It’s often been said that great architecture is intelligence made visible – and nowhere is that more immediately apparent than in Miami 2022. Starchitects are building their dream visions: in forms of blocks atop each other, of shimmering waves, of interlocking shapes, all making memorable patterns. Residents from everywhere are drawn, to the urban resort cachet of Miami: combining beach, water, elegant dining and shopping.
Miami also carries the vibe of the healthy: where eating, surfing, sunbathing, buying the best of the best all in one day is routine, not rare. It is no wonder then that new residences are being constructed to house these new global travelers, nomads, and sunseekers.
It is a new world: the time is now to enliven, to awaken to sun-dappled water, and feel the enveloping sunshine of a new day, a perfected life.
The Perigon has just launched sales in Miami Beach, becoming the first-ever condo tower in the city designed by starchitect Rem Koolhaas’s OMA Group.
Perigon is also the only new building being developed ground-up, launching sales directly on the sands of Miami Beach.
The 17-story tower will include 82 residences, ranging in size from 2,100 to 6,700 square feet. Prices start at $3 million. Located at 5333 Collins, The Perigon is located Mid-Beach between Indian Creek and the Atlantic Ocean.
Koolhaas’s OMA designed the building as a series of towers, rotated to orient and enhance views from all residences toward the Atlantic Ocean, while also enhancing views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline overlooking Miami Beach. The design for the interlocking towers will obtain LEED Gold certification when completed.
Thanks to Mr. Koolhaas, The Perigon is one of the most unique and memorable shapes for a condo tower on Miami Beach, offering floor-to-ceiling views through every unit. The condominium is expected to be ready for delivery by 2025. The Perigon also provides 183 parking spaces and nearly 15,000 Sq. Ft of elite amenities.
The new Perigon residents will have access to an oceanfront restaurant, speakeasy-style bar and a conservatory with a daily breakfast bar. A sunrise lounge and terrace will be accessible for events and entertaining. There is also a beachfront swimming pool and hot tub, and a fully landscaped deck complete with cabanas and sunbeds.
Finally, a dedicated lifestyle concierge and residential butler are on property to meet the needs and wants of the residents. They can also use 24-hour security, valet, house car, pool and beach service, in-residence dining.
Baccarat Miami Residences
The name Baccarat denotes its original product – high-end, perfect crystal — located in Baccarat, France. The crystal has a shimmer, a surface sheen, far beyond mere glass. And, since 1794, Baccarat has expanded into other areas, yet the name Baccarat still shines with its crystalline French legacy
It’s newest dimension, Baccarat Residences, the new residential complex by Baccarat Hotels, is a mixed-use luxury condo project. The exterior glistens like the finest Baccarat crystal, depicting three towers and 360 residences from 1 to 4 bedrooms ranging from 1,337 to 3,033 Sq. Ft. where the Miami river meets Biscayne Bay in Miami.
All feature exceptional external amenities — heated pool, club room, fitness center, gourmet market, waterfront restaurant. The design is the work of Arquitectonica, and the interiors are vision of the starchitect, Meyer Davis. The residences also feature unique internal amenities: private key elevator access, 10-foot ceilings, Italian Kraft cabinetry, Wolf induction, oven and stone backsplash, Sub-Zero fridge and wine storage, solid wooden doors, two walk-in closets for the master bedrooms. Further, for those who desire the utmost in privacy and luxury, the top three floors have eight penthouse residences, all with views of Biscayne Bay, the Miami River and the Miami skyline.
With a passion for elegance and wellness, the residences may also be part of the resident’s health scheme: the majestic Grand Salon, the Baccarat Spa with treatments, the yoga and steam rooms, residents may spend their entire day enjoying their emerging, personal health benefits.
As one can see, the Baccarat Residences are more than just living spaces, just as the original Baccarat was more than just a champagne glass. Each offers entrée to a unique experience, clarifying with a radiant sparkle, further defining the legacy of Baccarat, as it carries forth into the illuminating life of its new residents.
The Waldorf Astoria Residences Miami
The Waldorf Astoria Residences Miami appear to be in the most visible location possible, in downtown Miami, set around the central business district, offering the most substantial elite restaurants, cultural spots, and nightlife. It is the prime location to see and be seen – which is the point, because after one sees the building—it can’t be forgotten.
The Waldorf Astoria Residences, because of its unique design, adds a major architectural dimension to its already urban locale. It is now considered the signature, original tower in Miami, rising 1,049 feet above Biscayne Bay, the building is the tallest south of New York City, and arguably, the most memorable. It is constructed of nine glass boxes atop one another. The external design was conceived by Carlos Ott and Sieger Suarez.
“The unique nature of this project largely comes from not only creating an iconic building,” says Ott, “but also, as a distinguished built sculpture that will permanently alter Miami’s skyline with height and design never seen before.” So true.
And the project’s aesthetic pleasures continue inside. The property consists of 360 private residences as well as 205 guestrooms and suites within the five-star hotel. Signature spaces will include Peacock Alley, a specialty restaurant; indoor/outdoor pre-function and function spaces; meetings and boardrooms; a resort-style pool deck with private cabanas; and a spa and fitness center. Residences start at $1 million. And the views? Each one, according to Mr. Ott, is different.
“The exterior glass skin design of Waldorf Astoria Residences Miami impacts the experience of those residing inside the tower,” he said recently.” It offers a different, breath-taking view from each residence, kitchen, balcony, or bedroom.”
Looking from the inside out, and outside in, the new Waldorf Astoria Residences Miami reflect and refract the most original, the most elite in high-end residential living.
Una is the first new condominium development to become part of the private residential area of Brickell Waterfront/ Miami in over a decade.
From Biscayne Bay, the new, iconic tower recognized by its smooth, light-metallic surface, recalls the natural shape of a wave. With its 135 Miami waterfront condominium residences spanning 47 floors, 2 to 5 bedrooms, ranging from 1,100 to 4,786 sq. ft, the Una tower is as unique up close as it is from a distance.
The modern curves are complemented by the landscaped gardens by ENEA Landscape Architecture. Inside, when the elevator opens into their homes, the residents see grand views of Biscayne Bay. Bedroom and living areas are also set along the waterfront, allowing residents to see unobstructed Bay views.
In addition, floor-to-ceiling windows bring daylight into the living spaces, while extra-wide terraces move outdoors in, as they are integrated into great rooms and bedrooms. The result is a seamless transition between in and out, as the window walls reflect the shimmering water and deep blue sky.
Also, every finish and surface is inspired by yacht interiors, bringing a sense of elegance and mobility to the residences, yet also providing pleasure of seeing weather and watercolor change on the Bay and beyond.
Una Miami is the brainchild of the chairman of Aman Resorts; Una Residences is also a masterpiece designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, creators of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and the new Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia.
They have moved from the solitude of the desert to the active water life of Miami. The Una Tower, envisioned as a silver wave, symbolizes both activity and peace, as it rises high on the pristine Miami waterfront.