The initial catalyst of the project came from the client’s desire to create an ambience similar to a hotel. The procession through the spaces is mapped by a horizontally articulated wall that takes the inhabitant from the entrance, past the wine room into more private areas in the condominium. This passage of time and space is spatially visible through the wrapping of the wall, on the floor plan. The living room was a primary space used to illustrate the idea behind the design.
The entirety of the project is reflected in high quality materials and a rich color palette, similar to that of high end hotels the client has visited throughout the world. Having requested the comfort of a lived-in space but also reflecting the sense of grandiose, elegant hotel, ODP created several design articulations that echoes this initial idea.
The itinerary wall (mentioned previously) takes you through a series of spaces. These spaces become increasingly more private with the procession of time. The first monolithic move is the heavy custom design lamp fixture that hangs low, within a high ceiling in the living room. This gesture creates the intimacy of a quant space within a lavish room. The client can have guest over, in a space paired with a spectacular view unparalleled by condominium towers in the city of Miami.
The living room shares an open space with the connected by a circular shark tank to a fully-equipped kitchen. This shark tank exists as a detracting element to create a positive room divider/wall. The color and material palette within both rooms work transversely but were distinctly chosen to illustrate a change in character, function and task in the two spaces. A figural walnut wood with clear stain was used to compliment the tones in the natural stone backsplash of the kitchen. The upper cabinets were designed with glass doors and no back panel so that the tone could run behind and be viewed from the outside.