Madoff snuffs out architects’ dream

March 24, 2009 01:14PM

Architects Arakawa and Madeline Gins are known for experimental
structures designed to keep people from feeling comfortable — homes
with sloping and bumpy floors, or windows near the ceiling or floor. The
first home the couple designed in the U.S., in East Hampton, was completed last year and
has a listing price of $5.5 million. The couple, who had invested
several million dollars with Bernard Madoff at the time of his arrest,
hoped to build a whole village of homes and parks featuring their
architecture. But unless they sell off some of their most significant
artwork, they won’t be able to build it. 


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