Eclipse

301 Ruskin Place
1992

Alexander Gorlin

Eclipse

Project Description

On the Eclipse Townhouse, Gorlin used the same tripartite division of the facade found in his more classical townhouses on Ruskin Place, but chose a more modern, minimalist language for the articulation and decoration. Flat, unarticulated walls and a cornice constructed of galvanized steel help lend the house its modern appearance. The modern detailing also carries into the interior with a double-height living space on the main facade and twelve-food French doors making the open staircase easily visible to those on the outside. The central stair connects all three living floors with the rooftop office and a view of the Gulf of Mexico. The formal composition of the front face is made less so in the rear, with a stpped facade creating a balcony and a covered walk-out on the ground floor.

Project Specifications

Architect:
Alexander Gorlin
Building Name:
Eclipse
Preferred Name:
Eclipse
Address:
301 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
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