Italian style comes to Miami Beach

Nick Myall
Wednesday 12 Jul 2017

World-renowned Italian master architect Antonio Citterio is designing his first U.S. building

Arte by Antonio Citterio is an oceanfront development with 16 ultra-luxury residences set along the Miami shoreline in Surfside. Designed by Citterio’s firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel - known for designing iconic structures all over the world that include the Bulgari Hotels in Dubai, London, Milan and Bali, and the Mandarin Oriental in Milan -  Arte by Antonio Citterio will boast 170,000 sq ft and span an entire acre of beach-front.

Arte will provide residents with a wide array of luxurious amenities including indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, fitness room, tennis court and golf simulator, and a clubhouse with designated parking across the street. The lush landscaping around the property is by acclaimed landscape designer Enzo Enea, one of the world’s leading landscape architecture firms. The common gardens created by Enea are an extension of the spa facilities at beach level; together they create a succession of opportunities for recreation and relaxation, and facilitate the continuity of the interior and exterior spaces. Sitting in front of the building’s site, is one of renowned American artist Robert Indiana’s iconic ART sculptures. 

For Arte’s design, Citterio was inspired by Miami’s strong architectural heritage - in particular the 1930’s modern style. The building’s contemporary exterior is articulated by a series of expansive terraces, designed for outdoor living and to be used as external rooms. In some cases, the square footage of the balconies rivals the amount of internal space, adding remarkable value and sense of privacy to the residences. For the exterior of the building, Citterio selected Roman travertine and oak, as these materials reflect the sunlight and age well, gaining patina and character with time. To contrast  the light tones of the stone and wood, Citterio incorporated elements of brass into the window framing, and reutilized the building materials in the landscape - in particular the travertine stone - to underline the connection between the landscape and the beach. 

Arte is located in the exclusive neighborhood of Surfside, an enclave nestled between South Beach and Bal Harbour. Surfside has made headlines recently for attracting the world’s top starchitechts including Richard Meier and Renzo Piano who both have designed buildings in the area. The building is currently under construction with completion in 2018. For more information visit http://www.artesurfside.com/

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