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Design Trend: Miami Takes Residential Architecture to a New Level

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Brooklyn is home to the brownstone and San Francisco the “Painted Lady.” Boston is admired for red brick townhouses and Los Angeles for the Spanish-stucco villa. But where do you go for cutting-edge, futuristic architecture that we normally associate with cities like Dubai and Tokyo?  The answer is Miami. There are some seriously interesting residential projects in the works, each more daring than the last. Here are five of them:

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Designed by Pritzker prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, One Thousand Museum is Hadid’s first residential skyscraper in the western hemisphere.  Internationally renowned for her designs incorporating the organic in a sensuous and usually soaring way, the new residence elegantly blurs the line between art and architecture. Take a look at the magnificent swimming pool below:

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And here is a rendering of the building from outside, where balcony openings are reminiscent of Antoni Gaudi’s organic, almost animalistic forms and shapes:

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One Thousand Museum will include duplex townhomes, half-floor residences, full-floor penthouses, and a single duplex penthouse. Interiors are being designed by an elite team of designers, including lighting artists and residential technology specialists. Every residence will offer multiple oversized terraces that form part of the tower’s sensual, sculptural exoskeleton.

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Gran Paraiso Residences

These residences are located in the Paraiso master planned community developed by Jorge M. Pérez of The Related Group,  the nation’s leading developer of multifamily residences and one of the largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States. Located in the Miami district of Edgewater, Gran Paraiso overlooks Biscayne Bay, with Miami Beach just over the horizon. Like One Thousand Museum, Gran Paraiso also has some important names in architecture attached, including architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia of the Miami-based architecture firm Arquitectonica and Italian designer Piero Lissoni, internationally renowned for the design of hotels, residential complexes, corporate headquarters, yachts, and lifestyle products.

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As you can see from the above picture, the design is more linear and less organic than Hadid’s, but nevertheless striking. Here’s a different view:

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And an interior shot:

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Based on what we can see, the Gran Paraiso looks to be one of the preeminent places to live and play in Miami.

Hyde Beach House Hollywood

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Yet another high-profile name is attached to another development at water’s edge. Brazilian architect Debora Aguiar focused on sensual sophistication throughout the Hollywood Beach development called the Hyde Resort & Residences, which features dramatic indoor and outdoor spaces. Like Hadid, Aguiar was also inspired by the organic, this time in the form of, natural wood and stone. You get the idea in the picture above, in which textured stone and tile take center stage. Here is a shot of the outdoor pool space:

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And below, the poolside bar, featuring an organic, live edge bar top counter.

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Hyde Resort & Residences features two- and three-bedroom homes with glass rails, wraparound terraces and sliding glass doors that make the indoors feel like the outdoors, and vice-versa.  All residences include gourmet kitchens, elegantly appointed bathrooms, spacious closets and tech-savvy features include fiber-optic wiring, WIFI, and electronic door locks.


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Marina Palms

Located in North Miami, Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences (pictured above) is two, 24-story towers with 468 residences that overlook Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. This is the place to be if you love boating or water sports. The development includes a 112-slip private marina that can accommodate yachts up to 90 feet long.  There’s open ocean access for boaters via Haulover Inlet, just 20 minutes away, plus plenty of aquatic activities: jet skis, kayaks, water skiing, windsurfing and snorkeling. Inside, you quickly understand that living here is not just about the boat:

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The condos are either two or three bedrooms and range in size from 1,821 to 2,500 square feet.

Aria on the Bay

Meanwhile, Aria on the Bay is a whole different concept. Overlooking Biscayne Bay, the building will feature panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows offering endless bay and city views, spacious floor plans and easy flow between rooms.

Here is a view of a bathroom that feels almost like it’s outside:

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Below, the lobby manages to feel both “glam” and organic at the same time:

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The Aria features oversized balconies, a pet friendly green park, tennis, volleyball and baseball, areas as well as a children’s playground.

We say kudos to South Florida, for moving the country a few steps ahead when it comes to residential design!


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