|Faena Versailles Contemporary
3425 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140
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 which 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.
The Versailles contemporary tower has been designed to maximize views both to the ocean and to the city, 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.