arquitectonica’s regalia condominium tower in florida has undulating verandas
all images courtesy of regalia miami

 

 

 

this highrise condominium building in florida features undulating surfaces, designed to recall the adjacent ocean waves. conceived by arquitectonica, the 46-storey ‘regalia’ reaches a total height of 488 feet (nearly 150 meters) containing 39 units — one per floor. two penthouse residences are also included. gym and fitness facilities are on level 44, with a sun deck topping out the tower above. the scheme is situated in sunny isles, a city located on a barrier island northeast of miami.

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the 46-storey structure reaches a total height of 488 feet (nearly 150 meters)
image by ken hayden

 

 

 

a rectangular glass prism houses the functional requirements,’ explains bernardo fort-brescia — founding partner of arquitectonica. ‘its transparent surfaces connect inside and outside, linking the occupants with the surrounding environment. its orthogonal geometry creates elegant, serene, classical, zen-like spaces. each floor is wrapped by a sensuously undulating terrace. the resulting walk-around veranda protects the glass surfaces from the sun, as in traditional florida homes. it is this veranda that shapes the architecture.’

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each floor contains a single luxury residence
image by ken hayden

 

 

 

a glass balustrade forms horizontal bands, which, as they change from floor-to-floor, create a sculptural form. each veranda varies in the same way that a private yard would be different in a residential suburb. internally, rooms are a series of planes and each space is filled with natural light. the tower maximizes florida’s geographical location, ensuring that artificial illumination is limited. see more architecture projects in and around the city of miami on designboom here.

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a glass balustrade forms horizontal bands, which create the sculptural form
image by ken hayden

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gym and fitness facilities are included

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open-plan living accommodation is bathed in natural light

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each private veranda is a slightly different shape

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the scheme is situated in sunny isles, a city located on a barrier island northeast of miami