Woolen Mills House

A bridge as a place of transition, joining and separating while framing a view of the gardens beyond.

Winner of a Central Virginia American Institute of Architects Honor award and featured in Washington Post HOME. Published in several books, including Good Green Homes and 50 US Architects.

Designed around two Japanese concepts, ma, or spatial interval between two objects, and hashi, referring to bridge, this house is split in two parts with a bridge spanning over the entry court. The bridge is a place of transition and connectivity, both joining and separating the public and private spaces within the house while expanding the boundaries of the interior to the outdoors and framing a view of the Charlottesville, Virginia landscape.

  • Honor Award, Central Virginia AIA 2002