The Bridge-Box spanned a small stream and was entered from either side. The box was nine feet square by six feet wide. It contained two rooftop banquettes and a ladder-back chair from which a waterfall was revealed.
The Bridge-Box was one of four projects, which together comprised a pastoral building quartet (1983-87). All are no longer extant. Each building was concerned with a specific pair of building archetypes, a specific pair of human activities, and a specific relationship to the earth. As a group, the buildings were unified by their wood construction, their rural setting, and an overall seasonal theme. The quartet buildings were situated on various secluded New England sites. They were open to all who found them. Fabrication was done by the architect with friends and was funded, in part, by a grant from the Graham Foundation.
Keywords: United States, Vermont, Litchfield County, Norfolk, wood construction, bridge, box, residential structure, housing, houses, small building. Submitted by Michael Cadwell for ARCH 626.