Sea breeze: Antonio Citterio takes Miami
An acre of Miami's Surfside is set to transform into Arte, a new development of luxury residential properties designed by Italian architect and designer Antonio Citterio. To celebrate his first building in the US, an iconic ART sculpture by Robert Indiana will be installed at the site during Art Basel.
Comissioned by ASRR and the Süzer Group, the building is settled between the South Beach and Bal Harbour neighbourhood, located at 8955 Collins Avenue. Set for completion in spring 2018, Arte will house 16 luxury residences with ocean views and amenities from a spa to a golf simulator and everything in between.
With a subtly formed pagoda shaped long-view rising up above pool, decks and palms, the building oozes the same sense of luxury that can be tasted at the Bulgari Hotels, Salaino 10 and the Mandarin Oriental in Milan, as well as Orchard Boulevard in Singapore – all of which Citterio is behind.
Ocean views from the Arte residence designed by Antonio Citterio
Alex Sapir, partner at ASRR Capital held absolute confidence in Antonio Citterio and his partner Patricia Viel: 'We knew they would be the perfect fit,' he says. 'Our project needed to have a sense of exclusivity and elegance with the ability to offer great amenities that few projects in Miami have offered.'
The layers construction of concrete and glass reflects a timeless Miami modernism, similar to the iconic aluminium sheets used in Indiana’s bold typographic sculptures, which have become timeless icons – he started the ART series in 1972 in a series of drawings which then evolved into sculptural objects. The artwork in its situ on site is a celebration of timeless and iconic design.
Citterio, who has work in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Centre Georges Pompidou, will also be turning his eye to the interiors at Arte in collaboration with Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design and Enzo Enea will head up the landscape design.