · April 12, 2011

Qué buena idea!! Un puente que sirve de casa o una casa que sirve de puente. :] http://bit.ly/lumVr ( via .@ArchDaily @barby_omodei )

Barby Omodei · April 12, 2011

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Rupesh Chaurasia · November 12, 2010

this is nothing but a very simple way to avoid contours of the site...
anyhow it looks awesome

Scottmft · August 22, 2009

Egregious overbuilding on a beautiful landscape.

CACHERO GRUESO · August 08, 2009

me importa un carajo lo que opinen los anteriores adscritos , con sus ínfulas de sabelotodos snobs, lo único que provocan es mucha gracia.
Respecto a la obra, me parece que tiene muchos aspectos por los cuales abordarlos.
Primero, pienso que el volúmen simple contrasta con el entorno natural, no obstante, esta cuasi contradicción se ve contrarrestada por la integración que experimentan los espacios internos al relacionarse visualmente con el paisaje.
La forma , específicamente, "el puente" tendría una doble apreciación, primero que a simple observación pareciera negar el terreno, pero este efecto es intrínseco a su composición ya que adscribe a su "cuerpo" la naturaleza haciéndola de una dependencia biunívoca.
Muy buena obra. Contrariamente a las actuales, grandes y pequeñas, que ostentan una gran deficiencia en cuanto a la estética (dígase composición armónica de elementos: planos, volúmenes, líneas, etc).

StructureHub Blog · August 07, 2009

Bond movie location? Perhaps, but hey, that's not really a bad thing anyway. I must say, too, that it is the most elegant/non-industrial application of cor-ten steel I've ever seen.

bvel005 · August 08, 2009 08:31 PM

you should look up the residence which Steven Holl did up this last year - it has perforated sheeting. really good job - not sure it is cor-ten though.

specialized · August 06, 2009

Probably Stanley's best work. Bravo!

german osorio · August 06, 2009

its just beautiful, massive ( metal panels )but still feels light, awesome piece of art and function this is what true architecture is all about!

Ill · August 06, 2009

I find it interesting how this house is perceived as volume. You can't say it is sitting IN the landscape. It is quite ambiguous

Yorik · August 06, 2009

I also find it really huge and maybe questionnable in several ways, but even so, the simple proportions and use of material is very good IMHO... If you think of it, if you, as an architect, receive a project from a rich magnate who wants to dominate the landscape, what do you do? Then, maybe this is not a bad answer...

patj · August 06, 2009

pretty cool, maybe the exterior finishes should be a bit softer to integrate into the landscape a bit more but overall i like it

Jonjon · August 06, 2009

I thought it looked like a school at first....

Nick Downes · August 06, 2009

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Hans M. · August 06, 2009

Looks really amazing. A masterpiece.. thank you.

jr · August 06, 2009

im not convinced with the white interiors..
nice one

Troy Lemieur · August 06, 2009

This looks like a house that a criminal mastermind would live in. This has secret underground base written all over it. Especially in the night shot. Minions patrolling around the yard and stuff? This is so great.

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