WATCH: Inside The Glass House

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Architect Philip Johnson and art critic and curator David Whitney, who both passed away in 2005, housed their extensive art collection in The Glass House, an architectural gem in Connecticut in the USA, which was initially built to function as the couple’s home.

In this clip, artist Julian Schnabel, whose work forms a significant part of the collection (in fact, he is the second most represented artist in the collection) takes us through the space.

With its 360-degree glass windows, the house, which was built between 1949 and 1995, manages to blend in effortlessly with its leafy surroundings.

Julian describes the space as “meditative and functional”, featuring an underground bunker that is made up of a series of modular walls that allow the art on view to be changed simply by pushing the wall in the opposite direction.

The Glass House is now a museum. For more information, visit