March 21, 2014
DeSimone’s Florida project with Foster + Partners, Faena House, is currently under construction! The oceanfront project creates a new residential development in Miami Beach. The 18-story residential development comprises 13 levels of luxury apartments above dramatic lobby spaces and residential facilities, including a spa, fitness centre and sub-grade parking level comprising approximately 225,000 sf of total framed area.
The building is raised up on architecturally exposed, polished concrete columns, allowing the landscape to pass beneath the building and help to cool the entrance spaces. Appearing to float on water, the atrium is connected, by a series of paths, to four individual glazed lift lobby pavilions.
View a time lapse video of the construction progress: