Regalia by Arquitectonica

Regalia

Regalia
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The Inspiration
The building’s imagery is interpretative. Some say the undulating surfaces recall ocean waves, their movement and form frozen: cool yet friendly; regular yet random; geometric yet soft. Others see the tower as organic, like a rock crystal shaped by ocean breezes, eroded into a natural form. Water and wind shape this architecture.

Regalia
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The Building
The tower rises slender and sculptural. A rectangular glass prism houses the functional requirements. Its transparent surfaces connect inside and outside, linking the occupants with the surrounding environment. Its orthogonal geometry creates elegant, serene, classical, zen-like spaces. Each floor is wrapped by a sensuously undulating terrace.

Regalia
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The resulting walk-around veranda protects the glass surfaces from the sun as in traditional Florida homes. It is this walk-around veranda that shapes the architecture. Its glass balustrade forms the horizontal bands, which, as they change from floor to floor, create a sculpture called Regalia. A 46-story condominium, 484’-9” tall with 39 condominium units, one per floor, each unit 8,435 SF (6,283 AC SF) plus two 16,068 SF (12,566 AC SF) penthouse units at levels 3&4 (lower) and 42 & 43 (upper).

Regalia
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The Gym Deck is on lever 44 and Sun Deck on 45. The tower rises slender and sculptural. A rectangular glass prism houses the functional requirements; its transparent surfaces connect inside and outside, linking the occupants with the surrounding environment. The orthogonal geometry creates classical Zen spaces – elegant, serene. Each floor is wrapped by a sensuously undulating terrace.

Regalia
Image © Arquitectonica

The resulting walk-around veranda protects the glass surfaces from the sun as was common in traditional Florida homes. It is this walk-around veranda that shapes the architecture. Its glass balustrade forms the horizontal bands, which, as they change from floor to floor, create the sculptural form.

Regalia
Image © Arquitectonica

With the little shifts of surface the shadow changes. Without that you wouldn’t feel the depth. Each veranda is different like each yard would be different. Inside is very Miesian – nothing curved, a glass box. Rooms are series of planes and every room has natural light. No interior space without light. Even dressing rooms. In theory you don’t need artificial light until nighttime. Source by Regalia.

Regalia
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Location: Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, USA
Architects: Arquitectonica
Principal: Bernardo Fort-Brescia
Year: 2015
Images: Arquitectonica, Courtesy of Regalia

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