Glass Houses (Hardcover)

Glass Houses By Phaidon Phaidon Editors, Andrew Heid (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Phaidon Phaidon Editors, Andrew Heid (Introduction by)
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An inspiring collection of 50 spectacular houses built almost entirely from glass

Glass Houses presents 50 stunning architect designed homes that utilize glass to maximum effect. The international selection includes early modernist houses from the 1930s, such as Philip Johnson’s Glass House and Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, and glamorous mid-century LA villas like Pierre Koenig’s Case Study #22, alongside outstanding contemporary examples, where new innovations have made even more daring glass structures possible. Each house is celebrated with awe-inspiring photographs that showcase the dynamic, light-filled living spaces that only glass can deliver.

Features homes in: Australia, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK, USA, and Vietnam

Features architects including: Tatiana Bilbao, Lina Bo Bardi, Ofis Arhitekti, Herzog & de Meuron, Hiroshi Nakamura, Kazuyo Sejima, Philip Johnson, Mecanoo, John Lautner, Richard Rogers, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

About the Author

Phaidon Editors 

Andrew Heid is the founding design principal of NO ARCHITECTURE. A licensed architect, Andrew Heid studied architecture at Yale University, the Architectural Association, and  Princeton University. Prior to founding NO ARCHITECTURE in 2014, Andrew gained architectural design experience at REX and OMA in New York and Rotterdam. Andrew is currently Design Critic in Architecture at Harvard GSD and visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and previously taught at New York Institute of Technology and Columbia University.

Praise For…

‘Celebrates stunning feats of architectural wonder that engage glass in thoughtful and compelling ways.’ – Architectural Digest

‘Aspiring architects, architecture fans, nature and design buffs, and readers looking for inspiration for their home will all find something to love inside this book.’ – Library Journal, Starred Review

‘Compelling … Attest[s] to glass’s contemporary appeal.’ – AD PRO

‘[This book] is stunning just by its beach glass-hued cover but open it up and you’ll learn more about iconic glass houses around the world.’ – Design Milk

‘Lovers of crisp modern architecture will adore this wonderful book.’ – woman&home

‘Another superb addition to Phaidon’s impressive collection of architecture books, showcasing in full [the] interplay between light, space, and location [that] glass architecture is capable of.’ – Imboldn

‘Shows us the versatility of glass houses ... [and] pays tribute to the legacy of this ancient – yet ever-evolving – material.’ – Aesthetica Magazine

‘Awe-inspiring.’ –Upscale Living

‘Dazzling.’ – Effect Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781838667504
ISBN-10: 1838667504
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: October 4th, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English