March 28, 2018
Dwell on Design Booth Demonstrates the Future of Home Building
17.5-Foot-Long, 102,439-Piece LEGO® Model Replicates Bridge House, the 2018 Dwell Home
Indiegogo Campaign Launches To Support One-of-a-Kind LEGO Structure
Dwell on Design, April 5-7, 2018, at Los Angeles Convention Center
LOS ANGELES: Dan Brunn Architecture and BONE Structure will demonstrate the future of home building and design at the upcoming Dwell on Design, April 5-7, 2018. Exemplifying the architect’s minimalist aesthetic and dynamic spatial choreography of light and volume, Bridge House is conceived as a laboratory for contemporary building and living. The 2018 Dwell House, currently under construction, will be at booth #724 in the form of a handcrafted 17.5-foot-long, 102,439-piece LEGO® model made by Cornerstone Brick Designs. A crowd-funding campaign has been launched at Indiegogo.com (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lego-bridge-house-model-project-design-architecture) with perks including tours of the finished house and a LEGO home portrait.
The house—a partnership with Dwell magazine and several product manufacturers—will act as a venue for social and educational events once completed in summer 2018. The 4,500-square-foot, net-zero energy house literally bridges over a natural stream in Los Angeles’s Hancock Park neighborhood and exists in harmony with the natural environment. The 212-foot-long, 20-foot-wide, single-story, cedar-clad structure mediates a dramatic grade change of 20 feet with a running brook extending below the center of the house. The home is being built with BONE Structure’s modular, prefabricated steel construction system based on a 5-foot-by-5-foot, post-and-beam grid to expedite on-site assembly, save costs, and offer ecological benefits.
Centrally located on the Dwell on Design exhibit floor, the 20′ x 30′ Bridge House booth will be constructed using the same steel construction framework as Bridge House to demonstrate the efficiency of this building technology. The monumental LEGO model replicates the architecture and interiors of Bridge House—from its panoramic windows to rooftop solar panels to interior furnishings. The model will sit on a custom-designed base to emulate the brook flowing underneath the house. Booth visitors will have an opportunity to enter to win miniature LEGO Bridge Houses several times during the show.
Dan Brunn, AIA, Principal of Dan Brunn Architecture, will talk about the innovative design behind Bridge House in two panel discussions during Dwell on Design: “Made in the City: Digital Manufacturing in L.A.” on Thursday, April 5th, from 10:30am to 11:30am; “Designing the New Dwell Home” on Saturday, April 7th, from 1:15pm to 2:15pm. Brunn, BONE Structure’s CEO Marc Bovet, Cornerstone artists Bruce B. Heller and Aaron Newman, and MODAA Construction’s Rosie Abramyan will be on hand at the booth to answer questions.
Dan Brunn Architecture and BONE Structure are sponsors of Dwell on Design Los Angeles. Bridge House has been made possible by Dan Brunn Architecture, BONE Structure, and MODAA Construction. Other project affiliates/sponsors include: Aero Shade Company, Atlas Concorde, Bosch, Caesarstone, Concrete Collaborative, Dorn Bracht, Duravit, Dwell, Effigibi, Elite Building Materials, Eaton, Eero, Infinity Drain, Legrand, Madera, One Button, Real Cedar, Savant, Somfy, Stickbulb, SunPower, and Western Window Systems.
About Dan Brunn Architecture
Los Angeles-based Dan Brunn Architecture, founded in 2005 by Dan Brunn, AIA, develops commercial and residential projects worldwide. Brunn utilizes provocative spatial choreography to harmonize light with volume. Inspired by the Bauhaus architecture of his native Tel Aviv, he reinterprets Modernist principles in minimalist designs for living, shopping, and dining. Brunn’s portfolio includes furniture design that addresses the needs of living room, bedroom, and bath with highly functional, sophisticated, and streamlined solutions. www.danbrunn.com
About BONE Structure
Founded in 2005 by President Marc A. Bovet in Laval, Quebec, Canada, out of a frustrating personal construction experience, BONE Structure has patented, in 42 countries, a technology that combines aesthetics, flexibility, efficiency, and respect for the environment. It specializes in the design, development, and commercialization of technologies for residential construction. www.BONEstructure.ca