Various residential interior architecture projects at Aqua respond and anchor the residences to the island’s unique tropical qualities.
A stair in one unit is designed utilizing a panel system developed by Erwin Hauer, which evokes the grille blocks of the 1950’s in Florida. This element which was typically used as a screen to define exterior spaces creates an ambiguous spatial condition in the interior stair hall.
In another project, the beautiful panoramic view of the bay and of Miami Beach defined the design strategy. The view coupled with the art collector clients desire to have a flexible space for entertaining, suggested that the furniture and built-ins be designed as a landscape that do not obstruct the Miami skyline beyond. The unusual shape of the living and dining room served as an opportunity to develop a non traditional seating layout where the furniture is placed in groupings and can be moved depending on the entertainment requirements. The light fixtures float like buoys in the space and are also designed to swivel and be adaptable to different conditions.