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February 3, 2014
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.
Beach house in Puna, Hawaii

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.

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Originally appeared in Lava Flow 4, The Big Island
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Footbridge in Atlanta

A footbridge connects this house on a sloped creekside site in central Atlanta with the street. Photo by Gregory Miller.

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Originally appeared in An Affordable Modern Home in Atlanta
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Footbridge in Venice, California

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.

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Footbridge in Phoenix, Arizona

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.

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Footbridge in Potomac, Maryland

A stream runs under the orange entry bridge of this custom home in Potomac, Maryland, built by Potomac Valley Builders Photo by James Ray Spahn.

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Originally appeared in Rill Architects' Retreat in the Woods
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Footbridge in San Francisco

A frosted-glass bridge connects an addition, sheathed in Cor-Ten steel panels, to a 1950s structure (right) in San Francisco. Photo by Robert Schlatter.

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Originally appeared in Highway Hideaway
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Footbridge in Raleigh, North Carolina

Entering this house in Raleigh, North Carolina, means crossing a footbridge that adjoins a balcony foyer.

Originally appeared in Triangle House Tours
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Beach house in Puna, Hawaii

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.

Photo by Linny Morris.

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