In a super-dramatic transformation, developer Lionheart Capital and Italian designer Piero Lissoni are turning the former Miami Heart Institute on Lake Surprise in Miami Beach into a collection of luxury condos and "villas". Although preliminary, very 'Google Sketchup' looking renderings were dug up months ago, sleek presentation-ready imagery hasn't really been released until, well, now. What you're looking at is the building that's there now, an ugly-1980s era conflagration of architectural travesties, but so dramatically altered that Piero has created a rather stunning architectural success. The dungheap-cum-David has yet to be named.
· Lissoni's Design Revealed For Miami Heart Institute [Curbed Miami]
· Former Miami Heart Institute coverage [Curbed Miami]