Palm Island Residence

Project Location

Miami, FL

Product

SL73

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 it 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.

A Miami-Dade Hurricane Approved System

The architect partnered with Jalali on the interiors – with help from Miami’s celebrity designer, Mark Diaz – and the team chose NanaWall SL73 Aluminum Framed Thermally Broken Hurricane Approved Folding System in the living room and master bedroom to increase the connection between the living experience and the waterside ambiance of Biscayne Bay. The kitchen and billiards area also open completely to the water.

The choice of NanaWall was ideal for the house, the rigorous engineering and flawless construction of the four openings an ideal match for crisp detailing by Borges and Jalali’s selections of such high-end finishes as wenge and Macassar Ebony wood, black lacquer cabinetry, and natural stones. As Borges said, “Everything is inspired by nautical architecture.”

The choice of NanaWall was ideal for the house, the rigorous engineering and flawless construction of the four openings was an ideal match for the crisp detailing of the project.

The master bedroom has a low-key and relaxed feel, as the team intended, but it spans the width of the entire home – and the NanaWall opening spans a large portion of the wall, too, alongside a large picture window. Again, it’s a heroic gesture, and in this case one that the architect could achieve in a hurricane-rated configuration, with NanaWall’s SL73 system.

Floor Plan

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