A retrospective look at the Hucker Residence
[Float] between aqua bodies and lush tropical landscape, while creating an architectural shell to guide perspective and lend protection.
- Defined by shifting horizontal planes and bold cantilevers.
- Epitomized around a site-driven and climate-driven design philosophy.
- Accommodated with a garden-centric pavilion house with art studio, office, and guest suite.
Shifting horizontal planes and bold cantilevers define this modern home in Coconut Grove. Located on a private canal with strategic views of Biscayne Bay’s open waters, the design of the Hucker Residence epitomizes a site-driven and climate-driven design philosophy. Strang allowed the deep overhangs and clean lines to provide the home’s identity.
Unlike the majority of Miami’s waterfront sites which are tightly bookended with neighboring homes, The Hucker Residence enjoys an immersive experience afforded by the adjacent canal, Biscayne Bay and surrounding tropical landscape. The structure and envelope often commingle to once again create an architectural ‘shell’ that offers its inhabitants both perspective and protection from Florida’s environment. As is the norm, both buildings are raised substantially above the current grade to accommodate the occasional hurricane storm surge.
Jason Adams, Max Strang, Alexandra Mangimelli, Maria Ascoli, Jordan Johnson
Claudio Manzoni, Claudia Uribe-Touri