Restoration work completes on sculpture gallery at Philip Johnson’s Glass House

The sculpture gallery designed by American architect Philip Johnson in the grounds of his iconic Glass House in Connecticut has been restored to its former glory. It took 10 months to finish work on the roof, structure and electrics of the building, which was completed by the late architect to house his growing sculpture collection

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Allee Architecture creates “humane and warm” modern house in Connecticut

This hillside dwelling in rural Connecticut by Allee Architecture features a copper roof and facades made of glass, cedar and teak (+ slideshow). The Bull Mountain Residence is located in Kent, a small village in western Connecticut. Situated on a steep slope, the home overlooks a patchwork of woods and agricultural fields. The client purchased More

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Five of the best houses in Connecticut on Dezeen

Connecticut is the focus of this week’s roundup of American houses, where our favourites include a bright red artist’s studio overlooking Long Island Sound and an affordable dwelling in New Haven designed by Yale architecture students (+ slideshow). Red Barn by Roger Ferris and Partners Roger Ferris + Partners has built an artist’s studio and More

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Toshiko Mori expands Marcel Breuer-designed residence with glazed addition

New York architect Toshiko Mori has renovated and extended a building originally designed by famed Modernist architect Marcel Breuer as a personal residence, connecting two structures with a glass-enclosed staircase (+ slideshow). The scope of Mori’s work consisted of updates to the home, completed by Breuer in 1951, as well as the addition of a new More

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Allee separates lakeside Connecticut house into two distinct volumes

Lush greenery tops one half of this three-bedroom residence on the shore of Connecticut’s Lake Wononscopomuc, which local studio Allee Architecture and Design created as two separate parts (+ slideshow). The stone and wood Wononscopomuc Residence in Lakeville is made up of a pair of principal volumes: a public “pavilion” for entertaining guests and a private “sleeping More

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Red Barn by Roger Ferris and Partners provides an artist’s retreat in Connecticut

New York-based firm Roger Ferris + Partners has built an artist’s studio and residence clad with bright red siding on a Connecticut estate (+ slideshow). The barn-shaped building near the coast was designed as a retreat for an artist based nearby. The structure’s geometry is reminiscent of vernacular rural New England architecture, but the studio contrasted More

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Louis Kahn building at Yale reopens following meticulous restoration

The Yale Center for British Art, designed by architect Louis Kahn, has reopened following a refurbishment that “sets a new standard for the stewardship of modern architecture” according to Robert AM Stern (+ slideshow). The restoration of the 1970s building was carried out in three phases spanning more than a decade and cost $33 million (£22.7 million), More

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Cedar-clad house by Yale students could serve as a model for affordable housing

Graduate students at the Yale School of Architecture have designed and built a contemporary family home in a low-income neighbourhood in New Haven, Connecticut (+ slideshow). The dwelling was completed as part of the school’s Jim Vlock Building Project, a programme established in 1967. The programme is focused on designing and constructing low-cost homes in economically […]

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“Grace Farms is a trophy building, not a light-on-the-land wilderness retreat”

Opinion: SANAA’s new river-inspired building in New Canaan may be beautiful, says Alexandra Lange, but it is still unclear whether its community-focussed programme will be useful to anyone. Grace Farms is beautiful. The centrepiece of the site is the sinuous 83,000-square-foot, $67 million building called The River, designed by SANAA and set on 80 acres of open space in tony, architecturally-exceptional New […]

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First images of SANAA-designed Grace Farms building in Connecticut revealed

The first official photographs of SANAA’s sinuous cultural centre at the Grace Farms nature reserve in Connecticut have been released ahead of its opening tomorrow (+ slideshow). Called The River, the 83,000-square-foot (7710 square metres) structure is a series of five pavilions linked by a curved roof, which descend a gently sloping hillside on a former farm site in New Canaan. […]

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SANAA completes river-inspired building at Grace Farms nature reserve

Japanese studio SANAA has completed a sinuous building of glass, concrete, steel and wood that winds across the landscape of a nature reserve in New Canaan, Connecticut. Named The River in reference to its ribbon-like roof, the building frames both public facilities and meandering walkways for Grace Farms, a new 80-acre (32 hectare) reserve of meadows, woods, wetlands and […]

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Bridge House by Joeb Moore & Partners straddles a site on the edge of a valley

The living and dining rooms of this house overlooking a river valley in Connecticut, USA, are contained in a timber-clad box raised up by concrete buttresses (+ slideshow). Bridge House was designed by local firm Joeb Moore & Partners for a couple who wanted a countryside retreat they can escape to from their home on Long Island. They […]

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