2023 UDAD 🏆 Awards

Gold Winner – Grove Pavilion by Upstairs Studio Architecture

The Grove Pavilion is a two story, single-family residence located in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami for a family of four who are passionate about the subtropical landscape of South Florida.

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Gold 🏆 Winner
Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards 2023

Grove Pavilion
Private Residential (Under Construction)

Upstairs Studio Architecture

Maricarmen Martinez

Design Team
Maricarmen Martinez, Monica Socorro, Patricia Ponce, Karina Porcari, Renata Mascarenhas, Graceann Nicolosi

Miami, FL

United States

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The clients were attracted to the site’s extraordinary tree canopy and asked us to design a house that felt as if they were living outdoors. They were drawn to spaces that were separated from each other indoors but each very connected to the exterior landscape; a collection of rooms connected to the outside and clearly defined on the inside.

The challenge was solving the programmatic needs of a home with a wall-less house. Our concept emerged from reconciling a functioning home with an outdoor feel. This led us to arrange the program along the four quadrants of the plan, separating the spaces with oolite “artery” walls that flow seamlessly between the exterior and the interior. The interior artery walls in oolite bring the exterior in, accentuating the experience that each room is a space on its own and connected to the outside. The exterior skin is a combination of glass and screens, creating a very transparent plane to the exterior that filters the desired amount of light and wind into the home. Grove Pavilion is our interpretation of “living outdoors.”