The 41 residences designed by Brandon Haw are located on the beach at 34th Street and Collins Avenue in the heart of Miami’s most highly anticipated destination. The Faena District features a perfect balance of exquisite residences, the uniquely luxurious Faena Hotel, innovative and immersive entertainment, destination shopping, as well as the remarkable Faena Forum—all by award-winning architects and designers: Foster + Partners, Rem Koolhaas/OMA, Bazmark, Studio Sofield and Raymond Jungles.
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
The Versailles contemporary tower has been designed to maximize views both to the ocean, the bay, and the Miami skyline, articulated by large sweeping terraces east and west that modulate down to a combination of large bay windows with window seats and curved terraces that create a sensuous articulation—an abstraction of Roy F. France’s curved corners and rippling facades of the Classic building.
As with a beautiful historic automobile or the human form, the building reveals itself both from afar and at the detail level. Curved corner windows give a softness to the experience of interior living while revealing panoramas of the ocean and city, the curving sinuous balcony edges that wind around the building, rising and falling at strategic points, add a rhythmic modulation and richness to the form.
Very much designed with proportion and scale in mind, the planning of the interior spaces dictated the rhythm of the expression found when looking at the building from the outside—an almost jazz like composition results.
The Contemporary Versailles interiors will feature Terrazzo, marble and wood in a palette of warm soft greys and whites with a warm lightly bronzed tint to the window glazing. The balustrades shall be a smooth warm white cementitious material with clear laminated glass topped with minimal designed capping.
The Upper Penthouse level enjoys a full floor with a west facing ‘sunset lounge’ and a Great Room with 60 feet overlooking the ocean. The exclusive penthouse rooftop pool with three decks and a spectacular infinity pool enjoys an outdoor kitchen with private elevator and stair access.