Filmmaker’s first architectural project is modernism-influenced Miami villa
Marketed as Casa Bahia (roughly translates to bay house), is this massive 20,000 square feet home sitting on the shore of Biscayne Bay. Landes designed the home himself, though he worked with local architect Jerry Gavcovich. “In Casa Bahia, I tried to do what I do as a filmmaker: frame life and time in a way that connects the outside with what’s inside,” Landes told Dezeen. The home includes seven bedrooms spread across three stories.
Miami code dictates that a home on the shore must be raised, so the design team got creative and made a vast, shaded lounging area with reflecting pools on the ground floor, which sits beneath a concrete plinth that wraps around the house.
Talk about minimalism.
According to Dezeen, the design is considered to be “Tropical Modernism”, though one could argue that it also has many contemporary aspects. Check out more photos below.