By PHILIP JOHNSON ALAN RITCHIE ARCHITECTS
The original Glass House, designed seventy years ago by Philip Johnson as his home in Connecticut, has become a classic representation of modern architecture. The Glass House was not only Philip Johnson’s private residence; it was also his viewing platform for the world. The primary function of a house is to provide for the basic need of shelter. The beauty of a glass house is that it becomes a framework for the viewing of one’s surroundings.
The modular glass house was inspired by the original but has been re‐imagined as a series of modular components that can be pre‐fabricated and shipped to any site. The design follows the principals of the original by introducing a typical window bay and structure that become the outer skin of the building. Alan Ritchie sees residing in a glass house as an enhancement of the living experience by being immersed in your natural surroundings.
This is an artist’s rendering based on current development concepts, which are subject to change without notice. No guarantee is made that the product or facilities depicted will be built, or if built, will be of the same type, size, dimensions or nature, as depicted.
While not a direct replica, this modular design is inspired by Philip Johnson’s Glass House, a museum property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The name and image of Philip Johnson are being used with the permission of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Philip Johnson Alan Ritchie Architects is a New York Professional Corporation which was established in 1994. The firm also includes an in‐house interior design group, and opened an architectural office in Houston, established in Texas in 2012.