Los Angeles Bridge House by Dwell and Dan Brunn Architecture Nears Completion

With windows installed and exterior cladding in place, Dan Brunn Architecture’s Bridge House forges closer to completion in L.A.

A unique approach to a beautiful – but challenging – site, Bridge House is the innovative collaboration between Dan Brunn Architecture and Dwell that has been steadily taking shape in Los Angeles’ Hancock Park. The 210-foot-long, single-level home crosses directly over a stream which runs through the property. As the project comes to life, we’re continuing to track the progress on site as we excitedly watch the final stages of construction fall into place.

After the BONE Structure phase was complete, all of the openings were framed and ready for windows and doors. Shortly thereafter, the window package from Western Window Systems was delivered and installed on site. The windows and doors, facilitating the intimate connection with the environment, were critical to the design and experience of the home.

Several Western Window Systems products brought this vision to life. One of the standouts, created specifically for the project, was a Series 980 Double Pivot Door. The side-by-side configuration and sheer size of the panels make an immediate impact upon entry. Each door is 9 feet tall and 10 feet wide, for an overall width spanning a dramatic 20 feet. This impressive assembly didn’t exist before it was dreamed up by Dan Brunn and the DBA team. “I imagined the door as a ‘hug’ to embrace and bring people into the home,” Brunn says.

The enormous Series 980 Double Pivot Door, seen on the left, dramatically welcomes guests into the home. The first of its kind, the double pivot door exemplifies how Western Window Systems rose to the challenge of bringing the DBA team’s vision to life.

The enormous Series 980 Double Pivot Door, seen on the left, dramatically welcomes guests into the home. The first of its kind, the double pivot door exemplifies how Western Window Systems rose to the challenge of bringing the DBA team’s vision to life.

Photo: Haley Heramb

The ability to customize was one of the biggest draws of Western Window Systems for Brunn and team. Beyond the one-of-a-kind entry door, the home also features Series 900 Hinged Doors, Series 600 Multi-Slide Doors, and Series 670 Windows, all in custom sizes.

Western Window Systems Series 600 Multi-Slide Doors allow seamless transition from the home’s terrace to the interior hallway.

Western Window Systems Series 600 Multi-Slide Doors allow seamless transition from the home’s terrace to the interior hallway.

Photo: Haley Heramb

The terrace, an open-air courtyard in the middle of the home, features large assemblies of Series 600 Multi-Slide Doors on two perpendicular walls.

The terrace, an open-air courtyard in the middle of the home, features large assemblies of Series 600 Multi-Slide Doors on two perpendicular walls.

Courtesy of Dan Brunn Architecture

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