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Giorgio Armani and Cesar Design the Face of Luxury Living

Italian fashion Icon Giorgio Armani has worked with Argentine-American architect César Pelli to complete a luxury residential skyscraper in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida.

Pelli Clarke Pelli, the firm founded by the Pelli who died last year aged 92, designed the Residences by Armani/Casa tower, and Armani’s interior design studio Armani/Casaoversaw the interiors, including amenities and residences.

A project of Related Group and Dezer Development, the tower overseas Sunny Isles Beach, a city in northeast Miami-Dade County. The Atlantic Ocean is to the east and views of the Intracoastal Waterway are to the west.”This building is a love letter to South Florida from Giorgio Armani and César Pelli, and now stands as a landmark for design as striking as it is thoughtful,” said Jon Paul Perez, executive vice president at Related Group.

Pelli Clarke Pelli made the most of the water vistas when he designed the 649-foot glass tower by placing it at an angle towards the ocean. The tower has a curved front and chamfered shorter edges that gradually extend outwards towards the top.

Each residential floor contains a wrapped by balcony in order to provide an extensive outdoor experience.

Photograph by Federica Bottoli

Spacious three and four-bedroom apartments “are designed to include ‘flow-thru’ terraces facing both east and west, allowing sunset and sunrise views,” according to Pelli Clarke Pelli.

The design also caters a raised outdoor pool deck and a series of cabanas that stagger down towards the ocean.

Photograph by Federica Bottoli

Resident can bask in the luxurious amenities on offer including a gym, a bar and restaurant, a “club-inspired game room” and a spa, all of which are designed by Armani/Casa.

While the design icon Armani is illustrious for his fashion labels and designs globally, his interiors studio has completed a number of projects such as the Armani Hotels in Dubai and Milan. Residences by Armani/Casa marks the first project in the US.

Photograph by Federica Bottoli

 

Golden, bronze and green tones are used throughout the interiors, as shown by the decor of the curved entrance area.

In the restaurant, translucent curtains cover the floor-to-ceiling windows and glossy stone flooring contain green curves reminiscent of the tower’s shape. Wooden dining chairs with bronze-coloured legs have green leather lining to pick up this detail.

Photograph by Federica Bottoli

Green-toned cabinetry endows storage in the temperature automated wine cellar and curves around a black table.The lounge has wooden flooring, plant-covered wallpaper, and cream sofa with cushions printed with Armani branding.

A children’s room, a movie theatre, private cigar room and are among the other facilities that occupy two floors of amenities.

Photograph by Federica Bottoli

The suites are complete with kitchen cabinetry designed by Armani/Dada, a collaborative brand by Italian design group Molteni&C and Armani.

 The master bedrooms feature an Armani/Dada marble sink, and bathrooms are finished with a sink and tub designed by Armani/Roca, which’ll make you feel like a king.

Aside from these finishes, residences are left “designer ready” so they can be designed by owners. Furniture brand Artefacto has fitted out two turn-key homes in the property.

In addition to this tower, the Miami-Dade County beachfront is peppered with residential high-rises designed by well-known firms.

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