Location: Miami, Florida, USA
Client: Rowland Coffee Roasters / Gansevoort Hotel South
Collaborators: Peter Nedev, Elizabeth Cardona, Cristina Canton, Nikolay Nedev, Mauricio Gonzalez
Consultants: Popov Engineers, Inc. (MEP), Don Shakelford (Structural)
Contractor: RCC Construction
Project year: 2008
Photographs: Michael Stavaridis
The project is an interior build-out at the Gansevoort Hotel South in Miami Beach. The design seeks to emphasize the proportions of the shell by juxtaposing two distinct volumes.
The space is divided longitudinally into a compressed mezzanine which contains the service areas, and a double-height volume which is defined by a wall of metal coffee cans. This strategy generates additional leasable square footage, while engaging the party wall condition through the use of side-diffused, artificial illumination.