Miami Beach residence by SAOTA takes indoor-outdoor living to the extreme

South African firm SAOTA has built its first project in Miami Beach: an expansive, waterfront home that boasts a basketball court and a waterslide. Called Pine Tree House, the family residence is located in the historic Collins Waterfront district. It occupies a long, linear site that stretches between a busy road and an active canal. Composed

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Studio MK27 completes Miami Beach house with its own private lagoon

Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan of Studio MK27 has completed a luxurious Miami Beach residence, featuring a private lagoon where residents can swim with fish, and a bridge walkway that snakes over the top. Measuring 10 feet long (30 metres) and 30 feet wide (nine metres), the manmade lagoon is organically filtered and surrounded by vegetation to provide an “authentically manicured” natural environment for

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Antonio Citterio unveils design for glass Arte tower on Florida beach

Italian designer Antonio Citterio has been tapped to conceive a luxury residential building in Miami Beach, marking his first architectural project in America and the latest in a string of residential developments in the area. Called Arte by Antonio Citterio, the 12-storey apartment building is slated to rise on a vacant, one-acre (0.4-hectare) parcel in Surfside, an

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Jean Nouvel elevates Miami Beach residences to avoid rising sea levels

French architect Jean Nouvel’s first residential project in Florida is raised over 11 feet above sea level to address the growing risk of flooding in Miami Beach. Monad Terrace will be located in the city’s South Beach area, which is home to a swathe of Art Deco buildings that have been revamped over the past

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Miami architecture finally addresses “visible and tangible impacts of sea-level rise”

Architects and developers working in Miami are belatedly responding to climate change, amid a growing sense of alarm over how rising sea levels are affecting the city. Design Miami chief creative officer Rodman Primack told Dezeen that climate change is “actually happening” in Miami while Vanity Fair’s architecture critic Paul Goldberger said rising sea levels

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