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

roger ferris and partners: ocean house, rhode island

‘ocean house’ by roger ferris and partners, rhode island, united statesimage © michael biondoall 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 residenceimage © michael biondo



entranceimage © michael biondo



glass facades with aluminum louversimage © michael biondo



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



pool protected from the winds by the house itselfimage © michael biondo



image © michael biondo



image © michael biondo



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



glass facades provide panoramic views of the oceanimage © michael biondo



image © michael biondo



image © michael biondo



light-filled interiorimage © michael biondo



image © michael biondo



site plan



floor plan / level 0



floor plan / level 1










  • Graceful house though it reminds me of Manchester Street in Providence.

    Andrew says:
  • super !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Denys says:

    Int.Arc.Stu. says:
  • sooo cold !

    s says:
  • I really love this ! Beautifull !

    Oliver says:
  • So surreal in a way. The plan is absolutely wonderful. The way the private/public spaces are separated with outside exposure. Beautiful

    justin says:
  • Fantastic sunsets and gorgeous full moons. Perfect orientation! Perfect west facade transparency and light controls.

    nelsondreyes architect says:
  • Very nice…!

    Double D says:
  • simplicity as ultimate luxury

    geza says:

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