Israel21c: Buildings that fit the Urban Fabric

Miami wouldn’t look the same if it weren’t for Israel-born architect Kobi Karp, whose hotel, resort, residential and commercial buildings dot the sunny Florida city’s skyline.

Licensed throughout the United States and in countries such as Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, Karp has been based in Miami since 1988 and recently won awards for his Hilton Q-Club and Miami Airport Marriott-Residence Inn designs.

But his projects, marked by “green” design practices, are found across the globe.

Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design (KKAID) of Miami is behind such edifices as the Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Amalfi in Capetown, South Africa; Carriacou in Grenada; Dubai Promenade; Panama Financial Tower; Baku Icon Tower in Azerbaijan; Queen Effat Cultural Exhibition Center in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; and Dongshan Tourist Service Center in China.

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