Charles Rose Architects Inc.


Business Description
We are an innovative design studio based in Somerville, Massachusetts with completed projects across the United States, including Vermont, New York, Maine, Connecticut, Florida, Missouri, Ohio, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Oregon, and Washington.

I view design as a collaborative, explorative, and investigative process. My studio works closely with each client to develop multiple concepts until we find a unique solution. Common to each project is a concern centered on the nuances of the site, the interior and exterior spaces, and a refined material palette that utilizes local resources. Our designs are equally at home in rural, suburban, or urban settings because they are interlaced with the site; they reflect the surroundings.

I tend to craft sculptural forms, with planes and volumes that shape space and light. I may bend a wall or tip a roof plane to fit the spaces or the site more effectively. Alternatively, I may do this to create a visual surprise—a view or a modulation of light—as one circulates through the house; a home’s interior can be as experiential as the exterior landscape. The juxtaposition of materials throughout enhances the form inside and out. Dramatic roof planes either extend towards the sea or echo the topography, creating a variety of spaces: large and small, open and protected.

If you live in one of our homes you will come to realize the function of the angular forms—what the studio refers to as “fractured
geometries”—that define our work. You will understand how gracefully the spaces flow into one another and the quality of light orchestrated over time, winter to summer. You will understand the siting of the building and choreography of views. Everything is considered; everything is crafted.
Location:
Somerville, MA US 
Contact:
Charles Rose 
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Address:
115 Willow Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 
Fax:
(617) 628-7033 
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