Project: "Miami Blue"
Company:Luca Andrisani Architects
Designer(s): Luca Andrisani Architect, United States
Category: Interior Design, Professional
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Entry Description: This two bedroom apartment renovation took place in a building called Oceanside Plaza, built in 1967 in the Millionaire’s Row neighborhood of Miami, Florida. The building’s architect was Morris Lapidus, famous for the Fontainebleau Hotel and identified by theatrical designs and curving exteriors. Despite this reputation, the apartment’s interior was rigid with two closed bedrooms on each side of a central small living room. This renovation’s primary act was to open up the space using two 12’ wide pocket doors in place of walls. This allows the vacation residence to be used as a studio, one bedroom, or two bedroom. The result is a flexible and flowing space where all rooms enjoy wide angle oceanfront views. Even the master bathroom and closet were reconfigured to connect to the bedroom via a door-less entry and glass display shelving. Linking all spaces to the balcony are hand painted blue ceramic tiles designed by architect-designer Giň Ponti. This color scheme extends the 1040 square foot enclosed space to the Miami blue ocean.

About the Designer/Company
Luca Andrisani began his education at the famed La Sapienza University in Rome. After graduating with Honors, he completed a Masters Degree in Architecture from The Royal Institute in Sweden. In Europe, Luca worked for the Pritzker Prize winning team of Herzog and De Meuron in Basel, Switzerland where he worked on projects such as Prada in Tokyo, Japan and Montevarchi, Italy. In the USA Luca worked for Rafael Vinoly and Peter Marino Architect where he led projects for some of the world’s most exclusive, high-end labels, such as Louis Vuitton, Fendi, and Dior. Luca has designed, managed, and detailed numerous architecture and interior design projects for retail, commercial and residential clients. He has worked on a vast range of projects ranging in size from a 400 square foot apartment interior in New York City to a 60,000 square foot residence in Italy. Luca currently holds registrations in New York and Italy and a LEED Green Associate certification.