The Bridge House by Aniket Bhagwat
The site for this weekend house in Baroda, India is adjacent to a stream that floods regularly. The landscape thus, gives both the stream and the house space for their occupation and mediates the terrain in between. The Bridge House, designed by Ahmedabad-based architect Aniket Bhagwat, is sited on two existing hillocks and connected with a bridge that becomes an extremely visible design element. The immediate manicured landscape and the larger landscape mingle below this bridge. The two natures are also echoes in the two water bodies on either side of the bridge; the pool and the lake.