In Miami Beach, the Janoura Residence is the epitome of tropical modern, crafted into such under the capable hands of Florida-based architecture practice Strang Design. The Florida home strikes a note of sophistication with its take on more natural materials and finishes, a departure from the typical ‘white box’ aesthetic that dominates the area. Featuring highly-detailed louvered panels, modernist geometric volumes, dramatic overhangs, muted tones and tall glass panels, it truly is, as founding Max Strang calls it, “a waterfront oasis geared for the subtropical lifestyle.“
The exterior is a mix of dark micro-cement and brick, its textures alternating between polished and raw to create an intriguing material palette that underlines the contemporary aesthetic of the home. This materiality continues indoors, making the home feel fused and whole with its surroundings. High ceilings, well-thought out volumes, the elegant interiors by StyleHaus’ Tatiana Moreira and an open-plan layout perfectly cater to the day-to-day lifestyle of a family of four.
As expected in Florida, life is lived outdoors as much as indoors, which is afforded in the Janoura Residence by the inviting covered outdoor patio and swimming pool, framed by the tropical trees and plants that dot the property.
With a vision focused on the enduring intrigue of modernism, Strang Design delves in architectural, interior and landscape projects with a “start with the end in mind” approach, balancing their aesthetic to reflect the needs and lifestyles of their clients. The studio has three offices in Florida. Visit their website and Instagram to see more of their work.
Elsewhere in Florida – and on a much less subtle note at that – stands the world’s first guitar-shaped hotel.