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  1. The Glass House by Philip Johnson Group 9b Linköping University

  2. The Glass House • 1949, New Canaan, USA • by Philip Johnson as his own residence, “Glass House, one of the world's most beautiful yet least functional houses; it was never envisioned as a 'home' (house) to live in but a life-style stage to live with” Henry-Russell Hitchcock and Arthur Drexler Linköping University

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  4. “Less is more” - Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe. “…unity, order, purity…” “Why not take out the landscaping, the retaining walls, the colonnades? The building would be just as useful and much cheaper”. - Philip Johnson “The building is an essay in minimal structure, geometry, proportion, and the effects of transparency and reflection”. Linköping University

  5. Changing world, post-war American society • Refuse smooth change • Efficiency, functionality • Lean life-style & economic cautiousness” • Unity with conquered nature • Transparency and uniqueness • Simplicity • "Glass house is symmetrical and sits solidly on the ground." • “Glass house affirms the power of human beings to create, improve, and reshape their environment, with the aid of practical experimentation, scientific knowledge or technology” Linköping University

  6. “The house was hated, when it was built” • - Philip Johnson • Fresh air and look into the future. Linköping University

  7. The Glass house creates an illusion, prototype, apureidea. “Concept cars never go into production directly; in modern times all would have to undergo many changes before the design is finalized for the sake of practicality, safety and cost”. Linköping University

  8. Important contribution to world architecture “...masterwork, key monument in post-war construction. It is significant because it epitomizes the International Style and has long been regarded as one of the premier representatives of modernism” - National Historic Landmark program Linköping University

  9. Transparency • Open/Integration between internal, external space. • Light - connecting to transparency, the house has the most light. Linköping University

  10. Art of homemaking • Domesticity • Interior decoration • Environmental aesthetics Linköping University

  11. Rejection of tradition. • Human is a powerful creator. • Expression of power over nature- nature is a wallpapers • Нumancan break all limits- through new materials Linköping University

  12. Beautiful !!! Worth to be considered as an art piece !!! • Innovative idea • Unity of man & nature • Uniqueness • “...Comfort is not a function of beauty... purpose is not necessary to make a building beautiful...sooner or later we will fit our buildings so that they can be used...where form comes from I don't know, but it has nothing at all to do with the functional or sociological aspects of our architecture.“ • - Philip Johnson Linköping University

  13. http://architecture.about.com/library/blpoll-glass.htm Linköping University