Custom single-family residence.
Miami Chapter, American Institute of Architects
2008 Design Award
This oceanfront house in the Altos Del Mar district of Miami Beach utilizes the full extents of its site by creating a site perimeter envelope at the lot setback lines and then organizing both exterior and interior spaces within that perimeter frame, creating semi-exterior spaces between the marked envelope and the interior spaces. Programmatically, this creates a public zone to the East (on the ocean) and a private / bedroom zone to the west (on Atlantic Way), and provides all of the interior spaces with a dramatic adjacency to vertical spaces that are exterior, yet still within the perimeter frame of the site. The amount of square footage that is removed at this second level is then stacked above as a third level penthouse.