A rising star in Downtown Miami, the Waldorf Astoria Residences Miami will be the tallest residential building south of New York City, boasting 360 private residences as well as a five-star hotel when it opens in 2025. Its eye-popping glass sculptural tower uniquely consists of nine spiraling, offset cubes. “We differentiated this cube-style architecture by tilting the first cube upward, and from there we offset the other cubes and pushed the top cube out even farther, providing an illusion that the tower is even taller than it is,” says architect Charles Sieger of Sieger Suarez Architects. Interior design firm BAMO aimed to capture the feeling of being up in the sky, selecting a color palette that mimics the different stages of the Miami sky from dawn to dark. The building’s public spaces present a gallery-like feel and will be a sculptural backdrop to a range of art media.
French manufacturer Baccarat is known for its glamorous crystal creations, and now its first collection of residences in Miami, Baccarat Residences Brickell, will open in 2024 with a chiseled glass façade mirroring the Miami River below and the city’s sparkling lights. Interiors blend 18th-century French design and 1930s Art Deco with handcrafted Baccarat crystals gracing nearly every surface. The 360 luxury residences, which include an exclusive selection of penthouses and riverfront villas, will feature private elevators and integrated wellness technology. Residents are treated to a hammam spa, a private screening room, a wine cellar, multiple pools and more.
Once completed in 2024, Selene Oceanfront Residences Fort Lauderdale will boast the tallest towers on Fort Lauderdale Beach, its white-glass exteriors by architect Kobi Karp creating a sculptural effect that reflects the sky, ocean and landscaping from every angle. Interiors by ID & Design International connect residents to the serenity of the nearby water, including reflective blue ceilings and lobby flooring. Retreat to spacious two- or three-bedroom residences and a selection of penthouses with floor-to-ceiling windows, then enjoy resort-style amenities at the Sea View Resort Plaza.