Architecture -- Metropolis

Paul Warchol

Philip Johnson's Glass House

Take a turn round the legendary Modernist architect's life work

When it opens to the public in April 2007, The Glass House will become a major architectural pilgrimage site. In all, eleven structures stretch across the New Canaan, CT land, each one designed or modified by Philip Johnson between 1949 and 1995.

The furnishings inside the buildings have remained almost exactly as Johnson originally arranged them. Although Johnson "liked change," says the site's director of preservation, Marty Skrelunas, "he didn't feel that it was necessary to change everything. The Glass House worked, so he kept it that way." Take a sneak peek here.

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