Architecture

Yacht-inspired luxury tower makes a splash in Miami

Yacht-inspired luxury tower ma...
Una Residences' apartments will offer views of Biscayne Bay, as well as the Atlantic Ocean and Miami skyline
Una Residences' apartments will offer views of Biscayne Bay, as well as the Atlantic Ocean and Miami skyline
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Una Residences' apartments will offer views of Biscayne Bay, as well as the Atlantic Ocean and Miami skyline
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Una Residences' apartments will offer views of Biscayne Bay, as well as the Atlantic Ocean and Miami skyline
A home in Una Residences will cost between $1.9 and $7.4 million, with the penthouses fetching up to $21.6 million
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A home in Una Residences will cost between $1.9 and $7.4 million, with the penthouses fetching up to $21.6 million
Una Residences will contain a total 135 apartments over 47 floors
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Una Residences will contain a total 135 apartments over 47 floors
Una Residences' amenities include three swimming pools, a fitness center, spa, children's area, and a media room
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Una Residences' amenities include three swimming pools, a fitness center, spa, children's area, and a media room
Una Residences' overall shape is inspired by Italian yacht maker Riva
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Una Residences' overall shape is inspired by Italian yacht maker Riva
Una Residences is due to be completed in 2023
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Una Residences is due to be completed in 2023
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Construction recently began on a new tower by AS+GG (Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill), the firm behind the Jeddah Tower. Named Una Residences, it will have an unusual nautical-inspired design and provide well-heeled residents with luxurious apartments on Miami's waterfront.

Una Residences is located in Miami's Brickell neighborhood. The building will rise to a total height of 579 ft (176 m) and is inspired by Italian yacht maker Riva's yachts, both in terms of its exterior and interior design.

"Una's subtly undulating surface and strong silhouette stands proud at the water's edge," says Adrian Smith Design Partner, AS+GG." We drew inspiration from the elegant shape and opulent materials used in classic yacht design – particularly the beautifully lacquered wood, exposed materials, and stainless-steel connections found on the Italian-made yacht, the Riva. Carefully crafted and detailed and meticulously designed, it is elegant and relaxing. Its primary goal is to relate well and add to the beauty of Miami and the wonderful lifestyle this city is so well known for."

Una Residences will comprise 47 floors and contain 135 apartments boasting views of Biscayne Bay, as well as the Atlantic Ocean and Miami skyline. The homes will range from two to five bedrooms, plus two ultra-exclusive penthouse suites that each boast a private pool. If you'd like to snag a pad for yourself, they are priced from US$1.9 to $7.4 million, with the penthouse suites fetching up to $21.6 million, which is roughly in line with Zaha Hadid's One Thousand Museum, also in Miami.

Una Residences is due to be completed in 2023
Una Residences is due to be completed in 2023

For that kind of eye-watering expense, you'll get floor-to-ceiling windows, large outdoor terraces, luxury interiors with high-end materials, and amenities that include three swimming pools, a fitness center, spa, children's area, a media room, and 24-hour concierge service. Residents will also receive access to the exclusive Grand Bay Club nearby.

The building is slated for completion in 2023 and is being developed by OKO Group and Cain International. Enea Landscape Architecture will also be handling landscaping duties.

Sources: AS+GG, Una Residences

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4 comments
paul314
Soon to be accessible only by boat. Do people buy apartments like this to live in, or just to brag about?
guzmanchinky
Uhhh, didn't they read the article in Reuters yesterday about how Florida water front properties are starting to devalue by as much as 25% because of eventual sea level rise? Even if the sea level only rides 3 or 4 feet the fresh water supply for the state will begin to be ruined. Not sure I would buy anything in that state right now. It is beautiful there though, but I would rent...
buzzclick
For people with money to burn? Sea level rise will take time, like 20-30 years, so buy now and enjoy, but when you try to sell your investment in 2030 you're gonna take a hit. Nice design though.
Aross
Disgusting! Considering the poverty in the world, including North America and Florida this catering to the 1 percenters has to stop.