Italian architect Antonio Citterio imagined bringing the Mediterranean to Miami when he designed this exclusive oceanfront condominium development, his first project in the United States. Arte Surfside offers a place to pause amid the bustle––with easy access to the energy of Miami and Miami Beach. The building’s European influence is apparent in the choice of materials, especially travertine, and in the palatial indoor-outdoor living spaces, but there are also references to Eastern architecture and design. The tower itself gives the impression of a modern-day pagoda, while spaces like the meditation pond, combined with landscaping by Enzo Enea, create a sense of tranquility.
This 12-story tower presents a singular pagoda-like silhouette, a contrast to Miami’s glass-and-steel skyscrapers. Expansive wraparound terraces, some of which run the full width of the building, and gridded windows define the unique facade, while Roman travertine and bronze add warmth, richness, and an echo of history. The overall effect is of subdued grandeur and privacy, elegance and restraint, with the focus on the setting, directly on the Atlantic Ocean.