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Country Estate / Roger Ferris + Partners

  • 01:00 - 12 November, 2012
Country Estate / Roger Ferris + Partners
Country Estate / Roger Ferris + Partners, © Paùl Rivera © Archphoto
© Paùl Rivera © Archphoto

© Paùl Rivera © Archphoto © Paùl Rivera © Archphoto © Paùl Rivera © Archphoto © Paùl Rivera © Archphoto +30

From the architect. The Wiley residence in New Canaan, Connecticut, designed by Philip Johnson in 1952–53, was purchased with the intention of restoring the residence and adding a new pool house, private gallery, and garage. The architect emphasized respecting the integrity of the property by carefully integrating new structures into the site so that they complement and defer to the original house.

© Paùl Rivera © Archphoto
© Paùl Rivera © Archphoto

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.

© Paùl Rivera © Archphoto
© Paùl Rivera © Archphoto

The minimalist art gallery was constructed on the foundation of a 19th-century barn and designed with a traditional gabled roof form (a portion of the lower level houses the site’s central mechanical plant). The Gallery’s solid black massing creates a contemporary backdrop for Johnson's transparent house.The interior is designed to be bright, simple, and clean, acting as backdrop for the art. All lighting is adjustable to best emphasize the art; ventilation is provided by linear diffusers integrated into nearly invisible reveals at the gable ends.

© Paùl Rivera © Archphoto
© Paùl Rivera © Archphoto

Locating the new pool house was challenging: it required consideration of the preexisting relationships of barn, pool, landscaping, and house. The design aligns the submerged pool house with an existing retaining wall: pool, pool house, barn, and residence form a new nucleus for the site. Acting as gatehouse, a new garage marks the entrance to the estate. The height of the new pool house and the garage follows the height set by the barn foundation walls and the base of the Wiley residence.

© Paùl Rivera © Archphoto
© Paùl Rivera © Archphoto

Roger Ferris is the founding principal of Roger Ferris + Partners and is responsible for directing the design and master planning work of the firm. Under his guidance, the firm has been the recipient of numerous national and regional design awards for institutional, commercial, and residential work, including twenty-nine AIA honor awards. A graduate and Loeb Fellow of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Mr. Ferris is an active member of the American Institute of Architects, the Royal Institute of British Architects, and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He has frequently served as a lecturer and design juror, most recently for the AIA chapter in Miami. He is designing the Paul Thek Gallery for Wilson’s Watermill Center.

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Courtesy of Roger Ferris + Partners
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3 Comments

Jasmin · March 13, 2014

It is the same for me. If you have any information about the WILEY HOUSE can you send me. Like plans sections materials that are used in buildin the house,

With all respect
Jasmin

j45min@outlook.com

Jasmin · March 13, 2014

It is the same for me. If you have any information about the WILEY HOUSE can you send me. LIke plans sections materials that are used in buildin the house,

With all respect
Jasmin
j45min@outlook.com

At?l Aggündüz · June 20, 2013

Hello,
I'm At?l from Istanbul, Turkey. I'm an architecture student in Istanbul Technical University anda next year I'm going to do erasmus in Berlin University of the Arts.
This year I have a final project about geometries in Architecture and I chose Philip Johnson's Wiley House for research and presentation.
But I can't find the plans and sections with all the detail. So, I even don't know anything about the structural system.
If do you have any plan and section about that, can you send me?
It might be .dwg, .jpeg or .pdf, doesn't matter for us.
I'll be so glad if you can help me.
I'm waiting for your answer

with all respect

At?l
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At?l Aggündüz
Istanbul Technical University Architecture Faculty / Architecture
Berlin University of the Arts / Architecture, Media and Design

Istanbul, Turkey
atilaggunduz@gmail.com
+905395949608

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