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New Canaan, Connecticut / 1949

 

 

 

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Philip Johson, inspired by the Van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion and Farnsworth House, ideated this unique transparent house whose structure is made of steel and the perimeter is entirely composed by glass walls.

The Glass House is one of the most inspiring examples of the mid-century American interpretations of European modernism or, as Johnson and Henry Russell Hitchcock dubbed it in their 1932 book, The International Style. Perched on a leafy hill with a picture postcard view across the Rippowam Valley, the house consists of a roof, a floor and four glass walls supported by eight steel piers. The bathroom and a fireplace are enclosed in a brick cylinder, leaving the rest of the 65-by-32 square-foot, or about 6-by-3 square-meter, space entirely exposed to the surrounding greenery. Info source www.iht.com

 

     

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