NEWSBAR > HAPPY HOLIDAY NEWSBAR 2010
RECENT NEWS:COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY > PROMOTION
Barnard College + Columbia University Undergraduate Architecture Department
We are pleased to announce in August Joeb was promoted to “Adjunct Professor of Architecture” in recognition of his 18 years of contributions and commitment to teaching in the Undergraduate Architecture Department.Joeb is teaching design studios at Columbia and Yale this Fall and Spring semesters. Please visit these web links if you would like to see what they are working on:
2010 AIA / CT Design Awards
Joeb Moore + Partners receive three Honor Awards in Residential Design
The American Institute of Architects / Connecticut officially announced winners of its 2010 Design Awards in September. Amongst the prestigious recipients are three projects by Joeb Moore + Partners > Architects: Spiral House in Old Greenwich, 44 PL in Greenwich andThe Bridge House in Kent. The firm received the three awards under the “Built Design, Residential Design” category. It is considered the highest honor award for residential architecture in CT. The Jury included: David P. Manfredi; FAIA, LEED AP; Elkus Manfredi Architects, Boston, MA; Anthony Vidler, Dean and Professor of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union, NY; Pamela Hawkes, FAIA and Ann Beha Architects, Boston, MA.
Please click above for the AIA site.
Jury comments included:
“Set in a dramatic landscape, 300 feet above Kent falls, this house is poised carefully on its site, allowing the site to flow through the house. The jury was fascinated with the play of warm and cool texture and color. The house also responds to the seasons with carefully framed views, it also provides intricate and warm interior viewing chambers.”
44 PL HOUSE
“This single family residence sited on a series of long retaining walls takes the form of a traditional New England house, and by abstraction and use of materials takes its vernacular inspiration to a heightened level of sculptural modernity. The architect sustained the rigor of scale throughout, enabling a considerably sized house to takes its place easily on this site.”SPIRAL HOUSE“Beautifully drawn and equally well executed, this house, poised on the edge of Long Island Sound, traces a spiral from entry to upper chambers. Poised like a heron, the house distills its vernacular and modernist sensibilities in a spare aesthetic of calm and elegance.”
2010 at home ‘A-List’ Awards
Architecture | Modern:
NC TOWN | HOUSE
FEATURED PROJECT:NC TOWN | HOUSE > New Canaan . CT
The NEW CANAAN TOWN | HOUSE represents our second speculative residential design-build project with Prutting + Company, Home Builders. It operates within the rather narrow physical, historical, and cultural economy and landscape that we define as “The House in New Canaan, Connecticut” today. The ecologically and culturally sensitive house is the first modern residence located directly in the town of New Canaan. It is within easy walking distance of the train, library, post office, main street and of course, coffee. It has a Silver LEED certification and incorporates many sustainable principles and systems including photovoltaics, solar domestic hot-water, high efficiency radiant heat to name just a few.
THE HOUSE IN NEW CANAAN occupies an archetypal place in our public psyche. It is both puritanical and brahman at once. It is a place loaded or charged culturally + geographically, bot now and in 1950. This is partly due to our nostalgia for the quintessential Connecticut congregational town, its proximity and juxtaposition to the ultra-urbanism/modernism of NYC and the distant allure of the open, rural countryside. These are powerful tropes that are the polemic engine that propel the American Ideal and the meaning and signification of the single-family private house in America. We can easily identify with these values and their distant auras even today. During the 1950’s – 1960’s the Harvard Five operated in this highly charged cultural and historical space knowing full well that this was a place in time and space were their practices would be understood in this context, for better + worse, as both crucible and harbinger.The diminutive, matter-of-fact and utiliarian presence of the house on Park Street splays open as you move deeper into the public space and property. Equally important, the deeper you move into the site and house the more open and transparent the house is to its surroundings. This transformation from “wall” architecture to “open plan” operates not only horizontally but also vertically. The formal/spatial operation of “splaying” maximizes and opens up the exchange of interior and exterior spaces/views without losing the privacy and intimacy at the streetfront. See conceptual model. Seen through this lens, the NC TOWN | HOUSE is an extrapolation of Noyes’ neo-organic, modernist project of modesty, understatement, and everyday functionalism (low-culture, base materials and assembly) and Johnson’s spectacular, monumental modernist project of theatricality and high culture. Think of the house as gradient that flows in plan and section from enclosure and privacy to optical and phenomenal transparency, open spaces, and social display.
NOYES’ BROWN RESIDENCE TRANSFORMATION > 1951- 2010
FEATURED INTERIOR:SULLIVAN’S ISLAND RESIDENCE> Charlestown . SC
THE GLEN HOUSE > Restoration + Alterations > Stamford . CTBEFORE:AFTER:
STONINGTON RESIDENCE> Stonington . CT
Built in World War II, the Stonington Residence was an early work of architect John Lincoln, a professor of architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design in the 1960s and senior architect for the Navy at Quonset Point in 1941 and 1942. Sited on 300 feet of waterfront in Stonington, Connecticut, Lincoln lived in the house for many years before selling it to the Burke family in 1949. Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence on the architect is evident in Lincoln’s use of stone, glass corner windows and a flat roof. The original house had three fireplaces, all built into a granite wall that runs through the center of the house. The original building had five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a library and laboratory. Joeb + Partners are currently restoring and renovating the existing building. Due to the nature of the materials and construction methods used on the original building, the design process has become akin to an archeological investigation.BEFORE:
JOEB MOORE + PARTNERS > ARCHITECTS > OFFICE >Greenwich . CT
Joeb Moore + Partners is an office dedicated to ecologically sensitive and socially responsible materials and design. The materials and design were specifically selected to optimize systems, reduce loads and create a healthy and cheerful work environment. The open office plan, repurposed wood shop floor, lighting controls, water-saving, high-efficiency toilets and sinks and energy-efficient hvac system all ensure that the office is environmentally responsible and green. LEED certification is currently in process.
Born in 1984, the New York based artist Kassay has spent the past few years producing promising works which demonstrate a concern with process and concept along with an increasingly minimal appearance. His recent foray into silver-plating which was debuted at his first solo show. He prepares his canvases with loosely applied, broad strokes of color and then chemically plates them. The resulting mirror-like planes reveal the underpainting as surface irregularities with tiny patches of color occasionally poking through. The pieces are part sculpture, part painting and play with the notion of reflection while serving as reference to the silver coated plates commonly used in 19th century photography.
PUBLICATIONS:RECENT PUBLICATIONS:NOV / DEC / LUXURY HOME QUARTERLYEDUCATOR, ARCHITECT, ARTIST JOEB MOORE
OCT / NICE HOUSE / SAMUEL G. WHITE