Bridgehouse

Bridgehouse

Architect
Robert J. Neylan Architects
Location
Saugatuck, MI, USA | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Private Houses
Ashley Alvia Photography
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Shou-sugi-ban sidingNakamoto Forestry
RoofingFirestone Building Products EMEA
FurnitureDesign Within Reach
Interior LightingHalo Lighting
FaçadeHalquist Stone
FurnitureHerman Miller

Product Spec Sheet
Shou-sugi-ban siding
Furniture
Interior Lighting
Façade
Furniture

Bridgehouse

Robert J. Neylan Architects as Architects

Sited along Lake Michigan, the residence rises above the dunes and forests which enclose it on all sides to peer out above the natural landscape to the waters beyond. A suspension bridge like structure reaches out to the top of the dune to minimize the impact to the habitat. All trees and grasses are left intact to ensure the stability of the dunes and to maintain the natural setting.

photo_credit Ashley Alvia Photography
Ashley Alvia Photography
photo_credit Ashley Alvia Photography
Ashley Alvia Photography

The roofs rise up to bring the exterior into the living spaces affording the occupants with panoramic views of the shoreline and the inland woods. The materials and finishes create a uniform palette with the landscape emulating the muted tones of the beach.

photo_credit Ashley Alvia Photography
Ashley Alvia Photography
photo_credit Ashley Alvia Photography
Ashley Alvia Photography

The forested side reflects the texture of the woods with Japanese Shou Sugi Ban charred wood siding forming the mass in the interplay of solids and voids. Green roofs are used on all flat areas further bringing nature into the interiors while reducing the environmental footprint of the home.

 

Material Used:
1. Façade: Nakamoto Forestry shou-sugi-ban siding, Silbonit Cement Board Panels, and Halquist Stone
2. Flooring: White oak
3. Doors: High gloss paint solid core
4. Windows: Marvin contemporary series
5. Roofing: Firestone TPO, Pac clad standing seam, and green rooftiles.
6. Interior Lighting: Halo LED
7. Furniture: Herman Miller / Design Within Reach

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