An LEED certified low-energy home with stunning Miami Modernist architecture
Designed by Home Vision DNA, today's project, entitled Dilido Haus, is located in the exclusive Di Lido Island, Miami Beach, Florida. The architects intention was to achieve an architecture of dignity and honesty. The ideas built upon the strong foundations of Miami's rich history, geography and culture, while using the latest construction technologies and high quality materials.
The completed Di Lido island house merges Miami Modernist architecture with the company's eco-friendly vision. Miami Modern architecture or MIMO is a regional architectural style that evolved from Art Deco and Streamline.
The front facade of Di Lido island house expresses the key characteristics of MIMO. A rectangle with horizontal proportions, flat roof broad overhanging eaves echoed by horizontal projections of balconies, creating what appear to be two thin continuous gray lines drawn across the white facade and dividing it into three elements: roof terrace, second and ground floor.
Two identical white, round cornered, windowless blocks form a mirror image of one another facing a generous interior courtyard, partially enclosed by a double height store front glass wall. A thin bridge connects the both volumes.
The curved wall separates the car port from the exterior steps leading to the main entrance landing, strengthening the central axis shift to the west and producing a subtle but noticeable asymmetry. From the front door, the main axis is projected onto the floor as a mosaic line, running in serpentine motion across the central interior space to the exterior covered back patio, dipping into the pool and finding and end point on the wall of the water feature.
Dilido Haus was built using poured in place concrete. Due to the sandy terrain of the island, more than 30 pilotis, approximately 12 meters (40 feet) deep support the foundation. The glass windows and doors resist 110 Km/h (177 miles per hour) winds.
Impressive as those numbers are, the house's energy efficiency numbers are what really sets it apart. The Di Lido island house has been awarded a LEED Silver rating for homes, an impressive achievement and a testament to Home Vision DNA eco-friendly vision.
Photography by: Pascal Depuhl Design & Gabriela Liebert