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June 18, 2007

Glass House to Open to Public


Scandal fell on quiet proper New Canaan Ct when a cadre of Harvard educated architects moved in and dared to do the unthinkable. They vowed to modernize the town's staid New England architecture and succeeded in building structures that celebrated the rolling landscape by integrating the manmade with the natural. None was more successful at bringing the outside in than architecture's enfant terrible, Philip Johnson. And now, over 50 years since his Glass House sent ranting neighbors scrambling for columns on the local editorial page, the building is being opened for public tours. Turns out, this early ode to minimal modernism is a national treasure, and one we all can see starting June 23. 

Meet the rest of the scandalous "starchitects", check out the history of their creations and get a sneak peek of what you'll see on the tour in The Scandalous Starchitects From Harvard.

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