Middle Hunt House Bridge, Herefordshire

A full architectural experience in just a few square metres

Michael Crowley's bridge connects the farmhouse with a studio in rural Herefordshire.
Michael Crowley's bridge connects the farmhouse with a studio in rural Herefordshire. Credit: Alex Ramsay
West Midlands RIBA Regional Award 2019
 
Michael Crowley Architect for private client  
Contract value: undisclosed
GIA: 5m²
 
This small bridge, connecting two farmyard buildings, is exquisitely crafted into its setting. The diagonal plan means that as you enter it from the house your first view is of the Black Mountains. The floor then lifts and widens slightly, with the walls and ceiling flexing to alter spatial perception and focus attention on different aspects as you move through or pause at the integrated bench. A full architectural experience in just a few square metres.
 
Regional Client of the Year
 
  • The Middle Hunt House Bridge twists and rises unexpectedly.
    The Middle Hunt House Bridge twists and rises unexpectedly. Credit: Alex Ramsay
  • Middle Hunt House Bridge provides a full architectural experience in just a few square metres.
    Middle Hunt House Bridge provides a full architectural experience in just a few square metres. Credit: Alex Ramsay
  • The timber underside.
    The timber underside. Credit: Alex Ramsay
  • The first view from the house is to the Black Mountains rather than the destination.
    The first view from the house is to the Black Mountains rather than the destination. Credit: Alex Ramsay
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