The Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach, arguably the most extreme adaptive use residential project that South Florida has ever seen, is finished. The transformation from its former life as a hospital, by Italian designer Piero Lissoni, is practically unbelievable. Additionally, a comprehensive arts program gives the building an added visual interest.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences is one of the most complicated and interesting adaptive use projects to ever come to Miami Beach. A radical transformation of an old and decrepit hospital into some very impressive new housing, it's finally finished.
The Related Companies, the New York-based developer of the massive Hudson Yards in New York, and sister company to the Related Group, that Miami-based megadeveloper, is bringing a few substantial new projects to Downtown West Palm Beach. On May 16th the Related Companies broke ground on 360 Rosemary, an upscale office building adjacent to the Virgin train station, and concurrently to that they announced 575 Rosemary, a mixed use tower, and One Flagler, another office building, heading for the area.
For a long time, Surfside was a small, approachable little town by the sea. Yes, it was home to one of Miami's few old bastions of faded aristocracy known as the Surf Club, and the entrance to Indian Creek Village, the island-sized escape where literally all of the approximately fifty homes are in the $10 million+ range. Oh, and it also always butted right up against the uber-deluxe Bal Harbour Village. Yet, Surfside has always been modest; much more like Miami Beach's North Beach neighborhood, directly to the south, than anything else adjacent to it. That is until now. When the Surf Club was bought out by the Four Seasons and redone in grand style, that gigantic and extremely high-end project led a torrent of new ultra-luxury development in the area.
Miami-based architecture firm Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe has shared the latest aerial shots of their almost-complete expansion of the Turnberry Isles Resort in Aventura, a project that will include a 16-story tower containing 325 new hotel guest rooms, 96,073 sf banquet hall space and 32,471 sf office space.
YotelPad Miami, the combination condo and hotel tower coming to Downtown Miami under the Yotel brand, has released updated interior renderings of its 231 residential units. (The building will also have 222 traditional hotel rooms) The close-to-micro-unit condos are characterized by their compact and efficient square footages (somehow they squeeze two bedroom units into 700 square feet, for example) and for having zero rental restrictions. Short term, long term, you name it.
The Yotel hotel chain is known for its amenities that combine futuristic technology with a certain amount of cuteness. YotelPad Miami, a combo hotel/residential Yotel under construction just introduced its own techy thing: three robot butlers named Lulu.
The Related Group's SLS Lux Brickell was recently completed. Here's a sneak peek inside. Of course it's flashy and gorgeous, and huge, and similar (perhaps too similar) to many of Related's other projects.
Downtown Miami is full of shiny new condo towers, but Downtown Fort Lauderdale is the land of the rental tower. There's Icon Las Olas. There's the New River Yacht Club. Then of course just to the north of Broward Boulevard, Flagler Village is incredibly rental-driven. Yet another one has hit the floor, this time south of the New River, with an expected groundbreaking of Q4 2018. So, late next year. Check it out: