Philip Johnson as Mister Glasses on the Death of Modernism

Philip Johnson as Mister Glasses on the Death of Modernism

Updated On June 14, 2016    |     Category: Home » Architecture Humour » Videos

Here are some really funny short videos on the death of modernism, the plot revolves around an architect fighting for a place in today’s world, funny, wicked and worth watching. I can’t help but to think Mister Glasses is Harry Potter Philip Johnson, bald, owl-like specs, and not to mention the black attire. Thanks Alec Thornton for the heads up. Enjoy.

Episode 1 – Together with Kitty, Hard Hat and Sean, Mister Glasses defends the values of Modernist Architecture against the onslaughts of wealthy patrons. After weathering a storm of commissions, Mister Glasses reaffirms his architectural philosophy. Look out for a cameo from old 102 friends John Gemberling and Curtis Gwinn.

Episode 2 – Mister Glasses must summon the work of his former mentor in order to aid a lovesick high schooler. Can an architect build a bridge between two hearts? Mister Glasses helps a lovelorn student using a miniature erection.

Episode 3 – Shot by a rival architect, Mister Glasses recounts a childhood trauma.

Episode 4 – While recuperating from a gun shot injury, Mister Glasses tells what he remembers before the arrival of a teutonic adversary. Taken for granted and tired of Mister Glasses’ riddles, Kitty decides to leave the firm. She eventually returns to discover her position has changed.

Episode 5 – A puzzling episode, especially for lovers of zen koans.

Episode 6 – Frustrated over a seemingly impossible commission, Sean seeks inspiration in drink and sexual congress. Mister Glasses continues to study its supporting cast, and this time Hard Hat takes the spotlight in his inimitably* laconic fashion. *Could possibly be imitated.

Episode 7 – Mister glasses must choose between his love of highways and his love of cabbages.


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    Igor [ Reply ]

    you made me laugh out loud with these videos.

    congratulations for owning the best architectural blog ever.

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    John Baker [ Reply ]

    Thanks for the link to these vids. I can’t wait for the next episode.

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    Mitch [ Reply ]

    Hey everyone! Thanks for the compliments—I made these videos. The link for #5 on this post actually links to episode 4.

    Here’s the link to #5:

    Glad you like the show!

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