June 1, 2017
Restoring Richard T. Foster’s Round House
Architect Richard T. Foster caused quite the stir when his mushroom-shaped house sprouted out of the rural Connecticut landscape in the spring of 1968. Not only did the structure resemble something from the Martian Chronicles, it rotated in both directions atop its trunk-like pedestal. When The New York Times asked Foster—a protégé of Philip Johnson—why such residential designs had yet to catch on, he shrugged: “Look how long it took man to get out of the cave.”
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December 1, 2018
AIA Connecticut Design Awards
Round House Renovation, Wilton, CT
Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, Atlanta, GA
Jury comments: This project involved restoring an iconic modern house. It is obvious after studying the project that a significant amount of work to restore and update the project was incorporated. The changes make the house better without compromising the simplicity of the original design. The material palette, including translucent glass panels combine with a few small plan alterations to render the house more open and light filled.
December 7, 2018
2018 ELA Conference
Marc Wolf, executive director of Mountain Top Arboretum speaks about The Round House Landscape.