Founded in 1997 in Miami, Rene Gonzalez Architect (RGA) believes that a building is inexorably linked to the cultural and natural environment beyond its physical footprint. The work intentionally blurs traditional lines and creates an active “design conversation” with a site’s ambient elements. RGA strives to shift perceptions of design and open up a dialogue with the spaces we occupy.
Terra recently completed Glass, located at south of fifth in Miami Beach. Conceived to give the impression of dematerializing as it rises up, the use of fritted glass accentuates its light and ethereal qualities. The movement of its façade gently reacts to the urban built environment, advancing and receding according to neighboring buildings and adjusting the historical context of this part of the city.