Case Study: Palm Island Residence
Arguably one of the most important new landmarks of residential design in Miami Beach, the 4,700-square-foot home of Hassan Jalali is a striking statement, clearly inspired by the nautical surroundings. It is built well, reflecting the fact that the homeowner also runs a large construction company.
Yet is also reflects the internationally acclaimed work of architect Reinaldo Borges, AIA, NCARB, principal of Miami’s Borges & Associates, who was design director for Morris Architects before starting his successful practice. Borges is known for big moves – like the heroic rectangular frame that envelopes the house, and the memorable glass-treaded staircase within.