Inside luxe Zaha Hadid Miami skyscraper
January 29, 2020 - Miami
One Thousand Museum, Zaha Hadid’s first and only residential skyscraper in the United States, has been fully unveiled in new photography — including the first shots of its interior.
The 62-story tower, with 84 half-and full-floor residences, houses a wealth of luxury amenities including a multimedia theater, an aquatic center with an indoor pool, and even a private bank vault.
The project takes its name from its location opposite Museum Park, and offers views across Biscayne Bay towards Miami Beach.
It rises 700 feet (210 metres) high and has glass facades encased by a curvaceous "exoskeleton" that comprises 5,000 pieces of lightweight glass-fibre-reinforced concrete.
The exterior formwork curves at the corners of the building to form balconies for residences on the lower levels, and then traces sinuous lines higher up that "tuck" in other terraces.
While the curvaceous forms are typical of Zaha Hadid's style, the exterior was devised to respond to the weather conditions of Miami which is prone to hurricanes.
At the base, these structures widen and splay out to form "rigid tubes" that are "highly resistant" to demanding wind loads, according to Zaha Hadid Architects.
Eighty-three residences are located in the condo tower in a variety of layouts, from four townhouse-style properties to 70 half-floor apartments, eight duplex penthouses that occupy entire floors and one penthouse.
Six of the residences have been completed and fitted out by furniture brands Artefacto, B&B Italia, Roche Bobois, Luxury Living Group and Meridiani.
Roughly 64% of the luxury residences have been sold since sales began in 2013, according to the programmer.
The remainder are selling for about $ 5 million to get a half-floor home to upwards of $25 million to get a complete flooring.
Source : Design Boom
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