Parador

205 Ruskin Place
1992

Alexander Gorlin

Parador

Project Description

This townhouse draws much of its inspiration from traditional Italian building typologies. The bottom floor is given over entirely to commercial space, while the living areas move up to the piano nobile. The facade motif includes a triumphal arch spanning the first and second floors vertically, with Tuscan columns supporting the portico. Arcaded windows above give light to the private spaces. The use of stucco as the primary material further evokes the Italian roots of the design. On the interior a monumental staircase becomes the centerpiece for the home, linking the public spaces of the piano nobile and all of the bedrooms on the third level. Oversize skylights shed light into the staircase at all times of day and night.

Project Specifications

Architect:
Alexander Gorlin
Building Name:
Parador
Preferred Name:
Parador, Callan Townhouse
Address:
205 Ruskin Place
Code Type:
Type III – Residential and Workshop
Building Type:
Mixed Use
Start of Construction:
1992
Floors:
3

Architect

Alexander Gorlin

Alexander Gorlin

 

Alexander Gorlin is an architect, author, critic and principal of Alexander Gorlin Architects based in New York. His work spans the spectrum from high end residential, to affordable, housing for the homeless, master planning and religious buildings. Graduate of Cooper Union and Yale, he is the recipient of the Rome Prize in Architecture where he spent a year at the American Academy in Rome.

Archive Inventory

Location:
Seaside Archives, University of Notre Dame
Contents:
  • Sketches
  • Exterior Views

Exterior Views

Sketches