A Connection to Nature

Earlier this month, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) unveiled its top 10 jury-selected picks for the 2015 Housing Awards. Included among the recipients was architect Joeb Moore & Partners for Bridge House in rural Connecticut. The jury noted "There is simplicity as well as intimate connection with the natural environment."

The AIA Housing and Custom Residential Knowledge Community established this awards program to emphasize the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource. Writes the AIA: "The primary architectural goal of Bridge House's design team was to maintain his sense of connection to the natural rhythms and peace of the site. The home opens itself to the landscape and becomes a backdrop for the movement of wind through the meadow, shifting clouds, and changing light. The environment created by Bridge House blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior space and is as indebted to the site as to the building itself."

To see more images of this beautiful home and read more about it's design click here. More on all 10 winners of the 2015 AIA Housing Awards can be found here.