Ice was designed for a site on Melbourne Beach, FL. This project won the AIA, Ft. Lauderdale Chapter “Excellence in Design” award in 2005. This project is a site specific response to restrictive zoning, set back and ocean view corridor regulations. To maximize the usage of the tight, trapezoidal shaped lot, the programmatic spaces were lifted one story and parking placed on the ground floor of
the building. Through careful manipulation of the building form, the design brief’s request for at least half the units to have an ocean view was exceeded with 21 of the 23 having a view of the Atlantic. The exterior façade’s composition is a layering of solid and void elements that depicts the hierarchy of interior spaces volumetrically upon the facades. The open living spaces are served by large corner terraces with sunshades that appear to be reaching toward the ocean to further enhance the link between the structure and its natural views.