Maybe it was just a coincidence, or total dumb luck, but after beseeching the Curbediverse for any collective wisdom on Rem Koolhaas's designs for the expansion of the Saxony Hotel on Collins Ave in Miami Beach, which is also benefiting from the talents of fellow architect Lord Norman Foster in a neighboring tower, the well connected (and anonymous) Administrator of the exMiami forum, Sandman, came through for Curbed in grand style. Here, above, are renderings of the Koolhaas design, for a site across the street from the Saxony, but intended as part of the completed Faena Saxony resort. They're lo-res (we're not complaining) but they show the basic form of the structure, which will contain hotel/retail/ballroom/robotic garage, from a variety of angles and lighting conditions. We're getting a Koolhaas. Wow.
P.S. Check out a new ocean-side rendering architect Norman Foster's tower next door, also part of the Saxony complex.
· Saxony Hotel [ExMiami]
· Koolhaas and Foster Mean Starchitect-O-Mania [Curbed Miami]