Roger Ferris and Partners is a renowned Architectural firm practicing architecture, interior design and master planning services for both private and public sectors.
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.
Recently Roger Ferris and Partnersrestored 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”.
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.