The Glass House

The #Glass #House or #Johnson house, is a #historic house #museum at 798-856 Ponus Ridge Road in New Canaan, #Connecticut. Built in 1949, it was designed by Philip Johnson as his own residence, and „universally viewed as having been derived from“ the #Farnsworth House design, according to Alice T. Friedman. Johnson curated an exhibit of #Mies van der #Rohe work at the Museum of #Modern Art in 1947, featuring a model of the glass Farnsworth House. It was an important and influential project for Johnson and for modern #architecture. The building is an essay in minimal #structure, #geometry, #proportion, and the effects of #transparency and #reflection. The estate includes other buildings designed by Johnson that span his career. It was designated a #National #Historic #Landmark in 1997. It is now owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and is open to the public for guided tours, which begin at a visitors center at 199 Elm Street in New #Canaan.


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