[STRANG] Architecture

[STRANG] Architecture

Miami, FL | Fort Lauderdale, FL | Sarasota, FL


Bass Residence

Located directly adjacent to Biscayne Bay, the Bass Residence underscores [STRANG]'s continued exploration with the concept of a floating, rectilinear frame. The exposure to hurricane storm surges required that the home be raised substantially above the existing grade. This results in an impressive architectural composition where the frame acts as a third-level volume that protrudes beyond the level below. The frame itself is offset in two different axes while also expressing variable thicknesses. 

A massive pier of exposed concrete vertically penetrates and effectively anchors the home’s two upper levels. This pier is accompanied by two smaller exposed concrete ‘fins’ that serve as additional structural supports. These ‘fins’ also effectively modulate and randomize the walls of glass facing the bay. 

As one of Miami's most future-ready houses, with striking interior design by Margaret Marquez, the home’s notable resilient design and high-tech integrations by HEDsouth encompass automated lighting, shades, audio/visual, music, climate, security and more. Taken together, all of these elements allow for a sophisticated and modern assemblage with grand perspectives of the Biscayne Bay.

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Status: Built
Location: Coconut Grove, FL, US
Firm Role: Architecture and Landscape Design
Additional Credits: TEAM: Jason Adams, Maria Ascoli, Benjamin Hale, Adrian Heid, Evelyn Gavilondo, Max Strang
INTERIORS: Margaret Marquez Interiors
BUILDER: Tre Leoni Construction, SDG Builders
PHOTOGRAPHER: Claudio Manzoni