Glass House in the Garden in Massachusetts

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Glass House in the Garden

Residential Building Development Massachusetts, North East USA – design by Flavin Architects

25 Oct 2016

Glass House in the Garden in Massachusetts

Design: Flavin Architects

Location: Massachusetts, USA

Glass House in the Garden

Our clients wished for a greenhouse where they could practice the art of training bonsai trees.

Glass House in the Garden in Massachusetts

Colin Flavin of Flavin Architects collaborated with Peter White of ZEN Associates on the design of this modern glass house set in the garden. White developed the concept drawings for a modern greenhouse similar to Philip Johnson’sGlass House.

Glass House in the Garden in Massachusetts

A large chimney clad in glazed concrete block divides the building into two distinct volumes and evokes a midcentury vibe. Project Architect Howard Raley refined the building to its essence of structural steel, aluminum window system and glass.

Glass House in the Garden in Massachusetts

The front of the building is a tearoom and bonsai display space and looks out on a traditional Japanese garden in the style of a dry river bed, also designed by Peter White.

Glass House in the Garden in Massachusetts

This space features a polished concrete floor and red cedar ceiling. The rear of the building is the working part of the building, with a gravel floor and teak and galvanized metal work benches. A granite counter with stainless steel sink cantilevers from the masonry core.

Glass House in the Garden in Massachusetts

Glass House in the Garden – Building Information

Overall Size 20’x32′
Front Room 20’x13′
Bonsai Greenhouse Area with skylight 20’x14′

Glass House in the Garden in Massachusetts

Project Credits:
Architect: Flavin Architects LLC
Project team: Colin Flavin, principal-in-charge of design, Howard Raley, project architect

Landscape Architect, Landscape Contractor and General Contractor ZEN Associates, Inc.
Photographs: Peter Vanderwarker: David Lamb

Glass House in the Garden in Massachusetts

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