Glass House by Philip Johnson, Architect

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Comments (16)

Dorota Ke on March 4, 2012

When will your photo album of architecture show? I'll buy the first album :)....Wonderful composition ... I really like :).Greetings,Dorota :)

Fallingwater on March 4, 2012

About the same time as your album of your coastline! Actually I only have a rough outline done, so as time permits, it may be a few months or so. Thanks for your interest. I'll let you know.

Thanks also for your nice comment on this image. This is a very impressive house, built in the mid 1940's, when this style of architecture was just beginning. In fact, this architect, along with one or two others, were the first. By the way, this architect built it for himself and lived in it until he died just a few years ago. He was 98 years old! It's open to the public now. -Fallingwater

Guia Arquitectura on March 13, 2012

No queda mas remedio que compararla con la Farnsworth House de Mies.

Philip Johnson is an interest and important architect, but i do not like his postmodernism. The worst was the influence of millions of designs bad understood in special in my country.

Great document! :)

Fallingwater on March 13, 2012

Good comment. Yes, Philip Johnson did change from his original concepts, or should I say, as an artist, his expressions evolved.

Larissa Subb on March 17, 2012

Glass House. Very unusual! But why no photos in color? Summer or autumn landscape on the other side of the glass would have been simply amazing!


Greetings from Russia...


Fallingwater on March 18, 2012

Thanks for your feedback!

Sergio “gillos” Teo on March 26, 2012

Ciao Fallingwater,
Eccellente foto!!
Bellissima casa!!
Il tutto... quando l'architettura è Luce!!
Un sincero saluto - Genzano di Roma - Italy -

Fallingwater on March 27, 2012

Hello Sergio, Thanks very much for your generous comment. Glad you like this image and house. Greetings, Fallingwater

Michele Leonardi on May 13, 2012

Hello Fallingwater! A fantastic photograph! My compliemnts + YSL from me. YOu photos are very fines. I will suggest to found a group of modern architecture, languages of modern architecture. All the Best, Mike

Fallingwater on May 13, 2012

Thanks Mike. I appreciate your remarks and suggestion. I am actually a moderator for 'Architecture Now', a group which focuses on modern architecture. -Fallingwater

Angelofruhr-Je suis … on November 8, 2012

I like bright rooms with light and big windows - but this is to much of it...I think I would not feel safe anyhow!

like for the pic.

Warm greetings from Germany, Angelika

Fallingwater on November 9, 2012

Angelika, Thanks for your nice comment and compliment. This house is actually in the middle of the woods and so you might like it after all. In fact, the architect's concept was to create a room (the house) within a large room...nature. Best regards, Fallingwater

Souls at Zero on December 6, 2013

Just great.


Fallingwater on December 7, 2013


Giannino NO VIEWS on June 13, 2014

very interesting architecture - L I K E - The best wishes from ROME - Gianni

Fallingwater on June 13, 2014

Thanks, and best wishes to you.


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