Coconut Grove, FL
This building is located in the vibrant community of Coconut Grove on a shady tree-lined street bocks from the bay. Our design for the solution was to creatively re-skin the existing non-descript parking garage and make the retail more attractive to future tenants by re-skinning the glazing and elevating some of the floor heights. In addition, adding an office component to this highly desirable location allowed us to offer water views for office tenants above.
The project materiality was inspired by the local natural environment of Florida in different ways. The glass volumes relate to the ocean and fresh aquafer waters below the site, while the Louvered volumes took inspiration from the patterning, warm sand and terracotta colors of sea shells. The brise soleil clads the garage has is made of terracotta baguettes, which provides a dappled light effect, inspired by the extensive tree canopy which is essential to the character of Coconut Grove.