Cassine Station Condominiums
Seagrove Beach, Florida
Located on a corner site along a busy beachfront highway, this condominium building projects a hip image that invites visitors to its retail shops and welcomes guests and owners to its living units. A prominent stair tower, located along the south alongside the highway, has been pulled away and rotated to address the geometry of the street. At the top of the stair is a martini deck, providing a space for the homeowners to gather under the trellis to enjoy the spectacular sunsets along the Gulf Coast.
A colonnade runs the length of the building along the east façade, topped by a trellis that echoes the martini deck. This serves to frame the public space of the access road that runs along this side of the building and also creates a double-high balcony space for the penthouse tenants. The mass of the building is broken up both vertically and horizontally with open slat boards and trellis elements, which allow the breezes from the Gulf to cool the spaces. Light and shadows transform the exterior during both daylight and evening hours. The slats are composed of recycled wood fiber and milk bottle plastic and require no maintenance or painting.
Honor Award for New Work
AIA Florida Northwest, 2010
Silver Award for Excellence in Architecture, Unbuilt Project
AIA Florida Northwest, 2003