Combining a hint of traditional charm with modern aesthetics a series of single-pitch roofs in alternating direction ensure that each room of the house receives ample natural light while being protected from the harsh summer heat.
The key: turning to a semi-buried structure. The exceptional residence designed by OYO Architects has an open plan living area on the top level that sits just above ground while the private spaces are nestled underneath.
Different finishes used throughout the house include Western Red Cedar for smart decorative features a splash of marble to spice up the kitchen island polished oak that shapes the unmistakable dining table that sits next to the central kitchen island and rosewood timber that adorns the custom windows. Add to this the unique pattern and dazzle of the iconic David Trubridge pendants and you have a home that is both exquisite and exclusive with a refined contemporary sheen.
The distinct exterior of the home is achieved using and dark-anodized aluminum allowing the Pleated House to interact with the changing light and shadows that are caused by the forest that engulfs it. Add to it a gorgeous green roof and the connection between the forest and the house is complete!
Sitting on the 9th and 10th floors of an oceanfront building the two-story penthouse epitomizes the glitz glam and affluence of life in Miami as its expansive interior rooftop deck and infinity pool offer a hangout that is simply irresistible.
This is a house that is dictated by top-notch acoustic and quality and those who crafted it spent considerable time researching architectural acoustics and the specific solutions that would work in this busy and at times frantic resort town.
The lower level of the home contains the kitchen dining and living spaces (as is the norm in most homes) with folding and sliding glass doors connecting these areas with the garden.