Bridge House Demonstrates the Future of Home Building at WestEdge

17.5-Foot-Long, 102,439-Piece LEGO® Model Replicates Bridge House by Dan Brunn Architecture
WestEdge, October 18th-21st, Barker Hangar, Santa Monica
Dan Brunn, AIA, Interviewed at Convo by Design, October 20th at 2:30pm


Dan Brunn Architecture’s Bridge House will be on display at WestEdge in the form of a handcrafted LEGO® model created by Cornerstone Brick Designs. (Top L-R) Photos: Bruce B. Heller, Cornerstone Brick Designs; (Bottom) Rendering: Dan Brunn Architecture. Click here for high-resolution images.

LOS ANGELES: Dan Brunn Architecture will demonstrate the future of home building and design at the upcoming design show WestEdge, October 18th-21st. 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. Currently under construction in Los Angeles, Bridge House will be on display in the form of a handcrafted 17.5-foot-long, 102,439-piece LEGO® model made by Cornerstone Brick Designs.

During the show, Dan Brunn, AIA, will be interviewed by Josh Cooperman in a live taping of the Convo by Design podcast on Saturday, October 20th, at 2:30pm, in the WestEdge Programming Lounge.

Bridge House will act as a venue for social and educational events once completed in January 2019. 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 a modular, CNC-milled steel construction system based on a 5-foot-by-5-foot, post-and-beam grid to expedite on-site assembly, save costs, and offer other ecological benefits. With its rectilinear shape punctuated with generous glass doors and windows, Bridge House exists within the lineage of California midcentury modernism pioneered by such architectural greats as Pierre Koenig, FAIA, Richard Neutra, FAIA, and Craig Ellwood.

The monumental LEGO model replicates the architecture and interiors of Bridge House—from its panoramic windows to rooftop solar panels to interior garden wall.

To deliver his noted clean, streamlined, and functional home solutions, Brunn carefully selected a roster of leading brands for their state-of-the-art, innovative products. The Bridge House sponsors include: Aero Shade Company, Aquor Water Systems, AromaTech, Aster Cucine, Atlas Concorde, Baldwin Hardware, Benjamin Moore Paint, BONE Structure, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, Bosch home appliances, Bosch Security and Safety Systems, Bosch Thermotechnology, Caesarstone, Cantoni, Clopay, Concrete Collaborative, Dornbracht, Duravit, Dwell, Eaton Halo, Eaton Neo-Ray, Eero, Elite Building Materials, EQ3, Esthec Terrace USA, EZ Concept, Habitat Horticulture, Hearth Product Controls, Hunter Industries, Hydrazzo/Aquavations, Infinity Drain, JEE-O by Purificare, Lanai Construction, Legrand, LiftMaster, Lynx Grills, Madera, Modaa Construction, Montigo, Mosa, Mr. Steam, OneButton, Pentair, Porcelanosa, Quatreau, Real Cedar, Savant, Segal Shuart Landscape Architects, Signature Hardware, SimpleHuman, Somfy, Stickbulb, SunPower, Tamlyn, Texstōn Architectural Surfaces, Western Window Systems, XtremeInterior, and Yamaha.

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.