Workforce Housing, City of Miami
MIAMI21 ATTAINABLE HOUSING DESIGN, COPYRIGHT © 2018 BY WHAA, INC.
1510 SW 27th Avenue,
Architect: WHAA, Inc.
2920 Ponce de Leon Blvd,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Our first Miami workforce housing design, we wanted to create a strikingly beautiful building, respond creatively to Miami21’s strict dimensional requirements for sites adjoining T-3R transect. This 72-unit project is 100% workforce housing. It is in a central, transit-oriented location easily accessible to most of Miami-Dade County. It was important to us that the workforce housing design be attainable to everyone.
The shape of the building, which recedes from the street as it rises, to create a terraced ‘wedding cake’ effect, was dictated by zoning codes. However, we used this requirement to the project’s advantage to create a series of private outdoor garden-like spaces. The shifting planes of the facade also reflect the strictures of the zoning code, turning a necessary requirement into an aesthetically pleasing effect.
Levels one and two contain ground-floor retail, enclosed parking shielded from the street by louvers, and utilities for the building. On level three are four-bedroom units for large families, with expansive private garden terraces, with large trees and foliage. These terraces are meant to simulate private backyards, in the sky.
Levels four and five are split-level, three bedroom units designed to reduce unnecessary corridor space. Levels six and seven combine split-level units with another set of outdoor green terraces. Finally, level eight had the most stringent zoning requirements, so we decided to fill this narrow floor with studio units. The units are very open and airy, with floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies with sweeping views that make up for their relatively small sizes.
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Behind Miami’s success and glowing international popularity, South Florida developed a unique enclave for modernist architecture of the international style.
The style was so unique it was later coined (MiMo), an acronym of “Miami Modernism”.