Archinect - News 2014-04-16T07:06:58-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/84289579/buy-a-night-in-philip-johnson-s-glass-house-for-30k-at-neiman-marcus Buy a Night in Philip Johnson’s Glass House for $30K at Neiman Marcus Archinect 2013-10-16T12:19:00-04:00 >2013-10-16T12:19:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d1e30a80323586b6fafc27e980040343.jpg" width="514" height="356" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Neiman Marcus, purveyor of luxury goods, now also sells luxuries of the architectural variety. As part of its holiday gift catalog, the high-end retailer is offering one night in Philip Johnson&rsquo;s 1949 Glass House &mdash; for $30,000.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/38744214/new-director-to-take-over-reins-of-the-glass-house New director to take over reins of The Glass House Archinect 2012-02-20T12:24:00-05:00 >2012-02-20T13:01:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f6/f6e6a346cd3c65bd45930bdeafcc835a.jpg" width="300" height="448" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Glass House and The National Trust for Historic Preservation have announced Urbach's appointment as Director of the historic site. "I can hardly imagine a place more full of potential than the Glass House," said Urbach. "It has long contributed to culture by bringing together art, architecture, landscape and people in significant and inventive ways. That is exactly what I hope to foster."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/28255972/crystal-cathedral-congregants-devastated-by-church-sale Crystal Cathedral congregants ‘devastated’ by church sale Archinect 2011-11-21T13:19:55-05:00 >2011-11-21T13:23:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/39cr1fwbtj9xbrr7.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some congregants at Crystal Cathedral said they felt blindsided by the church board after it threw its weight behind a bid from the Catholic Church &ndash;- an offer that effectively boots them from their landmark site in Garden Grove. The ruling by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert Kwan to allow the sale of Crystal Cathedral to the Diocese of Orange was met with tears.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Philip Johnson's iconic church gets purchased by the Catholic church.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/16502923/hour-of-power-to-power-of-cash-crystal-cathedral-bankruptcy-sale-sparks-bidding-war Hour of Power to Power of Cash: Crystal Cathedral bankruptcy sale sparks bidding war Orhan Ayyüce 2011-08-11T13:19:20-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ll/llwv3entucr14f8f.jpg" width="514" height="280" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I believe with every fiber of my being that God turned the eyes of the world on Crystal Cathedral because God wants to make a big bold statement, he wants the world to know that he is a God who still does miracles</p></em><br /><br /><p> Philip Johnson's masterpiece, the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Cathedral" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crystal Cathedral</a> is the subject of bidding wars between Chapman University,&nbsp;Roman Catholic Archdiocese and the retailer Hobby Lobby. Sheila Schuller Coleman, director of ministry at the church and the daughter of Schuller also thinks they can raise the money and keep the church if they can raise $50 million. The Garden Grove campus also includes buildings by Richard Neutra and Richard Meier.</p> <p> The Crystal Cathedral was parodied in the &nbsp;Simpsons&nbsp;episode <a href="http://www.rocktube.us/dP6v49qe7Ax/The_Simpsons___09x25_Natural_Born_Kissers.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Natural Born Kissers"</a>&nbsp;(towards the end)</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/14379911/fears-for-philip-johnson-headquarters-if-schlumberger-buildings-are-razed Fears for Philip Johnson headquarters if Schlumberger buildings are razed Archinect 2011-07-23T11:56:52-04:00 >2011-07-23T11:57:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f3/f3c8b9131be16fb87861426289af48b7.jpg" width="325" height="233" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A partial or complete tear-down of Schlumberger&rsquo;s 10-building corporate campus off Sunset Lane and Old Quarry Road could save the company millions in maintenance costs but would take a chunk out of the town&rsquo;s tax roll and could include the demolition of a building designed by famed architect Philip Johnson.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>