Studio Gang joins rising tide of architects building in Miami

News: Chicago-based studio Gang follows in the footsteps of OMA, Herzog & de Meuron and Zaha Hadid and is the youngest architect to design a residential building for Miami (+ slide show).

Studio Gang, the company led by architect Jeanne Gang, has unveiled plans for a 14-story apartment building in the Miami Design District with a sculptural facade that will frame balconies with ocean views.

Tower of the Miami Design District Studio Gang Architects

Overlooking the Buena Vista neighborhood, the 15,000-square-foot building accommodates 76 residences, each with panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and an outdoor living area known as the Florida Room.

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“The architecture of the facade demonstrates the principle of the exo-spatial high-rise design by Studio Gang, in which the interior extends outwards in a dynamic spatial arrangement,” said a statement by Studio Gang, who this year is building a boathouse on the Chicago River finished.

“These shady open-air rooms offer both a heat buffer for the interior and an outdoor area for relaxing and entertaining.”

Tower of the Miami Design District Studio Gang Architects

The building is due for completion in 2016 and will have 1,800 square meters of retail space on the ground floor and 114 parking spaces.

Studio Gang has not yet announced the title of the project, but is set to be called Sweetbird South Residences.

Tower of the Miami Design District Studio Gang Architects

The new building is one of several in the Miami Design District – a new luxury shopping destination that real estate mogul Craig Robins planned to redevelop. Sou Fujimoto is currently a mall designed for the district.

Other architects working on residential buildings in Miami include BIG, who designed two twisted apartment blocks for Coconut Grove, and OMA, who is working on a tower family.

Zaha Hadid received the building permit for a 215-meter-high skyscraper in the city last year, while Herzog & de Meuron planned a 198-meter-high tower.

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