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Glass Houses

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Glass Houses presents 50 fantastic architect-designed homes that utilize glass to maximum effect. The international selection includes early 1930s modernist houses such as Philip Johnson's, Glass House, Mies van der Rohe's, Farnsworth House, and glamorous mid-century LA villas such as Pierre Koenig's, Case Study #22. The book also offers modern examples where new innovations have, if possible, created even more daring glass structures. The book offers a wealth of photographs that show the dynamic, light-filled living spaces that only glass can provide.

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Glass Houses presents 50 fantastic architect-designed homes that utilize glass to maximum effect. The international selection includes early 1930s modernist houses such as Philip Johnson's, Glass House, Mies van der Rohe's, Farnsworth House, and glamorous mid-century LA villas such as Pierre Koenig's, Case Study #22. The book also offers modern examples where new innovations have, if possible, created even more daring glass structures. The book offers a wealth of photographs that show the dynamic, light-filled living spaces that only glass can provide.

A large number of architects are represented: Tatiana Bilbao, Lina Bo Bardi, Ofis Arhitekti, Herzog & de Meuron, Hiroshi Nakamura, Kazuyo Sejima, Philip Johnson, Mecanoo, John Lautner, Richard Rogers and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. 

The author, architect Andrew Heid, has studied architecture at Yale University, the Architectural Association and Princeton University. He founded NO ARCHITECTURE in 2014 and gained experience in architectural design at REX and OMA in New York and Rotterdam. Andrew is currently Design Critic in Architecture at Harvard GSD and Visiting Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and has previously taught at the New York Institute of Technology and Columbia University.

Dimensions: 29 x 25 cm
Pages: 240, hardback
Language: English
Author: Andrew Heid
Publisher: Phaidon


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