Mr. Gorlin has been named one of Architectural Digest’s Top 100 Architects since 2000, and has won numerous AIA Awards. His work has been exhibited in the MoMA, the Venice Biennale and the Chicago Athenaeum, as well as published in the New York Times, Architectural Record and Interior Design.
A graduate of the Cooper Union School of Architecture and an M.Arch from the Yale School of Architecture, Mr. Gorlin applies modernist principles to a broad range of projects, including high-end residential work, apartment buildings, schools, religious buildings, master planning, and supportive and affordable housing.
He is noted for his inventive use of space, light and natural materials.
This triangular loft takes full advantage of its location at the intersection of two Manhattan grids.
Designed for Daniel Libeskind, master planner for the former site of the World Trade Center, the loft’s 23 windows face south and east, giving views to prominent New York towers, including the Woolworth Building and the Municipal Building.
The plan ensures these views go unimpeded. Thus, the main living areas – kitchen, dining room, and living room are open, while access to the vistas continues through to the personal spaces. When required, privacy can be established in the bedroom and master bathroom by a variety of mechanisms.
A rotating aluminum door seals off the bedroom, and the glass-framed master bathroom has a retractable curtain.