Glass Houses | The Hodgson House.

Across the street from Philip Johnson's Glass House, is the less well known but no less amazing private residence he designed for a family that is a bit more "livable". The house was designed in 1951 for Richard Hodgson and his family and was  restored by Craig Bassam and Scott Bellows of BassamFellows,  and now their new home. Richard Hodgson and his wife Geraldine were first visiting the 4.5 acre site, they met a man across the road who asked if they had an architect. When they said no, he offered his services. It was their new neighbor Phillip Johnson. From the NY Times: "He designed … [Read more...]

Yayoi Kusama x Philip Johnson

Check out Yayoi Kusama's installation at architect, Philip Johnson's Glass House... Johnson designed the Connecticut house for himself in the 1940's. The installation is her signature polka dots that she has been using since the 50's. Kusama covered all of the walls in the home with multi-sized red polka dots. She explains, "My desire is to measure and to make order of the infinite, unbounded universe
 from my own position within it, with polka dots. In exploring this, the single dot 
is my own life, and I am a single particle amongst billions." The dots are meant to help the viewer see … [Read more...]

Inside The Philip Johnson Glass House.

Every year I say I'm going out to The Philip Johnson Glass House, and so far, I've never made it. My friend and Sketch contributor Raquel Cayre traveled out there last week, just before it closed for the season. She shot all this on her iPhone and then streamed em over to me and I was so jealous but also, really wanted to share them on the blog. The Philip Johnson Glass House is "an essay in minimal structure, geometry, proportion, and the effects of transparency and reflection." The 49 acre estate includes other buildings designed by Johnson that span his career. The house builds upon … [Read more...]

People who live in glass houses.

The Phillip Johnson Glass House Above is The Glass House by the one and only Phillip Johnson. When it was completed in 1949, it was a groundbreaking work of modern American architecture. It became an instant sensation, and as you can see, has had a huge influence on the way a house would and could look in the future. Who wants to go on a Sketch42 field trip with me to see The Glass house? It's been fully restored and since 2007 tours are available to the public, see HERE for details. Ultimately, I think you guys know that I'm more of a "Lets buy an ol' fixer upper" of a house kinda gal. … [Read more...]