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Country Estate by Roger Ferris + Partners

  • At the first mention of New Canaan, Connecticut, architecture enthusiasts ought to recall Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass House. Wiley residence is another one of Johnson’s works in New Canaan, though this particular house has recently become the subject of a new renovation. Roger Ferris + Partners have added a pool house, minimalist art gallery, and garage to the property such that the extension components were erected in humble and respectful deference to the original. The existing elevation lines of the Wiley residence were used as metrics for form and height in the design of each of the new structures,. The black façade of the gallery is an opaque shadow to the characteristic use of glazing in Johnson’s work, and is built on the foundation of a 19th-century barn. The white interiors and use of adjustable lighting within the art gallery seem to be Ferris’s own interpretation and tribute to Johnson’s painting gallery of the Glass House.

  • via – Photographs, Paùl Rivera © Archphoto

    Kimberly ABOUT KIMBERLY LI - Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion. She delights in various design projects, featured on her website "unkliched".
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