The House Whisperer


In Architects on 06/01/2012 at 23:37

I love good architecture and good ideas, but when the ideas are made invisible for not disturbing the landscape it is magical.

This sunken bridge in the small town of Halsteren in North Brabant in Holland was made to give access to pedestrians to a fort situated across a moat.Instead of building a bridge that would be hanging above the moat and obstruct the eye, the architects decided to part the water and have the bridge sunken and invisible. What a genius stroke and so typical dutch to play with water.

I love this picture of the strong man made landscape.

The sunken bridge is constructed out of Accoya, a highly technological wood that is supposedly  stronger then  most of the tropical hardwoods. It is treated with a non toxic anti fungal coating.

Designed by architecture group RO & AD


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