Nurmi Isles Residence

2021 ASLA Florida Residential Design Award

Cadence collaborated closely with the project architect, Smith and Moore Architects, and homeowner to realize a shared vision of integrating natural materials throughout the interior and exterior spaces, and creating a seamless living environment for this subtropical modern residence. Located on a finger isle in east Fort Lauderdale, this site is comprised of approximately 1/4 acre. Since the house was designed with very strong axial connections, we took this cue and reinforced these intentional view corridors into the landscape. Notions of sustainability and resiliency can be found throughout the site, and were consciously blended into the design elements. A water collection system collects runoff and directs water into strategic landscape beds, which will ultimately require little or no domestic irrigation. The elevation of the site and dock have been raised to a maximum base flood elevation with the anticipation of rising sea levels in a heavily developed coastal city. Native plant materials have been utilized throughout the property to encourage the reestablishment of a native ecosystem.

Architecture by Smith and Moore Architects.




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