The Brickell Harbor project is located along the inter-coastal waterway of Miami-FL. The unit has its North facade facing the water and the East facade allowing for a partial view of the same. The client communicated that one of her goals was to maximize the views of the water, since this is her vacation home and a place to relax. A second goal for this project was to take advantage of natural lighting to illuminate the unit as much as possible. Another challenge to be addressed is that the client likes to cook while entertaining but the current kitchen plan is isolated from the living spaces, therefore the proposed scheme has to provide a plan with a better visual/physical connection between the kitchen and the living room. Since this condo unit is the client””s vacation home, she expressed a preference for a Zen/Asian design aesthetic with simple geometry and natural materials.
Assembling the Team
For Brickell Harbor, BC3 has assembled a team of architects and interior designers to tackle the interior architecture challenges. The team members working on this project are:
Patricia S. Borba
Building Center No. 3 starts examining ideas to solve the project””s challenges. The concept of an open kitchen adjacent to the living spaces begins to develop. The proposed kitchen plan would allow the client to cook while also entertaining her family and guests as she desires. As for maximizing natural lighting, the team studies the idea of using a translucent material on some of the walls and doors between the bedroom and living area to allow natural light to penetrate deeper in the interior spaces. The project””s Interior Designer Jahmairi Sainz and Senior Designer Claudia Aravena, research on materials and finishes that support the clients wishes for a zen and relaxing atmosphere. After the required research, Brickell Harbor begins to further develop its concepts.
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