January 6, 2019 | Architecture
Bridge House by LLAMA urban design
Bridge House is a modern house located on a ravine. It has a minimal impact on the surrounding area, designed by LLAMA urban design, a multidisciplinary design studio in Lima which seeks to combine both design and urban interest within a single discourse.
This bridge house is unique not only because someone walks through the house is crossing the ravine, but also when heading down to the waterfront, underneath the house, as one would cross a portico that heightens the monumental scale of the landscape.
The house hangs from an inverted V-shaped glulam structure that also supports the exterior stairs, connecting the interior social area with the roof deck. In addition, the ensemble produces a sense of lightness that frames the landscape from the interior, allowing the exterior to cross through the house.
It has a carefully crafted wooden finish using only local woods. Thus, it produces a contrast that resonates with the surrounding landscape. The exterior is clad in unstained cedar siding that runs horizontally. It emphasizes the directionality of the volume on the site. The interior is clad in large panels of maple plywood, acting as a backdrop or projection screen to the subtle movements of nature. The play of light and shadow created by the movement of the trees is complemented by the lapping sound of small waves on the beach.
Photo: A-Frame studio/ Ben Rahn