LEED Gold Residences for Miami Design District by Studio Gang Architects

Samuel Nguma
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The Miami Design District will be the recipient of a 14-story residential tower by Studio Gang Architects. Anchored by a ground floor retail street and topped with a residents’ lounge and swimming pool; the tower is set to create an invigorating lifestyle in the neighbourhood.


The tower’s 76 residential units are designed to take advantage of panoramic views of Biscayne Bay. The exterior of the building produces habitable spaces that function as the contemporary “Florida Room” that is local to the surrounding Buena Vista neighbourhood. These shaded, open-air rooms provide both a thermal buffer for the interior and an outdoor space for relaxing and entertaining.


Aiming for LEED Gold Certification the architecture of this residential tower demonstrates Studio Gang’s principle of exo-spatial high-rise design in which the inside extends to the outside in a dynamic spatial arrangement. In addition, its performance features shall include energy-saving solar shading and a rainwater collection system.

Project Information
Architects: Studio Gang Architects
Location: Miami, Florida
Client: Miami Design District Associates, Dacra and L Real Estate
Design Team: Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Mep / Fp: Franyie Engineers
Civil Engineer: Ford Engineers
Landscape Architect: Studio JEFRË
Leed Consultant: Spinnaker Group
Lighting Designer: Lightswitch Architectural
Acoustic Consultant: Threshold Acoustics LLC
Signage & Graphics Consultant: Thirst
Pool Consultant: Aquadynamics Design Group
Life Safety Consultant: Life Safety Services
Area: 15 000 sqm
Status: Design Stage
Photographs: Studio Gang Architects

Samuel Nguma

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Samuel Nguma

Samuel Nguma is an Editor for Archute. He enjoys taking long walks and reading short stories. He is an ardent lover of architecture which he studied at the University of Nairobi.