Collection by William Lamb

Design Detail: More Modern Bridges


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.

Mike Kurokawa and Paul Fishman set out for the beach from their house in the Puna region of Hawaii.
A bridge spans the home’s steep site for street access.
The plantings on this footbridge, which connects the guest pavilion to the master bedroom and media room pavilion in...
The plan for this house in Phoenix, Arizona, was simple: Two rectangles are connected by a bridge that traverses a...
A stream runs under the orange entry bridge of the custom home built by Potomac Valley Builders.
The frosted-glass bridge unites the original 1950s structure (right) to the new addition, which is sheathed in Cor-ten...
Designed by Frank Harmon this residence features deep roof overhangs shade the interior from high summer sun.