The Brick House Reopens: Philip Johnson’s Intimate Guesthouse Completes the Glass House Estate

The Brick House, a guesthouse designed by architect Philip Johnson in New Canaan, Connecticut, has reopened following extensive restoration. Part of the renowned Glass House estate, Johnson covered the Brick House in Flemish-bond brickwork and positioned it just 80 feet from the Glass House. Despite its plain exterior, the Brick House interior reveals intricate details, …

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The Glass House by Philip Johnson | Classics on Architecture Lab

The Glass House, a residential building designed by Philip Johnson in New Canaan, Connecticut, exemplifies modern architecture with its simplicity and perfect proportions. Completed in 1949, it was the first structure of fourteen built on the 47-acre estate over fifty years. Inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, the one-story Glass House features an …

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