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James Welling’s The Glass House

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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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Miller House and Garden

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via Architectural Record | Photo: Indianapolis Museum of Art
 
美しいのぉ...

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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Madrid Hub Offices

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via Yatzer™ | © Daniel Torrelló / ayr + chitecture
 

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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THE PADDINGTON X2 HOUSE

Photo © Willem Rethmeier
 
 
なんっちゅうことはないんやけど、ちょっとええ感じやな。

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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Patrick Roger: Sugar Daddy

Photo © Estelle Hanania
 

The French Chocolatier Puts a Provocative Spin On Valentine’s Day

“I eat between 40 and 60 chocolates a day,” confesses Patrick Roger, the Vendôme-born chocolate artist. “Am I sick of it? Of course not. It’s like being in love—do you ever get sick of it?” Passion equals success for Roger. In addition to his Saint-Germain-des-Prés outpost, where NOWNESS photographed the artist, he has seven boutiques throughout France, and one opening in London in 2012.
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Tahari Courtyards by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (2003)

 

 

via Landezine
 
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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