sordo madaleno’s bayshore house in miami beach wraps around a central courtyard
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located in the bayshore neighborhood of miami beach, florida, this property designed by sordo madaleno arquitectos is positioned between a golf club and an area of protected natural land. the surrounding landscape has been brought inside the house in the form of a central courtyard, which helps distribute the architectural program. in order to provide a greater degree of privacy, a blind wall was built, which became a gallery contained within a structural volume that functions as a vertical distributor, as well as the home’s main point of access.

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glazing is used to establish a connection with the surrounding landscape

 

 

 

internally, a horizontal volume on the upper floor contains private functions, while the public areas are restricted to the ground floor. the latter is an open-plan design with large spaces and high ceilings, including picture windows showcasing the visual connection between the central courtyard and the adjacent landscape. a pool on the roof terrace wraps around the central courtyard together with a roof garden, while the large, solid volumes of concrete on the eastern and southern façades form a stark contrast with the transparency and openness of the western and northern elevations.

sordo madaleno arquitectos bayshore house miami beach florida designboom
the surrounding landscape has been brought inside the house in the form of a central courtyard

sordo madaleno arquitectos bayshore house miami beach florida designboom
the large, solid volumes of concrete on the eastern and southern façades

 

drawings

 

project info:

 

architects: sordo madaleno arquitectos
president: javier sordo madaleno bringas
architecture leader: javier sordo madaleno de haro
project leader: boris pena
program: single family house
construction area: 910 sqm
living area: 668 sqm
terrain area: 873 sqm
design date: 2015
location: miami beach, florida

 

project manager: rodrigo flores
engineering team: marcos hernández
media & marketing: rosalba rojas, jimena orvañanos
design team: fernando sordo madaleno, erique ralph, fernanda patiño, pablo simg, andrés harfuch
renderings: CG veron