The Glass House Blog

New Film with Theodore H.M. Prudon of DOCOMOMO US + Shashi Caan of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers

Film from the July 21, 2011 Conversations in Context event at the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, CT, with hosts Theodore Prudon of DOCOMOMO US, and Shashi Caan of International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers.

For more info on the program, as well as a list of upcoming Conversations in Context events, please visit our website philipjohnsonglasshouse.org

Conversations in Context is generously supported by BMW and Design Within Reach.

BMW      DWR

Filed under: Conversations in Context, Glass House Films, Tours + Programs, , , , , , , , , , , ,

The “Porous Architecture” of Philip Johnson’s Glass House: A Conversation with Theo Prudon and Shashi Caan


Conversations in Context. Theo Prudon and Shashi Caan at the Glass House

Theo Prudon and Shashi Caan speak in the Glass House during the Conversations in Context Program

by Gwen North Reiss

Before the beginning of the Conversations in Context Program on July 21 as our mid-summer heat wave settled in, Theo Prudon (Architect and President of Docomomo US) and Shashi Caan (Director of the International Federation of Interior Designers) sat on the promontory for a brief videotaped interview led by Hunter Palmer, Director of Programs and Visitors’ Experience.

“I’m a child of the sixties,” said Prudon, to introduce himself, “I grew up when modern architecture and preservation were emerging.”  Of the Glass House site, he asked “Is it a Colonial farm?  A sculpture park?  A Colonial house blown apart?  Is it a playground?   In preservation we have rules for things, but how do they apply here?”  It was the beginning of an evening of questions that centered on the philosophical, spatial, and personal aspects of Johnson’s estate. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Uncategorized, , , , ,

Kazys Varnelis, Director of the Network Architecture Lab Hosts Glass House Conversations

Glass House Conservation, 2007

How do you pinpoint a singular moment or experience to preserve? Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Conversations in Context, Glass House Conversations, Preservation in Action, , , , , , , , , , ,

Theodore H.M. Prudon + Shashi Caan Host Conversations in Context July 21, 2011

Theodore H.M. Prudon + Shashi Caan Host Conversations in Context July 21, 2011

Filed under: Conversations in Context, , , , , , , ,

Glass House Conversations Moderator Philip Nobel to Co-Host Conversations in Context Event, September 2011:

Interior of the Philip Johnson Glass House.

On September 22nd, 2011 Philip Nobel, (who is leading this week’s Glass House Conversation) will co-host one of The Glass House’s new programs, Conversations in Context, which brings together leading minds in the fields of architecture, art, design, history, landscape and preservation as hosts of special curated tours at The Glass House. Nobel will be hosting a tour with architect Gregg Pasquarelli of SHoP Architects. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Conversations in Context, Glass House Conversations, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2011 Philip Johnson Glass House Tours – Tickets Announced!

Philip Johnson Glass House © Harf Zimmermann

Philip Johnson Glass House © Harf Zimmermann

Start Your Engines, Johnson Fans!” Tickets go on sale Tuesday February 15th at 9am at philipjohnsonglasshouse.org

Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Uncategorized, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 5,708 other followers

%d bloggers like this: