July 21, 2020
The Continuum elevates its architectural excellence
The Continuum, one of the country’s premium luxury residences located in Miami Beach, is taking its concept in contemporary luxury living to new heights with an aesthetic transformation of its grounds that will embellish the property’s iconic lifestyle for residents and visitors for years to come.
An unprecedented transformation and enhancement of the grounds and exterior vicinity will bring new energy and sense of wellbeing to the property and surrounding South of Fifth district, according to the Continuum’s Managing Director, Rishi Idnani, who is working with Miami-based ArquitectonicaGEO, one of the nation’s leading architectural firms, on the project.
“We are very excited to embark on our new and improved identity,” says Idnani. “For almost two decades, the Continuum has become established as the crown jewel in Miami Beach. The brand has grown to become recognized on an international scale, and we are pleased to be working with one of today’s leading architects, Arquitectonica, for the outdoor renovation and transformation of our grounds that will ultimately mark a new beginning for the entire aesthetic of the Continuum and the surrounding neighbourhood.”
The design ethos and architectural theme adopted by ArquitectonicaGEO for the exterior renovation of the Continuum is entitled “Infinite Wellbeing” in-line with the resort-style philosophy of the property. The brief was to transform and embellish the outdoor space at the Continuum so residents and visitors utilize it to its maximum potential over time. ArquitectonicaGEO is implementing an overall exterior transformation starting from the driveway into the Continuum, leading from the main road, as well as in and around the “Lower Rotunda,” the entranceway, gatehouse area, and “Upper Rotunda” where cars and pedestrians enter both towers.
Landscape designers, led by the Arquitectonica team, are adding a large embellishment of colour throughout each vicinity, with a hand-picked selection of matching flowers, shrubs, foliage and vegetation. Tree species currently being selected for the project include the Autograph Tree, Pigeon Plum, Green Buttonwood and Gumbo Limbo. The intention is to also relocate a good number of healthy trees on site, such as Date Palms, Florida Thatch Palms and Brazilian Beautyleaf, among others. The existing water fountain fixture in the Lower Rotunda will be replaced with a “Specimen Tree” to establish a more interesting and statuesque aesthetic during the arrival experience. The largest transformation will be within the Upper Rotunda, where a large older water fountain currently sits. This will be replaced with a smaller, more tranquil water fixture, together with green foliage and plants that will encourage pedestrians to sit around. Multiple pathways will also be formed through the centre of the rotunda, creating a walkway that does not interfere with arriving vehicles or valet.
“For more than 18 years, the Continuum has enjoyed widespread recognition as one of the nation’s market leaders in elite luxury living,” says Keith Marks, Board President and Chairman for the Continuum’s Master Association. “To strengthen our position as pioneering among residents looking for the preeminent lifestyle offered, we thought it necessary to open a new chapter for the identity and aura of the property, that will ultimately enhance our unique appeal in contemporary design and serenity.”