Demonstrate

& Parlay

A retrospective look at the River’s Reach

  • Project
    River’s Reach Residence
  • Status
    Under Construction
    Complete
  • Location
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Services
    Architecture

Outdoor living and dining areas are strategically located to receive prevailing breezes and take advantage of prime views across the waterway.

[Parlay] six decades worth of tropical modern design strategies into this forward-thinking residence

- Fused between 1950’s uniqueness and forward-thinking strategy.
- Evolved through iterations of creativity driven by opportunities for practicality.
- Demonstrated by conscious consideration of the stately structure and visual impact.

Vertical ‘fins’, which act as sun-shading and privacy elements, are sandwiched between the structural shell of the second floor. The home also combines impressively long spans and cantilevered decks to deliver an impressive visual impact. Located on Fort Lauderdale’s New River, a special emphasis was placed on enabling an outdoor lifestyle. Outdoor living and dining areas are strategically located to receive prevailing breezes and take advantage of prime views across the waterway

The River’s Reach Residence is our evolution of an unbuilt design of the Mola residence.

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The home is reminiscent of Miami architect Rufus Nims’ early explorations with concrete slab designs, although on a much larger scale. In 1952 Nims introduced cantilevered concrete slabs to South Florida’s residential architecture scene with his groundbreaking design of the Adler Residence. This building technology was further advanced in the designs of Alfred Browning Parker. Five decades later, this design continues to demonstrate the ongoing relevance of tropical modern design strategies.

Project Details

  • Site
    0.8
    Acre
  • Size
    10k
    SF
  • STATUS
    Pending
    Complete
ARCHITECT

[STRANG] Design

INTERIOR DESIGN

DKOR Interiors

TEAM

Alexandra Mangimelli, Blanca Martinez, Pedro Rojas, Jason Adams, Max Strang

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Architectural Alliance

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Bomar Builders

PHOTOGRAPHY

Claudio Manzoni

ACCOLADES

AIA Florida Honor Award for Unbuilt Design (2016)
AIA Fort Lauderdale Merit Award for Unbuilt Design (2016)
AIA Miami Honor Award of Excellence in Residential Architecture (2019)