Project: Bridge House
Architect: 123DV Modern Villas
Location: Achterhoek, Netherlands
The Bridge House straddles two different, but not opposite aspects of architectural design: first, the making and framing of space, with special attention given over to the form of the enclosing volume, and two, the handling, even sculpting of land to accommodate architectonic concerns and aesthetics. Or, to be short about it, the house deals with both architecture and landscape architecture. There, that's better. The surrounding site was tailored to set the thematic conditions for the architecture, with lanes of oak trees, and fields of wildflowers lining the main path that leads to the house. The top soil of the immediate grounds was removed and reused to constructed a pair of small hillocks, on which a low-slung, metallic wedge sits. The hills contain the cellar, and thus recreate a typical Dutch "terp" dwelling. The house itself is nearly all windows, with linear panoramas encompassing the central living spaces. Read more about this project in the Architizer database.
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