via NOWNESS | Photo by James Welling
We just can’t get enough of the Glass House…
The Photographer’s Impressionistic View of Philip Johnson’s Architectural Wonder
From 2006 to 2009, LA-based photographer James Welling made several trips to Philip Johnson’s Connecticut retreat, to capture the modern marvel in all aspects and seasons. The series of photos are collected in Welling’s forthcoming book The Glass House, which we preview in the exclusive images above. “It reminded me of my [architect] uncle’s house: It was nowhere near as grand, but had glass walls and looked out onto a little lake,” the Connecticut native says of his attraction to the structure, built in 1949 on a 47-acre plot of land just outside New Canaan.
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via Architectural Record | Photo: Indianapolis Museum of Art
The house that architect Eero Saarinen completed in 1957 for J. Irwin Miller and his family in Columbus, Indiana, easily qualifies as a paragon of residential midcentury Modernism. Amazingly, the glass and steel, 6,838-square-foot pavilion, with interiors by Alexander Girard and landscaping by Daniel Kiley, has remained intact all these years. (Suzanne Stephens)
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Leaving the paint peeled off the walls, but finishing it off with special resin to keep it intact, keeping the engravings, the scores and scratches are all elements of this rather casually untouched interior design approach. The tone was set by the existing interior shell of the former garage, the poured concrete walls and ceiling.
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L’Hotel Notre-Dame secondo Lacroix
You could almost catch sight of the hump-backed Quasimodo wandering among the cathedral’s bell-towers from the windows of Hotel Notre-Dame. A hint of Victor Hugo? It is impossible not to let your imagination run wild from such a charming position.
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Photo © Willem Rethmeier
Creating a functional family home in Sydney’s Paddington, MCK Architects also had the opportunity to re-imagine what ‘heritage’ means in today’s world.
It seems we’ve had the opportunity to review a number of renovations of existing inner-city homes lately – thinking of last week’s Haines House in Newtown, the Cerise House and the Surry Hills Terrace. Well, this week we’ve got a house that struggled to evolve into a 21st Century home, re-imagining the meaning of ‘heritage’.
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Every company should have a courtyard like this for employees. Oh well… only in our dreams.
Fashion designer Elie Tahari hired MVVA to add a soothing landscape to a windowless suburban “box” he was renovating to relocate 300 warehouse and accounting staff. Mr. Tahari’s work spaces in New York City are renowned for their sensuous materials and unusual uses of landscape; he sought to recreate that feel in an otherwise hostile suburban building.
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Not far off the Pacific coast in the Costa Rican jungle, a community has taken to the trees to craft a new, sustainable life off the grid and away from urbanity. Finca Bellavista is a community of long-term residents and travel guests housed in a network of tree houses built right into the rain forest canopy. Perched above the forest floor, these tree houses are connected by zip lines and sky bridges, accessible by stairs and ladders from the ground level.
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Photo © Fernando Gomulya
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Designed by ID-EA, headed up by Elsye Alam, this house is not only a comfortable and elegant family home but a highly functional and inventive one too. Built for the Los Angeles-based designer’s family in Jakarta, Indonesia, the Alam Residence hosts two generations and three households in a single three-storey building.
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