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Maison & Objet Americas - 2016 - Issue 1


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photography courtesy of faena (faena versailles); courtesy of eight y seven park (eight y seven park); dbox (jade signature) 62 m a i s o n - o b j e t. c o m m&O m&O Brickell city centre South Miami Avenue between Sixth and Eighth Streets 305-521-1616; Desig ned by A rquitectonica, Br ickell Cit y Centre is a $1.05 billion, 5.3 million-square- foot m ixed-use development in dow ntow n M ia m i. It s f i rst pha se i ncludes a shoppi ng center, t wo resident ia l towers, a hotel, a nd two office towers, as well as the $30 million Cl i mate R ibbon, a n elevated steel, fabr ic, and glass trellis spanning 150,000 square feet that provides natural ventilation and shelter. The project's dramatic architecture already stands out on the city's skyline. eighty Seven Park 8701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach 305-834-4999; A 70 -unit beachfront condominium build- ing, Eighty Seven Park was designed by the Pritzker Prize – winning Renzo Piano Building Workshop to "float" above both land and sea. The vision was to create a coastal sanctuary with the ground floor almost receding from view and the building appearing to levitate above the trees and neighboring park. The elliptical shape of the structure has a nautical inspirat ion, according to A ntoine Chaaya, a Renzo Piano partner, and is intended to cap- ture the serenity found between sky and earth. Faena verSailleS contemPorary 34th Street and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach 305-534-8800; Faena Versailles Contemporary was designed to ma x i m i ze v iews of t he ocea n, Biscay ne Bay, and the Miami skyline, with sweeping cu r ved ter races a nd cor ner w i ndows t hat soften the interior. Featuring 41 residences, the structure is by architect Brandon Haw, a for mer pa r t ner of Foster + Pa r t ners, who founded Brandon Haw Architecture in 2014. Haw says he sketched a lot while designing Faena Versailles Contemporary, "being very mindful of the responsibility to create a har- monious relationship between four different buildings in the Faena District." m i a m i opposite: The Fontainebleau, designed by Morris Lapidus, has been the ne plus ultra of Miami Beach hotels since it opened in 1954. above, top to bottom: Renzo Piano's Eighty Seven Park is designed to float between land and sea; Faena Versailles Classic & Contemporary, the latter ( right) designed by Brandon Haw with sweeping views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline; Herzog & de Meuron created Jade Signature as a sculptural exclamation point on Sunny Isles Beach. FontaineBleau miami Beach 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach 305-538-2000; This iconic Miami Beach landmark—a play- g rou nd for t he wea lt hy when it opened i n 19 5 4 , de s ig ned by Mor r i s L a pidu s — com - pleted a $1 billion expansion and renovation in November 2008. Its gently curving façade once s y mbol i zed M ia m i Bea ch g la mou r, attracting celebrities such as Bob Hope, Judy Garland, and Lucille Ball. The hotel now has 1, 50 4 g uest rooms spread across t wo new luxury all-suite towers and the two original Font a i nebleau bu i ld i ng s. T he renovat ion restored Lapidus's signature details, such as t he bow-t ie desig n mot if, circula r ceilings, and grand columns, while introducing mod- ern luxury. Jade Signature 16901 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach 888-717-5314; Featuring 192 condominiums, this 57-stor y building a nd it s g rounds were desig ned by t he Pr it zker Pr ize – w inning Sw iss a rchitec- tural firm Herzog & de Meuron, the Parisian interior design company PYR (led by Pierre- Yves Rochon), a nd t he renow ned M ia m i - based landscape architecture firm Raymond Jungles. According to Herzog & de Meuron, "Jade Signature is very much about bringing the structure to the fore, so glass is protected from the sun and the heat, and large terraces a re prov ided t hroughout. The project uses structure in the most basic way and turns it into something sculptural."

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