Roger Ferris and Partners is a renowned Architectural firm practicing architecture, interior design and master planning services for both private and public sectors. Since 1985 they have received some of the top Design and architecture awards recently in 2012 they received an AIA New England, a Merit Award, a Chicago Athenaeum, and an American Architecture Award.
Their design approach synthesizes creative imagination and rational logic. The design strategies that they employ are defined by a clear organizational methodology and are implemented through careful attention to human scale. In fact, practicing architecture and planning at a variety of scales in a multitude of project categories is not only a component of the firm’s root philosophy, it supports and advances their work.
Back in 2010 Roger Ferris and Partners restored and partially redesigned a mid-century estate located in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA.
The new additions include a swimming pool, a garage and a modern art gallery. According to the architects, “the concrete volumes of the pool house and garage were minimized by inserting them into the hillside. All new exterior and restoration materials were reviewed and selected on site to harmonize with the existing residence”.
The result is an architecturally diverse building, interesting to observe from a variety of standpoints.
The Art Gallery’s sober black creates an interesting backdrop for the transparent house initially envisioned by architect Philip Johnson in 1952: “The interior is designed to be bright, simple, and clean. All lighting is adjustable to best emphasize the art; ventilation is provided by linear diffusers integrated into nearly invisible reveals at the gable ends”.
The concrete volumes of the pool house and garage were minimized by inserting them into the hillside. All new exterior and restoration materials were reviewed and selected on site to harmonize with the existing residence.
Displaying a variety of materials and textures, this home in Connecticut is more than a shelter for a living space and an art gallery, it is a modern artistic work in itself.
This project is the perfect example how simple things can improve your lifestyle and the place where you live.
One of most recent project from this Architectural firm is the BAY HOUSE. This single-family residence located on Long Island “emphasizes sustainability, climate responsiveness, and the local culture of indoor/outdoor living while providing uninterrupted views of the Noyack Bay”.
In this project, the architects incorporated high-performance glazing and fixed aluminum louvers along with Internet-connected HVAC and lighting systems. Geothermal heat provides low-temperature radiant floor heating, while the wood siding and decking were certified sustainably grown.
Its really important to achieve this point of perfection in your work when the environment inspire the project, and it all came up to look so organic and almost natural.