Farnsworth’s ‘Homestead Project’

Architects lead gallery tour

Nov 07, 2012

Rockland — On Friday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum Assistant Curator Jane Bianco and Wiebke and Steven Theodore of Theodore + Theodore Architects of Arrowsic will lead visitors through “The Homestead Project,” currently on extended view through Dec. 9 at the downtown museum. The tour, free with museum admission, will meet in the museum’s main lobby on Museum Street.

The design of an urban contemporary house is the underlying concept behind “The Homestead Project,” on display in the Farnsworth’s Crosman Gallery. The 10 architectural and architectural design firms participating were asked to present their designs for a theoretical house on the same lot as the existing Homestead, one that would meet the needs of an imaginary 21st century Farnsworth family.

The participating architects & architectural designers are Eric Allyn of Houses & Cottages, Rockland; Alex Anmahian and Nick Winton of Anmahian Winton Architects, Cambridge, Mass.; Christopher Campbell of Christopher Campbell Architecture, Portland; Henry N. Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, New York City; Bruce Norelius of Bruce Norelius Studio of Los Angeles; Susan Rodriguez of Ennead Architects LLP, New York City; Julio Salcedo of scalar Architecture, New York City;

Henry Smith-Miller and Laurie Hawkinson of Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects, LLP, New York City;  Steven Theodore and Wiebke Theodore of Theodore + Theodore Architects, Arrowsic; and John B. Tittmann of Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects, Boston.

The gallery tour is open to 20 people. To reserve a space, call the Farnsworth’s education department at 596-0949.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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