Sense Hotel, 4th and Ocean


Main Info


Scope:

16-Room Hotel with Restaurant

Location:

Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL

Services:

Design, Design Development, Interiors

Completion:

2008


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Sense Hotel is a 10,000 square-foot hotel building with 16 rooms and a restaurant that sits at the corner lot between 4th street and Ocean Dr. in Miami Beach. Located in lower part of history-rich Ocean Drive, the street that symbolizes the Art-Deco style, a brand new 3-story hotel blends in without copying its adjacent neighbors. The project abstracts some of architectural elements of the Art-Deco (The horizontal balconies, the pilaster banding and the corner tower elements) and reassembles them while keeping the scale and proportions of the existing surrounding urban fabric. The ground floor is opened to the street with a recessed storefront and an outdoor dining terrace in keeping with the restaurants and cafes along the sidewalk. The fa├žade design plays with vertical and horizontal elements. Verticality is defined by piers cladded with wood-like laminated panels that rise along the street facades from the floor to the roof deck. These crossed at each floor with superimposed continuous metal balconies. The hotel interiors follow a subdued palette of materials made up of white painted walls, translucent glass countertops, grey wood porcelain tiles, light oak and quarter-turned black carpet tiles. Offsetting the monochromatic style are the colorful room murals by artist Marlon Molina and touches of orange that are interspersed throughout the project.


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