studio job ornament fountain of youth for faena hotel miami beach
photo by loek blonk

 

 

 

during design miami/ 2013, faena group partners, alan faena and len blavatnik announced the initiation of the faena collaboratory. cited as the beginning of the visionary new faena miami beach community, that includes the ‘faena house’ oceanfront residences by foster + partners, alongside the ‘faena arts center’, ‘faena bazaar’ and ‘artists-in-residence center’ by rem koolhaas/OMA, the collaboratory stands as a creative think-tank for interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration while the faena miami beach is under construction. a number of large-scale public art and design installations are part of the development including custom-design gates and sculpture by antwerp- and amsterdam-based studio job.

 

 

 

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‘faena fountain’ scale model
photo by loek blonk

 

 

 

following installation of their intricately designed fencing — depicting imagery that denotes imagination, life, passion, unity and transformation — positioned along miami’s collins avenue at 32nd street, the dutch-belgian duo reveal the next phase of their work for the district on the occasion of design miami/ 2014 in the form of the ‘faena fountain’. commissioned for the faena hotel miami beach, the site-specific ornamental structure ‘explores man’s search for spiritual and physical renewal and references the mythology of the fountain of youth‘, states alan faena. additionally, studio job is also responsible for faena art miami and buenos aires’s renewed identity.

 

the faena miami beach district is set to open in 2015.

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‘faena fountain’, 2012-2014
175 x 150 x 550 cm / 70 x 60 x 215 inches
photo by loek blonk

 

studio job faena fountain miami designboom
‘faena fountain’ drawing

 

studio job faena fountain miami designboom
‘faena tree’ sculpture
photo by loek blonk

 

studio job faena fountain miami designboom
‘faena tree’ drawing

studio job fountain of youth faena miami beach hotel designboom

scale models of ‘faena tree’ and ‘feana fountain’ with amulet
photo by loek blonk

 

studio job faena fountain miami designboom
‘faena flag’
photo by loek blonk

 

studio job faena fountain miami designboom
‘faena flag’ drawing

 

studio job faena fountain miami designboom
‘faena coat of arms’

 

studio job faena fountain miami designboom
‘faena pattern’

 

studio job faena fountain miami designboom
‘faena cabinet’ drawing

 

studio job faena fountain miami designboom
‘faena art banner’

 

studio job faena fountain miami designboom
‘faena art pattern’ with black background

 

studio job faena fountain miami designboom
‘faena art pattern’ with white background

 

studio job faena fountain miami designboom
faena art construction site fence