Originally a Jewish Cultural Center, the one-story structure facing the street was restored with an attached newly designed structure. Modern architectural elements were successfully implemented while strengthening the original structure of the building. This preservation with its use of modern architecture has linked a piece of history with the current era. This development successfully revitalized an important historical building for generations to come.
Basic program requirements included opening up the façade for a suitable storefronts, now satisfied by fully-functioning 3,000 square foot copy and printing center, a new five-story addition consisting of ground. Also created were two levels of offices and parking. The last requirement was in consideration of the community. Incorporated into the building was a landscaped garden and recreation area on the rooftop enjoyed by any visitor of the facility. Also, the two roof canopies celebrate Miami’s historic seaplane by incorporating aerodynamic shape that function in creating shade for visitors.
Founded in 1996 by Kobi Karp, Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design, Inc. (KKAID) is a full-service architecture, interior, and planning firm providing a vast array of services ranging from the design of large-scale, high-rise condominium and hospitality projects to intimate to small-scale low-rise residential and commercial structures. Recognized by the American Institute of Architects, KKAID continues to innovate and inspire design.
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