image journal: the glass house
1. a study in glass houses wouldn’t be complete without a mention of the most famous one of all - Philip Johnson’s Glass House.
2. a thoughtful window: Modern Hamptons
a series of open ended boxes, ‘modern hamptons’ was designed with function in mind. it’s modular design includes floor to ceiling windows at the front and back of the structure, cladding all the other exterior walls in mahogany wood laid in line with the designed line of view. It’s all about forcing the eye to the landscape. concept realised.
3.a transparency The Glass House
a true symbiosis with nature - this space definitely doesn’t overtake the incredible environment around it - but rather, without physically inhabiting nature- truly becomes one with it by allowing you to pass right through it.
4. a reflection - Glass house
you need to look twice or you’ll miss this one. the dutch have done it again - this sleek transparent design is minimalism at it’s best.
5. a private fishbowl - Optical Glass House
to satisfy both the privacy & need for connection with the outside world, Hiroshi Nakamiri designed a glass/brick wall for this client. Allowing for thoughtful light transformations in the space but also for an intimate study of those passing by. an HN building wouldn’t be complete without the prevalence of nature - but the playfulness with light patterns here seems to really carry this concept throughout out the space casting shadows of trees and leaves everywhere you turn. clever.