560,000 SF Hospitality, Mixed Use, Master Planning
Architecture, Master Planning
Sunny Isles Beach, FL
400 Sunny Isles is an exclusive luxury waterfront development comprised of two towers, each with twenty floors. The community has more than 640 feet of Biscayne Bay frontage. The property features a full service marina, five-star amenities including a state-of-the-art spa featuring three waterfall Jacuzzis, an activities center, tennis courts, and a pool deck with an Olympic-style waterfall infinity-edge pool that stretches from one tower to the other. Setting the tone of elegance and relaxation.
Stringent zoning regulations and the financial realities of a tightening South Florida real estate market dictate precise; yet conflicting notions of building massing and unit count / configuration. Unconventional manipulations of residence organization provoke perfected price points and seemingly impossible unit counts while establishing irregularities and subsequent opportune rhythms in façade articulation. Secondary facades—defined by unfortunate proximities between structures; yield filters for privacy that frame views of water and sky– transforming to articulate the organizational logic of the towers as it reaches the highway. Undulations of material and volume create activity along the street through loggias, arcades and vertical gardens.