A modernist who draws extensively from traditional lexicons, Alexander Gorlin crafts soulful, sanctuary-like homes that emphasize comfort and light. In recent years the architect has spread his wings and tackled a variety of building types, designing affordable-housing projects and renovating Louis Kahn’s Temple Beth El in Chappaqua, New York.
Current Collaboration: Teaming with musician Pharrell Williams on prefab housing in Detroit.
Up Next: Homes in Los Angeles, Miami Beach, and Tuxedo Park, New York, and converting Eero Saarinen’s Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey, into a mixed-use complex.
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