Footbridges can join an older structures to a new additions, or close a gulf between a house and the street. And when good design is part of the mix, they can add a decorative touch. Following this post from September, here are seven more modern footbridges from Dwell's archives.
A bridge leads from street level to the upper floor of Mike Kurokawa and Paul Fishman's house, which is situated in a natural depression, or kipuka, in Puna Beach Palisades, Hawaii. Photo by Linny Morris.
The plantings on this footbridge, which connects the guest pavilion to the master bedroom and media room pavilion in this house in Venice, California, will eventually grow in to create a privacy screen. Photo by Coral von Zumwalt.
The plan for this house in Phoenix, Arizona, was simple: Two rectangles are connected by a bridge that traverses a desert wash. The effect of the light shining into the glass-walled living room is what first attracted Sette and Shikany to the house. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.