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“There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one.” – Zaha Hadid

A phenomenology of proportion, the One Thousand Museum is a musical repertoire of mesmerizing beauty that’s the primacy of the Miami skyline. Hadid’s mastery of design is a dichotomy between engineering and mysticism that echoes her spirit within the walls.

Oliver Bray, Lead Architect at Zaha Hadid Architects shares,” To understand the building, is to understand the psyche of it. Architects tend to look at limitations within boundaries. When you take away the boundaries, you’re able to move freely and manipulate work under original constraints. The essence of Zaha was to “drive the quality,” and to challenge perceptions. The One Thousand Museum is the vertebrae of her soul.”

In addition to serving as the Architect of Record for One Thousand Museum, ODP Architecture and Design fostered a close-knit relationship with Zaha Hadid Architects. Excited by the collaboration, they are executing the design of 57,000 square feet of the public space inside the residential tower, to include: the Valet lounge; lobby, conference center, Business lounge, front/back office, suburban vault, spa, wellness center, Sky lounge, and helipad.

Richard Brewer, Associate and Project Manager for One Thousand Museum at ODP, utters, “The 1000 museum is a cohesive piece of different moving parts. Its defined by its efficiency of mathematics and materials. Comparative to a composer, the delicacy of construction and the tempo of its structured choreography are the fundamental elements that bring the grandiose score together. It was an honor to “translate her spatial concepts” into actuality.”

“Emotions influence design,” comments Lachmee Chin, Director of Interiors at ODP. A design concept transliterated into reality,  Chin’s notion is an interior metamorphosis, indelible to the butterfly life cycle that links to a color scheme in the context of individual levels of the tower.

Relating to nature, vibrant greens and plush textures nourish the palette of the lobby on level 1. Chin describes this stage as adding layers of softness to emphasize the ”feel-good” effect of uncompromised rare beauty. Luscious neutrals and exhilarating earthy browns have their influence on the stage of rejuvenation in the state-of-the-art wellness center and pool deck on level 8, and spa area on level 9. The sky lounge on the upper level of 60 embraces the intricacies of change in deep azure and sky blues that present a state of calmness and give us a new perspective. Amethyst is known for its allure and stunning beauty. “Because the utilization of the space is for entertaining and private dining, I wanted the colors to move with the ever-changing atmosphere,” says Chin. The aquatic center with indoor pool and helipad lounge on level 61 is where you to see the transition happen. It’s a natural progression of how light enters the space, from day to dusk, and nightfall. Chin exaggerates, “The butterfly leaves its chrysalis, taking to the flight, and soaring the light. The interiors of this space will magnify the breathtaking views that overlook Biscayne Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and over the horizon.”

“I have always appreciated those who dare to experiment with materials and proportions.” – ZAHA HADID

ONE THOUSAND MUSEUM – A visual motion of emotion

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

“Italkraft thinks about functionality. The subtle details of their craftsmanship made the luxury in the residential spaces.”  – Lachmee Chin, Director of Interiors at ODP

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