Architect: Landefeld & Hatchl
Furnishings by: Modernage
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Pittsburgh House of Glass from the Gottscho-Schleisner Collection (Library of Congress)
Like many of the houses in the Town of Tomorrow, this plan has been developed to exemplify the varied uses of a basic material in this instance, glass. Everyone knows that in the last few years the glass industry has developed a number of products available for the builder of moderate cost homes or mansions. Glass products have been greatly amplified in practicability.
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In the development of The Pittsburgh House of Glass, two leaders of the industry, the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company and the Pittsburgh Corning Corporation have combined to present a full exemplification of all practical forms of glass products now available to American home builders anywhere in the country. The schedule later presented shows these glass products, and their use is demonstrated in this House of Glass.
The architect states: "With realization that few persons or families may want to reproduce this house exactly as it is shown, the home has been designed to suggest possible additions to the comfort of modern living, particularly those features made available through the use of glass products.
This added comfort may be a result of the relation of the house to the building site, of the arrangement in the living, sleeping and service spaces or of the materials employed in construction. The arrangement of living spaces gives flexibility in size, mobility and vistas from space to space and from indoor living to outdoor living. The materials employed in this construction - concrete, steel, glass and plywood, make possible broad garden vistas, sunlight, privacy, fire resistance, and flexibility of arrangement."
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House #4- Pittsburgh House of Glass - Courtesy World's Fair Historical Society - wf-368r
House #4- Pittsburgh House of Glass - drawing
Major sponsors are listed on the front cover and full details as to products used in this house are given in following paragraphs. Readers are advised to consult these manufacturers for names of local distributors. All lighting is planned according to standards of the National Better Light-Better Sight Bureau, and electric wiring is installed according to General Electric Home Wiring recommendations. This is one of the five G-E All-Electric Homes.
House #4- Pittsburgh House of Glass - Sitting Room
Photo Courtesy of the New York Public Library - 1684845
Furnishings and decoration are by Modernage Furniture Company, 162 East 33rd Street, New York, from whom prices and full information can be obtained, or from their representative in the Home Furnishings Building.