Miami, FL


Pinetree — A Residential Typology to Fight Climate Change

Pinetree is a waterfront single family residence in Miami Beach, Florida designed to combat sea level rise as a response to climate change. The 7,800 SF+ house is a focused response to an urgent issue, which Miami Beach has addressed by raising its streets by two feet.

Working through the CMB's 'Understory Ordinance' (modeled on Stiltsville and Herzog and De Meuron's Perez Art Museum), the two story house is built up on a planted raised plinth and discretized in two volumes ~ the lower one on the street setback, the higher one on the water side to form a courtyard party, a distinct back yard and a below ground lush entrance.

Project Data
7,867 SF
Two Stories w/Understory

Shou Sugi Ban, Board-formed Concrete, Corten Steel & Teak Coverings

Project Location
Miami Beach, Florida

Project Team
Juan Azulay, Creative Director
Evan Robertson
Vera Teles
Sylvia Pawlowska
Jorge VasquezBruce Cummings

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Miami Beach, FL, US