Philip Johnson's Glass House
Soon after completion in 1949, the house was featured in LIFE magazine–the world of architecture was on notice, Philip Johnson had arrived.
Glass House Side Elevation and Golden Section Proportions
Two overlapping golden section rectangles define the proportion of the width of the house. The overlapping area of these two golden section rectangles defines the doorway.
Glass House Plan View and Golden Section Proportions
The plan view of the Glass House is very close to golden section proportion. Doors are symmetrical at the center of each exterior wall. The bathroom and fireplace are enclosed in a brick cylinder. The diameter of the cylinder is 1/3 the depth and 1/5 the length of the golden section rectangle.