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The impressive boutique beachfront condo Eighty Seven Park is the result of collaboration between internationally acclaimed architect Renzo Piano, West 8's planners and landscape designers and interior designers RDA1. Set on white sand and surrounded by a 35-acre public park, it provides a moment of peace and quiet among the bustle of Miami Beach. Currently under construction, it will be open to the public in 2017.
In our last Miami survey we unveiled a booming city, effortlessly combining brand new world-class architecture with art and culture, attracting starchitects from all over the world, as well as many prominent local architects. Since then, Miami has only been going from strength to strength with key projects reaching completion but several more taking their place in the Florida city's construction roaster.
The Perez Art Museum by Herzog and de Meuron was not the only prestigious new addition in town. Rene Gonzalez's shimmering Glass residences received their finishing touches this month, while Sou Fujimoto's Palm Court retail complex opened earlier this year at the Miami Design District. MDD has now entered its Phase III and the construction of twenty new buildings, slated for completion by August 2016. Meanwhile, the Faena District has been fast progressing with the Faena Hotel Miami Beach gearing up for inauguration later this year and Faena Forum by OMA swiftly following suite in early 2016.
Even more architecture schemes are still underway, including not only seaside condos - a Miami staple - but also many cultural and commercial ventures. Grimshaw Architects' Museum of Science is currently in construction, with the estimated completion date set for the summer of 2016. Similarly, Fernando Romero's Latin American Art Museum design is being built in Downtown Miami, on track for a 2017 completion.
Renzo Piano, Herzog and de Meuron, Zaha Hadid, BIG and OMA are all involved in different residential projects around town - not to mention the new offerings by prominent local architects, such as Gonzalez and Arquitectonica. Take a tour of our pick of the city's most highly anticipated current projects, set to change the shape of Miami's skyline.
May 8, 2017 | Wallpaper
BY DAVEN WU
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Just when you think there can’t possibly be any prime ocean front real estate left in Miami, along comes Terra’s newly minted Eighty Seven Park. Bookended by a 35 acre public park to the south and a private park to the north, the swanky luxury condominium is the work of Renzo Piano Building Workshop.
Comprising 16 levels of glass and steel plates and suspended decks, the building is a three-dimensional polygon that floats over the native greenery and Rotterdam-based landscape studio West 8’s layers of trumpet and oak trees, glass fencing, and palms, as if it’s about to launch out over the surrounding grass-topped dunes and sea grape bushes into the Atlantic Ocean. As Piano puts it, ‘What we’re expressing is that this building belongs to nature. The first time I visited the site, I sat on the sand, looking at the ocean, and you’re right in the middle of it. There’s nothing beyond. Just the ocean, the infinity of the sea.’
The palette for the project, says its artistic director Denis Montel, ‘was inspired by the surrounding natural elements of North Beach. We wanted residents to feel that they were one with nature from their first step inside.’
Specifically, the interiors’ mood board was built around items collected around the site – pebbles, shells, leaves, drift wood, sea grass. The decorative syllogism is subtle, but effective: The light oak flooring matches the colour of aged sea grape leaves, and Venetian terrazzo floors echo Miami’s white sand beaches, while Florida’s cobalt-blue sky is pulled in through wide terraces, and floor to ceiling glass windows whose frames are literally sunk into the floor and ceiling to erase any sense of interior and exterior.
As RDAI’s design director Julia Capp says, ‘All the apartments were designed so that the moment you arrive inside, you are connected to the view of the ocean and Miami.’
February 28, 2020 | Wallpaper
Miami is a heady swirl of art deco architecture and luxury condos, tropical climes and pristine beaches, glitzy nightclubs and well-worn divebars. More recently, however, it has embraced a series of trophy buildings designed by the Who’s Who in architecture, from Rafael Viñoly to Frank Gehry, Foster + Partners, Bjarke Ingels, and Herzog & de Meuron. Here, we look at the architectural projects and real estate developments shaping Miami today.
Rem Koolhaas’ firm has already made its mark on a significant swathe of Miami, with the completion of a trio of buildings in Faena District in 2016. Now, it’s full steam ahead with a multi-tower residential enclave in Coconut Grove, backed by powerhouse developers The Related Group and Terra Group. Drawing inspiration from Biscayne Bay, OMA partner and project lead Shohei Shigematsu has imagined the towers as linked barrier islands. Each residence features open floor plans, 12ft ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows, kitchens and bathrooms by designer William Sofield, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, expansive terraces, and private elevator access. Over 50,000 sq ft of the development has been parcelled for luxury lifestyle amenities, ensuring residents will almost certainly never want to leave Park Grove.
Flanked by a 35-acre public park to the south and a private park to the north, few condominium projects in Miami – if any – can boast the green credentials of Renzo Piano’s Eighty Seven Park. ‘What we’re expressing is that this building belongs to nature,’ said the Italian architect when we first checked on the development’s progress in 2017. The 70 residences, spread over 18 elliptical floors, emphasise outdoor living – each comes with a generously sized wraparound terrace ranging from 15-25ft wide. Paris-based design firm RDAI notes the interior design was built around natural materials collected at the site: the Venetian terrazzo flooring that recalls Miami’s white sand beaches, for example.
Fourth-generation members of the storied Cipriani family, Maggio and Ignazio Cipriani are the forces behind Mr C, a hospitality and residential brand for luxury modern living. Following projects in Los Angeles and New York, the brothers are now making waves with Miami, teaming up with Terra’s David Martin, architect Ray Fort of Arquitectonica, and interior design firm Meyer Davis to bring a taste of old world Europe to a bayside residential tower in Coconut Grove. The 118 residences in the 21-storey building will feature 11ft ceilings, open floor plan layouts, private outdoor terraces, custom-designed Italian kitchens by ITALKRAFT with terrazzo and quartz countertops, European porcelain tile floors, and spa-like bathrooms.
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