Sea breeze: Antonio Citterio takes Miami
Israel and New York-based luxury real estate development firm ASRR and and Istanbul-based Süzer Group have teamed up with architect Antonio Citterio on a series of oceanfront condominiums (pictured far right in render) in Surfside, set to complete in early 2018
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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

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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.

Facade Beach Visualization

The long-view of the complex which will offer 16 residences

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Sea breeze: Antonio Citterio takes Miami

To mark the announcement, Robert Indiana's ART sculpture will be on view at the site of Arte for the duration of Art Basel Miami Beach

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For more information, visit the Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners website and the Arte website

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.