Bridge House in Adelaide, Australia by Max Pritchard Architect

Bridge House in Adelaide, Australia by Max Pritchard Architect

The Bridge House was completed in 2008 by the Australian studio Max Pritchard Architect. This unique home and office is suspended above a meandering creek in Adelaide, Australia.

Bridge House in Adelaide, Australia by Max Pritchard Architect

Bridge House in Adelaide, Australia by Max Pritchard Architect

Bridge House in Adelaide, Australia by Max Pritchard Architect

Bridge House in Adelaide, Australia by Max Pritchard Architect

Bridge House in Adelaide, Australia by Max Pritchard Architect

Bridge House in Adelaide, Australia by Max Pritchard Architect

Bridge House in Adelaide, Australia by Max Pritchard Architect

Bridge House in Adelaide, Australia by Max Pritchard Architect

Bridge House in Adelaide, Australia by Max Pritchard Architect

Living Space, Balcony, Bridge House in Adelaide, Australia by Max Pritchard Architect

Kitchen, Living Space, Bridge House in Adelaide, Australia by Max Pritchard Architect

Floor Plan, Bridge House in Adelaide, Australia by Max Pritchard Architect

Site Plan, Bridge House in Adelaide, Australia by Max Pritchard Architect

Diagram, Bridge House in Adelaide, Australia by Max Pritchard Architect

Bridge House in Adelaide, Australia by Max Pritchard Architect:

“An idyllic site of winter creek, billabong, large river red gums, dense wattles and rocky banks called for a house that would “touch the earth lightly”. The solution, a narrow bridge like structure spanning the creek providing the experience of living amongst the trees in an almost untouched beautiful setting.

Winter sun through the north facing windows heats the black concrete floor for re-radiation at night. A wood combustion heater supplements the natural passive heating. Double glazing to the living area helps retain the heat. Perforated steel louvres shade the north windows in summer. The narrow plan form allows cross ventilation and is combined with ceiling fans to provide sufficient cooling for summer comfort. Solar hot water heating and photovoltaic cells positioned on the garage roof compliment the sustainable character of the house.”

Photos By: Sam Noonan

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