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Home & Design: Best of the Best Residential Projects: Alexander Gorlin, Architect

Adele Cygelman

Alexander Gorlin has tackled a variety of projects since establishing his own New York architecture practice in 1987, but when he traveled west to Colorado to design a house outside Denver (Home Tour, March 2002), Gorlin completed what he calls his “breakthrough house.” By referencing ancient Anasazi ruins in the area and using moss rocks covered with tiny plants that thrive indoors and out, Gorlin has finally put into practice his long-held tenets about what makes a house truly work: It is firmly rooted in its landscape; it has abundant natural light and natural materials; and it is an oasis of serenity for its owners as well as a source of constant exhilaration and excitement. We nominate it as the 8th Wonder of the World.

Alexander Gorlin, 212.229.1199

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