Saturday, 3 December 2011

Architecture - The Brick House

Modern architecture often disappoints or infuriates , with cost efficiencies driving physical production, poor use of shoddy materials and lazy design commonplace.   And yet it can all be so different.

I came across this building online recently.  

I confess I'd never heard of Philip Johnson, but his "Brick House" I find inspiring and, for a building with only three windows, all on one side of the house, astounding.  The vaulting is reminiscent of medieval construction.

Built as a guest annex for another of his creations, the "Glass House", the structure just delights me.  I'd certainly like to visit, if not live there.  It illustrates what happens when architects think 'outside the box'.  

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