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Project Highlight: DWELL Bridge House

[fa icon="calendar"] 02/10/2020 / by Kaylee Beattie

Unconventional, innovative, and embodying the latest technology, the Bridge House located in Los Angeles, California is everything you’ve ever wanted from your dream home. With a stream running right through the center of the property, this project was a unique challenge for all those involved.

Project: Bridge House

Builder/Designer: Dan Brunn Architecture & MODAA Construction

Materials Used: 7/8" Corrugated Fence in A606 finish

Bridge House in LA

Opportunities Instead of Challenges

One of the biggest opportunities the designers and builders faced was integrating the surrounding environment of the building site with the home — mainly in regards to the stream flowing right through the center of the building site! The architectural team and building team collaborated together and designed the home to be built right over top of the stream. The Bridge House is a one-level home that spans 210 feet across the stream, and is located in Hancock Park, Los Angeles.

DWELL Bridge House with stream

BONE Structure Innovative Building

BONE Structure is a building process which uses industrialized inspiration to offer new builds design freedom, energy efficiency, and amazing precision. BONE Structure homes produce minimal on-site waste, are readily Net-Zero energy, and don’t require specialty tools to assemble. Choosing to use this building tactic helped the team make greener choices and get the job done in a timely manner.

The BONE Structure method uses a steel construction system, which provides many unique advantages over other prefab homes. This system allows for custom builds on challenging job sites, much like the Bridge House’s property. Their systems help homes and other buildings reach different LEED certifications. It also combines traditional post-and-beam structures with an integrated, energy efficient solution for the thermal envelope. Overall, using BONE Structure turned the Bridge House into a green, innovative job site that is a prime example for future builds looking to incorporate the latest technology.

BONE Structure building for the Bridge House

Bridger Steel Meets the Bridge House

Bridger Steel provided the Bridge House project with a ⅞” Corrugated fence in the weathered steel Truten™ A606 finish.

Weathering steel fence on Bridge House's property

By incorporating the rustic and natural looking weathering steel finish, Bridger Steel was able to put the final touches on this beautiful property. The unique look of weathering steel easily complemented the exterior colors chosen for the house and the surrounding environment. The fence will eventually transform color over time as it’s exposed to the weather and it will create an entirely new look.

Metal fencing was the optimal choice for the Bridge House because of its low maintenance, long-lasting nature, and durability. Our metal panels also contributed to the project's energy efficiency and green building efforts because Bridger Steel’s metal panels are 100% recyclable and reduce a home’s carbon footprint. Additionally, any waste that came from the installation of the metal fence is able to be recycled, even further qualifying the Bridge House for additional LEED certification points.


To learn more about the entire building process and other aspects of this construction, visit the DWELL site. Check out more Bridge House photos and the entire list of sponsors here.

If you want to add a strong, low-maintenance metal fence to your property, reach out to one of our product specialists today. We’ll help you find the perfect metal panel profile and the right color/finish for your property. If you want to learn more about the weathering steel finish, check out this blog.



Topics: Sustainability, modern, metal fencing, project highlight

Kaylee Beattie

Written by Kaylee Beattie