Glass Houses is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel, released on March 12, 1980. It features Joel's first song to peak at No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Singles chart, "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me". The album itself topped the Pop Albums chart for six weeks and was ranked No. 4 on Billboard's 1980 year-end album chart. The album is the 41st best selling album of the 1980s, with sales of . million copies in the .
The Glass House is best understood as a pavilion for viewing the surrounding landscape. Invisible from the road, the house sits on a promontory overlooking a pond with views towards the woods beyond. The house is 55 feet long and 33 feet wide, with 1,815 square feet. Each of the four exterior walls is punctuated by a centrally located glass door that opens onto the landscape. The floor plan of the Glass House reveals a fairly traditional living space. Although there are no walls, Philip Johnson referred to areas within the rectangular, loft-like space as rooms. There is a kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom, hearth area, bathroom, and an entrance area. Despite the very modern style of the house, the layout could easily be a colonial home, something Johnson noted. As detailed in the floor plan, the placement of furniture throughout the house is precise.
Globetrotters Lyrics. It feels like life’s in slow motion, water and ice frozen Overnight flights ‘fore the mics get ripped open I never had a chance, rockin’ hand-me-down pants Now I’m chillin’ in France, fillin’ passports with stamps Who woulda thought, I wish that my father was still here Kickin’ knowledge in my ear when my thoughts. So many places, unfamiliar bases Playin’ stage is game on fanfares the basis Between me an A it’s a long ass playlist Sweat pourin’ from the house lights and lasers Back to back shows, rackin’ up cash flows Then on to another town touchin’ asphalt Under the skies of Norway, where folks back home Wouldn’t believe that.
The Glass House building was a "purpose-built stained-glass studio and workshop" for stained glass artists in Fulham, London. Having gone into partnership in 1896, Mary Lowndes and Alfred Drury had The Glass House built in 1906 for use by independent stained glass artists. The Glass House was established at 9, 10, 11 and 12 Lettice Street in Fulham by Mary Lowndes and . Drury as a stained glass studio in 1906.