Bisnow is always “intensely curious about commercial real estate” and they’ve recently spent time with Ugo Colombo to explore their shared curiosity about the next wave of architectural changes.
“For the last 25 years, Ugo Colombo has been known for introducing a sleek glass look and European flair to Miami condo buildings,” the Bisnow piece titled “Ugo’s Next Big Thing” begins. “Now he’s about to create another seismic wave.”
And what is the next wave? Consider Ugo Colombo’s latest project: Brickell Flatiron and all of its curves! Ugo Colombo is “…ready to break ground for the 64-story Brickell Flatiron, featuring accentuated curvilinear shapes, and floors with different forms and detail intersecting each other on alternating levels” the article notes. “[T]he way we see it, Miami is on the verge of transcending the Glass Age into the Wavy Age or…the Curvaceous Age.”
Brickell Flatiron architect, Luis Revuelta, discusses how the building is meant to have a “kinetic feel,” one that gives onlookers a sense of movement. “[O]n the eastern side facing the bay, Luis says it will look like the wind from the water is hitting the building, and on the side facing the city, lines will purposely be flatter and more linear.”
While the Curvaceous Age is soon upon us, Ugo Colombo reminds us that form should never completely trump function. “[I]t’s not so simple as designing it to look cool—it also has to be functional, and Ugo is known for the highest-quality interior finishes and design. A building is ‘lived from inside,’ he likes to say, and structures shouldn’t interfere.”
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