Miami Developers Get Artistic

Eighty Seven Park

Eighty Seven Park is architect Renzo Piano’s first residential project in the United States. His beachfront building naturally brings together architecture and design with Miami’s landscape, embracing the adjacent 35-acre park and ocean in North Beach. Created in close collaboration with Rena Dumas Architecture Intérieure in Paris, and landscape firm West 8 in Rotterdam, the condominiums offer fluid designs, 70 homes brimming with imagination and unique craftsmanship. “It is an honor to be working alongside some of the greatest talents our industry has ever seen,” said David Martin, President of Terra, the development firm in South Florida behind Eighty Seven Park, which is focused on creating sustainable, design-oriented communities. “We’ve always strived to construct projects that will have a positive impact on their surroundings and the people who live there. Eighty Seven Park is no exception, a residential retreat that will bring a dynamic energy to the environment.” Eighty Seven Park Residences has also teamed up with Cuban artists Isabel and Ruben Toledo for the project. The artistic power-duo created the illustrations for all of the branding and are even set to design the staff uniforms.

Oceana Bal Harbour

Back in December 2016, Argentinian art mogul and real estate developer Eduardo Costantini unveiled the museum-worthy art collection at his luxury residential development, Oceana Bal Harbour. The collection, on view in the residence’s north and south lobbies, is composed of master works by internationally-acclaimed contemporary artists Jeff Koons, Callum Innes, An Te Liu, Jorge Mendez Blake, Taryn Simon, Juan Usle, and Garth Weiser. “My philosophy in real estate as well as in collecting art is to have the best,” Costantini, chairman of Consultatio Real Estate, said in a statement. “In all of my projects, prime location, five-star service, innovative design and the latest technology are all a must. Likewise, in collecting works of art, I choose only some pieces—the most important—by a given artist in hopes that those surrounded by the works experience more personal contact with art in their daily lives.” The Koons debut was one of the most expensive art installations in a residential complex, featuring the artist’s larger-than-life sculptures “Seated Ballerina” and “Pluto and Proserpina.” It’s truly a sight to see.

Privé at Island Estates

Privé Island, the last buildable island in South Florida and home to two luxury residential towers, recently unveiled its contemporary art collection, which will now adorn the residences’ two palatial lobbies. The collection is composed of masterpieces by artists Ross Bleckner, Shay Kun, Thomas Swanston, and Matthew Harding. It was the growing global enthusiasm for contemporary art that inspired the blue-chip collection, curated by Kipton Cronkite and Julia Chi. Interior designer Interiors by Steven G also helped bring Privé developer Daniel Lebensohn’s concept and vision to life. Here, each lobby has a distinct art discipline and identity that complements the surrounding natural elements, evoking tranquil sensations through different art forms. The art program, a core of the project, was created to have a cultural impact on both the living environment and spaces. “Art has become an essential component of luxury living,” noted Daniel Lebensohn of BH3, Privé’s opportunistic real estate and development firm. “So we put together a program that encompasses commissioned pieces by some of the world’s most renowned artists, as well as up-and-coming artists, [who] have a personal impact in the world of architecture and the world’s natural elements.”