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roger ferris and partners: ocean house, rhode island
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jan 14, 2013
roger ferris and partners: ocean house, rhode island


‘ocean house’ by roger ferris and partners, rhode island, united states
image © michael biondo
all images courtesy of roger ferris and parnters

 

 

located along the coast of rhode island, the ‘ocean house’ by internationally-recognized firm roger ferris and partners evokes the deeply rooted sea
culture of the american northeast in the various forms and materials used. a long 40-foot wooden ramp leads to the several structures whose forms
mirror those of traditional boat sheds. oriented based on the wetland constraints of the site, the simple yet powerful typologies of the dwelling with
their gabled roofs connected by a raised exterior deck frame views of the nearby ocean. the interstitial spaces are protected from the wind by the
constructs themselves, creating favorable outdoor areas. the full-height glass facades are screened by horizontal aluminum louvers and motorized
retractable window shades along with deep east-west overhanging eaves to control excessive solar gain. the rural siding of the home and the exterior
patio are made from weathered ipe, known for its durability, strength and resistance to rotting and insect attacks, while the roofs and chimneys are
clad in weather-proof zinc panels. extra insulation in the solid outer shell of the constructs maintains a steady interior temperature as water is collected
from the canopies and recycled for use in the house.   

 

 


collection of mini structures make up the residence
image © michael biondo

 

 


entrance
image © michael biondo

 

 


glass facades with aluminum louvers
image © michael biondo

 

 


different orientations are a result of site constraints and offer different views of the coast
image © michael biondo

 

 


pool protected from the winds by the house itself
image © michael biondo

 

 


image © michael biondo

 

 


image © michael biondo

 

 


continuous deck wraps around the constructs connecting them with an outdoor space
image © michael biondo

 

 


glass facades provide panoramic views of the ocean
image © michael biondo

 

 


image © michael biondo

 

 


image © michael biondo

 

 


light-filled interior
image © michael biondo

 

 


image © michael biondo

 

 


site plan

 

 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


floor plan / level 1

 

 


elevation

 

 


elevation

 

 


elevation

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