Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass House has been reimagined as a prefabricated home—a modern abode you can customize and install almost anywhere you please. The modular glass house is one of the latest designs offered by Revolution, a design firm that collaborates with world-renowned architects and designers to create prefabricated homes and pavilions. Alan Ritchie of Philip Johnson Alan Ritchie Architects drew inspiration from the original masterpiece to design a prefabricated version that can be expanded from one to four bedrooms.
Alan Ritchie’s reinterpretation of the Glass House follows the design principles of Johnson’s original with its entirely glazed facade that blurs the line between indoors and outdoors. “I think doing it in a prefabricated version is a whole different approach,” said Ritchie. “But we can still maintain the spirit of the original Glass House.” Although this prefabricated version similarly immerses owners in nature, Ritchie had to consider new challenges including how the different modules would connect together and weatherproofing the structure for a variety of climates.
The home, which is not a direct replica, is available in different sizes from a one-bedroom 80.5-square-meter home to a four-bedroom 172.1-square-meter home. The structure would be constructed off-site in a factory and then shipped and installed on-site, thus minimizing construction waste. Interested buyers of this limited edition house can submit an inquiry on Revolution’s website.
Images via Revolution Precrafted