2016 Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects design award winning project.
Breathtaking ocean views accentuated with shimmering city lights and ocean air serve as the main attraction for this Key Biscayne penthouse terrace. The 1,500 square-foot terrace wraps around the penthouse apartment with panoramic views of the ocean to the east, downtown Miami to the north and Biscayne Bay to the west.
The terrace is organized using horizontal and vertical hardscape elements. The materials used include sand stone, travertine stone and porcelain wood tile.
The plants selected are highly salt and wind tolerant, but also sculptural in form. Each planter is anchored with one specimen plant. Selection included Satakentia Palm, a rare palm from the southern islands of Japan with an incredible burgundy colored crown shaft, and Jata Palm from Cuba with sculptural triangular-shaped frond.
In this project planting and hardscape fuse together to create an intimate garden terrace framing the magnificent views.
Provided landscape architecture and planning services for the entire project including planting, hardscape, lighting & irrigation.