Antonio Citterio’s first US building is inspired by Miami Beach’s 1930s heritage

Located in Miami, the striking new Arte building brings Italian architect Antonio Citterio's style and finesse to America’s luxury residential market

Aerial view of the Arte façade, pool and landscaping
Aerial view of the Arte façade, pool and landscaping.
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Italian architect Antonio Citterio has opened the doors to the first residence at Arte, his first US building. The 12 storey residential building in the shape of an abstract pagoda brings 16 new residences to the sought-after oceanfront location.

Inspired by Miami Beach’s 1930s modern architectural heritage, the majestic building is layered with terraces, sliding glass doors and Roman travertine. The striking façade is defined by the gridded bronze Schuco window system designed by Citterio in collaboration with Miami based architect Kobi Karp.

Antonio Citterio Arte building

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While this is his first residential project, Citterio has levelled up the luxury experience of Arte to the design seen at Bulgari hotels in Dubai, London, Milan and Bali, and the Mandarin Oriental in Milan. Citterio selected material finishes with interior designer Wade Hallock, who names Matthew McConaughey and numerous Forbes 400 list climbers as his clients. The pair chose Roman travertine, bronze, Cenere oak and honed Byron marble. Then, Hallock, and his team at Hallock Design, furnished the first three-bedroom, 4,302 sq ft home with Brazilian design pieces and a neutral colour palette.

From the 2,300 sq ft terrace, landscaping by Enzo Enea surrounds Arte, creating a layer of green space, outdoor pool and palms before the beach and the ocean beyond. Arte also offers residents an indoor swimming pool, rooftop tennis court, and fitness centre, plus additional options such as a resident’s lounge and catering kitchen.

Terrace with ocean view

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Arte Facade

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Arte Surfside interior

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Interior and window

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Facade from below

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Harriet Thorpe is a writer, journalist and editor covering architecture, design and culture, with particular interest in sustainability, 20th-century architecture and community. After studying History of Art at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and Journalism at City University in London, she developed her interest in architecture working at Wallpaper* magazine and today contributes to Wallpaper*, The World of Interiors and Icon magazine, amongst other titles. She is author of The Sustainable City (2022, Hoxton Mini Press), a book about sustainable architecture in London, and the Modern Cambridge Map (2023, Blue Crow Media), a map of 20th-century architecture in Cambridge, the city where she grew up.

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