Recent news for Grove at Grand Bay
Alicia Cervera Talks About Miami's Next Great Neighborhoods
By Alicia Cervera Lamadrid April 2012
While most eyes are pointed towards downtown and Midtown when seeking real estate opportunities, my money bets on the south. Over the past few years many buyers have headed north in search of cheaper land values often times feeling "priced out" of the southern market. Some of the area's most premiere and historic neighborhoods have been long overlooked, creating tremendous upside in Coconut Grove and Coral Gables. Both areas offer a lifestyle established as one with great schools, beautiful parks, libraries (if anyone can remember what going into one of those was like), great shopping, wonderful new restaurants, world-class art and tree canopies with roots dating back countless generations.
New Renderings Galore Of Bjarke Ingels' Grove At Grand Bay
By Curbed Miami April 2012
It's raining renderings of Grove At Grand Bay, that two towered project in Coconut Grove by crazy cat architect Bjarke Ingels (and his firm BIG, of course) who was in town late last week for a press conference about the project. These computer-animated views show everything from the front drive, to the pet spa, the human spa, the rooftop pool decks, the 'ground level' pool deck, the over-the-top grounds by landscape designer Raymond Jungles, the lobbies, the club rooms, and what the buildings would look like with fireworks in the background, should that be an issue. Look at the materials, the sculptural qualities of the twisting columns, and the way the parking garage is totally invisible.
P. S. The pet spa will use the same materials as the real spa, That's how they roll.
Twisting & Twirling With Bjarke Ingels At Grove At Grand Bay
By Curbed Miami April 2012
s we've previously mentioned here and there, Bjarke Ingels, the debonaire young avant-garde-architect-of-the-moment is designing two condo towers in Coconut Grove at the site of the old Grand Bay Hotel, called Grove at Grand Bay. The buildings are being landscaped by (who else?) Raymond Jungles. With 12 foot ceilings, a slew of luxury amenities, and two twisting buildings that appear to dance together, taking advantage of the sun, or wind, or something, it all looks pretty gorgeous.
Much of Mr. Ingels' architectural oeuvre experiments with the way buildings are used, by doing things like putting a ski slope atop a garbage plant and incorporating bicycle ramps that go up to the tenth floor of an apartment complex. The first we saw of Ingels in Miami, and the only thing he's ever done here besides this, was a prototype of a glowing street that adapted to the traffic needs of those using it, at last year's Design Miami. So what if everyone thought that was just a glowing dance floor with an Audi on it? It was still an awesome idea.