Buzzworthy Miami Buildings

September 8, 2015   |   Architectural Digest

Grove at Grand Bay

A pair of twisting 20-story towers by Bjarke Ingels make up the 98-unit Grove at Grand Bay condominium project, set to be completed by Miami developer Terra Group by the end of the year. Located in Coconut Grove, the buildings will feature 12-foot ceilings and panoramic views of the nearby marina. Amenities include five pools (including two on the rooftop_, a pet spa service, a fitness center, and an art gallery.


Park Grove

For his firm’s first residential project in the U.S., renowned architect Rem Koolhaas of OMA devised this Coconut grove complex with his partner Shohei Shigematsu. The 5.2-acre parcel comprises three 20-story luxury towers and will also host a 3,500-square-foot eatery by Miami restaurateur Michael Schwartz and a sculpture park by Enea Landscape Architecture.

Flamboyant Waters

September 1, 2015   |   Architectural Digest

Ever wonder what is atop the glamorous buildings recreating the Miami skyline? Luckily, most of them feature jaw-dropping swimming pools with sweeping vistas that allow residents to feel they’re enjoying the water on top of the world.

Around every corner it seems there’s an opportunity for a dip. Yves Behar’s first serious foray into architecture has resulted in Centro’s 37th Floor rooftop pool being surrounded by inspired tepee lounges and lush living green walls. REM Koolhaas has utilized balance, minimalism and vision to create a space where the focus is as much on the unparalleled view as it is on the stunning pool. Bjarke Ingels topped the spiraling glass towers of Grove At Grand Bay with twin infinity pools, and over at Biscayne Beach, Thom Filicia is crafting their first private members-only elevated manmade “city beach” on the bay. Additionally, the two-story penthouses will feature eye-catching private rooftop pools with entertainment and relaxation areas. Atop Brickell House, Yabu Pushelberg’s 46th Floor rooftop pool continues his vision of refined cosmopolitan living with an expansive sundeck showcasing ocean vistas and bay views. Another standout is Luis Revuelta’s Brickell Flatiron rooftop that resembles a lavish cruise ship.