* Residential Architecture: Country Estate by Roger Ferris + Partners
Posted by the editors on Thursday, 15 November 2012
Residential Architecture: Country Estate by Roger Ferris + Partners: “..Roger Ferris + Partners designed a country estate in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA..This project expands the program of the original Wiley house, a mid-century modern residence by Philip Johnson, to integrate new structures into the spectacular setting of the house with a design rooted in respectful contextual response and a commitment to conservation strategies. The new art gallery, pool house and garage reinforce the architectural clarity of the original glass house. The art gallery, a reconstructed 19th century barn offers a solid black contemporary counterpoint to Johnson’s transparent house. The pool house and garage are both set into the hillside with a single exposed wall recalling the plinth of the original house..” Extensive glazing, of course, and abundant natural light and nature views; very interesting additions to an original home by the great Philip Johnson..
image: Paùl Rivera – Archphoto; article: Contemporist