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OMG, I Want This House: Miami (Photos)

Miami is known for its vibrant culture, a quality that extends to all aspects of life. Enter the Icon Brickell, a residential property with funky design and luxurious amenities.

Claudia Uribe. © 2014 yoo Ltd.

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Miami is known for its vibrant culture, energetic nightlife, and steamy beaches. So its no surprise that accomodations in the city should match. Enter the Icon Brickell, a community living space, or what the yoo Inspired by Starck design team calls "vertical village," that prizes unique design and plush living areas for its residents. With 1,885 apartments situated in the two towers near the beach, the luxurious space offers plenty of amenities, such as a billards room, library, spa, swimming pool, and oversized outdoor lounge areas. 


Here, the towers of Icon Brickell, Miami overlook the water at this yoo Inspired by Starck project.

Claudia Uribe. © 2014 yoo Ltd.

One of the common areas of the Icon Brickell features a generously scaled spa with a vast chandelier floating over relaxation pools and an open library to one side, arranged around a fireplace.

Claudia Uribe

A detail of the lobby designed by yoo Inspired by Starck, an inviting, warm and atmospheric composition with low-level lighting that gives the feel of a nightclub. 

Claudia Uribe. © 2014 yoo Ltd.

Photomontage and vibrant colors enrich the journey through the communal spaces of Icon Brickell; large-scale photographic and pictorial elements are often employed to dramatic and surreal effect in yoo Inspired by Starck projects. 

Claudia Uribe. © 2014 yoo Ltd

The billiards room is one of the common spaces at this property.

Paul Rivera. © 2014 yoo Ltd.

A giant fireplace and vast screens form windbreaks to shelter an outdoor lounge.

Claudia Uribe. © 2014 yoo Ltd.

In the open-plan living spaces with sea views, rugs and wall curtains are subtly used to delineate seating and relaxation zones. 

Claudia Uribe

Strong and engaging photographic images add an additional, flexible dimension to a space, as seen here in a library corner.

Vertical Living: Interior Experiences by yoo is available from Thames & Hudson.