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Residences by Armani Casa – a Design Collaboration Between Giorgio Armani and Cesar Pelli – Deserves a Curtain Call

July 7, 2020 by Lucas Lechuga

Residences by Armani Casa aerial photo

Last week, I visited the recently completed Residences by Armani Casa and was thoroughly impressed by its design, quality, and views. As you will see from the photos below, Residences by Armani Casa, with its well-celebrated cast, is a head-turner deserving of a curtain call. Delivered this past December, the 56-story skyscraper was co-developed by Dezer Development and Related Group and co-designed by world-renowned architect César Pelli and iconic fashion designer Giorgio Armani. Pelli designed the tower itself and its floor plans while Armani handled the design of the building's common area spaces. As if that collaboration weren't enough, acclaimed landscape architect Enzo Enea added the finishing touches with a well-manicured design of the building's pool deck and grounds.

The Tower - Designed by César Pelli

exterior view of Residences by Armani Casa

Residences by Armani Casa is a 649-foot, all-glass tower located in Sunny Isles Beach at 18975 Collins Avenue. It was designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli, an architecture firm founded by the late César Pelli. Pelli, an Argentine architect who died last year at the age of 92, is best remembered for designing the iconic Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur and the World Financial Center in New York City. To Miamians, he is perhaps better known for designing the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Miami.

As you will see from the photos above and below, Residences by Armani Casa is angled in such a way as to best capture the breathtaking vistas which surround it. The tower offers majestic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, and city skyline. Residences by Armani Casa is capped off by two duplex penthouses, each with over 5,600 interior square feet plus a rooftop terrace with a private pool and summer kitchen. Non-penthouse residences have 10-foot-high ceilings with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and 10-foot deep balconies with glass railings.

Residences by Armani Casa has 308 condo residences comprised of two-, three-, and four-bedroom residences plus two penthouse residences, each with five bedrooms. The kitchens are outfitted with Armani Dada designed cabinetry, best-in-class appliances by Wolf and Sub-Zero, Armani Roca designed sinks and faucets, and elegant imported stone countertops and glass backsplashes while the master baths feature marble stone floors and walls, full-stone-cladded vanity and stone countertops, a high-performance Toto Neorest toilet with integrated bidget technology, and a spa-inspired shower with Armani Roca wall-mounted handheld spray and large rain shower. In a subsequent post, I will share photos of a jaw-dropping four-bedroom model unit that was designed by Artefacto.

aerial view of Armani Casa Residences in Sunny Isles Beach

aerial view of the pool deck at Armani Casa Residences

drone photo of the pool deck at Residences by Armani Casa Residences

driveway entrance to Residences by Armani Casa

water views from Residences by Armani Casa

Residences by Armani Casa penthouse views

ocean and city views from Armani Casa Residences

Atlantic Ocean views from Armani Casa Residences

ocean and city views from Armani Casa penthouse

exterior photo of Armani Casa Residences

The Amenities and Common Area Spaces - Designed by Giorgio Armani

Residences by Armani Casa lobby
Lobby Reception Desk

The amenities and common area spaces at Residences by Armani Casa were designed by Giorgio Armani's interior design studio Armani/Casa. Although Residences by Armani Casa is the studio's first project in the United States, in the Eastern Hemisphere, Armani/Casa is well-reputed for its design of the Armani Hotels in Milan and Dubai. Clad in gold, green, and bronze tones, the common areas spaces at Residences by Armani Casa are a welcome change from the sterile, all-white decors for which Miami is all but known. Combined with Armani's high attention to detail and high-quality craftsmanship, the rich colors create an atmosphere of dignified opulence.

The amenities at Residences by Armani include an oceanfront terrace with infinity-edge swimming pool, hot tub, and poolside food and beverage service; a state-of-the-art fitness center overlooking the Atlantic Ocean; a yoga studio with Pilates equipment; a private restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating and in-residence delivery; a two-story spa with indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, beauty salon, and his and hers sauna and steam room; a coffee bar; a cigar room; a temperature- and humidity-controlled wine cellar; a game room with pool table; a children's playroom; and full-service concierge. Additionally, residents of the building enjoy beach amenities, including food and beverage service, towels, and chaise lounges.

Armani Casa lobby lounge
Lobby Lounge

Armani Casa Restaurant
Armani Casa Restaurant

Armani Casa movie theater
Movie Theater

Armani Casa fitness center
Fitness Center

fitness center view ocean views
Fitness Center

yoga room with pilates equipment at Armani Casa Residences
Yoga Studio with Pilates Equipment

infinity-edge pool at Armani Casa Residences
Infinity-Edge Pool

spa entrance at Armani Casa Residences
Spa Entrance

beauty salon at Armani Casa Residences
Beauty Salon

couples treatment room at Armani Casa Residences
Couples Treatment Room

treatment room shower at Armani Casa
Treatment Room Shower

steam room at Armani Casa Residences
Steam Room

sauna at Armani Casa Residences

game room at Armani Casa Residences
Game Room

coffee bar at Armani Casa Residences
Coffee Bar

cigar room entrance at Armani Casa Residences
Cigar Room Entrance

cigar room at Armani Casa Residences
Cigar Room

wine cellar at Armani Casa Residences
Wine Cellar

children's playroom at Armani Casa Residences

Children's Playroom

Final Thoughts

Residences by Armani Casa is a sleek, modern building with outstanding amenities, luxurious interiors, and breathtaking water views. It deserves consideration from anyone looking to purchase an oceanfront condominium in South Florida. In collaboration, the developers and designers of Residences by Armani Casa delivered to market a magnificent product, one which will impress even the most discerning of buyers.

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