The SV Apartment was designed to be bold and unique. Located at One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid, this half floor residence sits along the astonishing Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida.
In combination with the organic architecture of the building, the client passion for Music and Arts guided the project concept which visually flows around a dynamic rhythm of solids and voids. The overall design also incorporates a futuristic and technological approach based on the fluid contrast of curves and surfaces.
The Great Room was designed to be a place to entertain guests with a sculptural bar as a centerpiece. The bar’s organic forms embraces the structural column and flows around with the surrounding architecture. The innovation of its design is also reflected by its materiality. Combining parametric design with thermoformed techniques the central bar area stands out as a sculptural focal piece that spreads throughout the living room. Built with Krion solid surface by Porcelanosa Group, the bar was assembled in four different sections and seamlessly finished at the jobsite. The material is ecological being a 100% recyclable and reusable during production cycle. It has also antibacterial properties and is additive free with high chemical resistance, repairable and fire resistant.
The ceiling and lighting design was idealized to reflect the layout configuration, visually separate each space and be eco-friendly. It was designed in two layers of stretched surface which provides durability, low maintenance and recyclability. The technology was also adopted due to its preciseness when working with complex forms, specific angles, and curvatures. The main area is covered by a matte white membrane with focal lighting distribution. A recessed high-gloss grey section has indirect LED cove lighting which not only evokes the futuristic approach but also creates depth and contrast with its reflections. The combination of direct and indirect lighting delivers a dynamic ambiance while bringing warmth and coziness to the design.
Next to bar area and separating the main living room stands a custom designed console. Embracing the curved back of the sofa, it separates living from dining area in a single sculptural piece. Built with a combination of tridimensional printer and laser cut machines, each horizontal shelf has its own curvature to emphasize form and give stability to the piece as support for the curved modular sofa behind it. The living room wall works as a massive projection screen. The media unit was customized to accommodate a built-in laser projector by carving out the piece according to the projection path. Together with a curated selection of furniture mixed with a collection of Art Deco bronze sculptures and crystal pieces, the SV Apartment stands out with its own personality, blending tropical nuances with a high-tech monochromatic theme.