Shaped mostly by the strict design guidelines of the downtown Fort Lauderdale area,
this waterfront residential building is continually debating with the city to put in practice
more and more sustainable strategies for tropical weather, promoting less energy
consumption and more outdoor living for a culture which has evolved to be air-
The long overhangs will be Its most important manifestation about sustainability and the
main attractive for its presence in the urban context. The freedom of working on a
quake-free environment made stylized and thinner slabs possible but also gave the
building a lot of flexibility to organize its floorplan and to distribute mechanical, plumbing
and electrical lines throughout.
It became clear from start that units needed to have openings towards both the road front and the river, so cross ventilation as well as sunrise and sunset light were achieved.
Location: Fort Lauderdale, United States