“The ratio of interior space to exterior space is more like what you would have in a house, and here you have open space, balconies and terraces, on all four sides. You see this often on the Mediterranean, but it’s so rare in Miami.

There, you see the houses are on top of one another because there’s a hill. We don’t have hills in Miami, but we can make one. So this building is an abstraction of that idea – of a hillside village, with houses hanging off the cliff and terraces stepping back, stacked one on top of the other.”

– Architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia