September 19, 2021

Bridging Boyd by Jolson Architecture Interiors

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Bridging Boyd is a family residence designed by Jolson Architecture Interiors. This home is defined by a contemporary outlook and attention to detail that is contextual and considered. Consists of a variety of structures, surface, space, materiality, and textures that create new ways to engage with this iconic building.

Originally the original Richardson House was designed between 1953 & 1955 by Robin Boyd during his partnership with Grounds and Romberg. Boyd allowed site boundaries to be the catalyst for extraordinary design solutions. This house celebrates its contextual location, and the concept hangs in the landscape above the riverbed.

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The focus now is on creating a new dialogue with this iconic building, but still using Boyd’s original principles as an incentive to celebrate what some renovations have lost or thrown away. Architect deliberately chose not rehabilitate vision Boyd 1955, but was inspired by it. Architects also wanted to use bold geometry to define interior and exterior spaces. By using tangents to the circles, they create ‘brief encounters’ between past and present architectural concepts. They want each new space to celebrate the threshold of the constructed form and its relationship to the landscape in this unique location.

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The most important thing in design is maintaining clarity in our thinking and ensure that there is accuracy in synthesizing space, structure, and surface. The architect feels indebted to Boyd for honoring his work covering geometry with the intention of a simple and clear design that embraces landscapes at all times.

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photography: Lucas Allen

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