July 16, 2016
Western Window Systems is partnering with renowned architect Dan Brunn and Dwell magazine on the Bridge House, one of the Los Angeles-based designer's latest head-turning projects.
Construction on the custom home launched in June in Hancock Park, an affluent neighborhood near central Los Angeles. Normally the bastion of historical residences built in the 1920s and 1930s, the Bridge House will stand out in the area for its contemporary design and latest in "smart home" technology, including modern structural engineering, appliances, lighting, furnishings, and doors and windows. The Bridge House will be built over one of the many creeks for which the Hancock Park area is known.
"This was an amazing opportunity to partner with Dan Brunn on an exceptionally beautiful design," says Andrew Darr, Western Window Systems' vice president of custom sales. "His attention to detail and modern aesthetic make this a very, very exciting project to be part of."
The focus of Brunn and his L.A.-based firm, DBA, is clean Modernism and architectural designs that interact with the environment. Brunn is known for his ability to infuse natural light into his designs, which is where Western Window Systems enters the picture.
Western Window Systems will showcase several of its products in the Bridge House, including its popular Series 600 Multi-Slide Door. The Series 600 features large rolling glass panels that stack or slide into pockets for extra wide openings that eliminate the barrier between indoors and out. Also to be included in the home are the Series 900 Hinged Door and the Series 980 Pivot Door. Finally, every window in the house will come from Western Window Systems' Series 670 window line, in casement, awning, and fixed styles.
All the Western Window Systems products in the house, with the exception of the pivot door, are made with energy-efficient thermally broken aluminum. Each will have a satin anodized finish.
Also partnering with Brunn is Dwell. The modern design magazine has a history of working with architects on creating idea homes, renovations, prefabs, and custom homes around the world. Most recently, Dwell and Western Window Systems joined forces on the 2016 Monogram Modern Home, a traveling prefab home outfitted with luxury products.