Villa in Key Biscayne- Miami Florida USA

Villa RL in Key Biscayne area of Miami, Florida is one of many projects of Studio Delrosso’ in the United States. “The entire home is conceived as a compact white unit fended vertically with bands of glazing, partially concealed by the overlap of jutting panels that scatter the continuity, creating the impression of a discontinuous surface enclosed only in glass.” As in other cases, the poetics of the construction pivot on the plot of land itself, which in this case was not particularly favorable. Characterizing the east/west border is a surface of solid walls conceived as panels suspended shy of the base to generate a sense of “floating” above the ground. This format yields at the centre with a vertical window section on the two east/west sides, a sort of glazed gallery shielded by two existing palm trees. The day area extends northwards, looking onto the swimming-pool area. The overall site plan covers around 450 square meters and consists of a ground storey with living-room and guest suite, whereas the family’s private area of three suites is housed on the upper storey.

Photo credits: Claudia Uribe