Eight Miami Residential Towers That Are Ahead of the Curve
Mar 8, 2021 | By: LX Collection
Our brains respond most to curvy architecture—science says so—with rounded shapes kindling our emotions and appealing to our aesthetic sensibilities. In Miami, where the undulating ocean waves and ever-present boats are also curvaceous, sinuous buildings are a popular choice for designers and architects hoping to leave a mark that matches the essence of the Magic City. We’ve gathered a collection of some of the most notable curvy residential towers in Miami.
Luis Revuelta’s slender and wavy architecture at Brickell Flatiron makes way for Massimo Iosa Ghini’s glass walls and curved lines on the interior. Both give motion to the Downtown Miami collection of residences. The rooftop Sky Club includes a spa, gym, and pool, where the curves of the space maximize views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline.
OMA and Rem Koolhaas have dreamed up Park Grove, a lushly landscaped enclave in Coconut Grove comprising three asymmetrical cylindrical towers framed in limestone—an ode to the local barrier reefs. The limestone tapers up and down the exterior, lending an organic contrast to the surrounding high-rises.
Miami Beach’s Eighty Seven Park, envisioned by Renzo Piano, is the Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s first residential building in the United States and is home to 70 villas arranged in an elliptical composition that seems to float above its environment. A series of oval planes separated by glass gives the project its rounded shape and expresses the architect’s vision.
Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Una Residences in Brickell is all about the water. Its shimmering exterior undulates like the waves on Biscayne Bay, and the canopy over the porte cochere is an exercise in fluidity. Rising 47 floors, the building’s cantilevered construction takes advantage of the views in multiple directions.
Soaring more than 60 stories above Museum Park in Downtown Miami, One Thousand Museum’s avant-garde exoskeleton speaks to the futuristic forms that were the late Zaha Hadid’s signature. Affectionately known as the “Scorpion Tower,” the condominium has exterior contours that are a teaser of the undulating elements inside, from the angled porte cochere and lobby to the double-height Aquatic Center with arched interior walls and ribbon detailing that recall the movement of water.
When Arquitectonica set out to design Mr. C Residences in Coconut Grove, they wanted to create a tower that would embody the Old World sophistication and pedigree for which the Cipriani family is known. The elegantly curved architecture of the condominium does just that, while its nautical orientation speaks to the Italian tradition of yachting and the condo’s maritime setting. The two towers appear ready to set sail into Biscayne Bay and Dinner Key Marina, while long curvilinear balconies allow residents to feel like they’re living on a yacht.
Aston Martin automobiles are known for their sleek bodies, bespoke luxury and craftsmanship, and forward-thinking innovation. So, naturally, the Aston Martin Residences in Miami will follow suit. Revuelta Architecture International and Bodas Miani Anger Arquitectos & Asociados ensured the design for the residential tower has a curvaceous exterior reminiscent of a sail, referencing the marina on the property. The orientation of the residences allows for panoramic vistas of Biscayne Bay, the Miami River, and the Miami skyline revealed through floor-to-ceiling windows. Yet another view to enjoy will be from behind the wheel of the limited edition Aston Martin DBX, DB11, or Vulcan that comes with the purchase of some of the units.
At Related’s Baccarat-branded complex at 444 Brickell Avenue, Arquitectonica is creating three towers that include residences, retail, and office space, and an ultraluxe hotel. The planned wavy exterior brings to mind Hugh Dutton’s Climate Ribbon flowing through the nearby Brickell City Centre, also designed by Arquitectonica.