View at the main (living room) level, from the bridge (from east).
A "hatchway" connects the living room vertically to a shallow spot in the stream via the stairs visible in the picture. The living room opens onto the terrace in the foreground from double doors on either side of the hatchway stairwell, those on the left are set back. The trellis above adds to the vertical theme of the hatchway. It is open to the sky, and also extends horizontally into the living room, two of the many suggestions of the continuity of inside and outside. Supports visible under the terrace (to the left of the stairs) were a temporary measure while repairs were made. Click here for another rather large photo taken before these supports were put in place (different from the alternate medium photo you may already have seen).
Original photo, taken by the webmaster.
Click here or on photo for a smaller (510x340 pixel) version.