Grove XXIII

EPOCH Sarasota

ClientSeaward Development
StatusCompleted, Dec. 2021
SectorResidential
Inspired by the timeless design of the Sarasota School of Architecture this ultra-luxury residential tower was design for Seaward Development and takes full advantage of the sites dominant position. Utilizing a delicate mix of glass and concrete bris-solei, the separation between inside and outside has been blurred to an extent that has not experienced since the Sarasota School of Architecture was first established. The loose definition of space with slabs that cantilever past glass lines and shadow patterns that infiltrate indoor spaces allow the occupant to feel free of the constraints of the architecture itself allowing for the full enjoyment of the views.
Client
Seaward Development
Sector
Residential
Location
Sarasota, Florida
Status
Completed, Dec. 2021
Time span
2018-2021
Size
202,000 SF
Team
Igor Reyes, Stefany Roth, Carlos Vargas

At the penthouse level, the effect is most evident with the glass enclosed living area being sheltered by a monumental brise soleil that also shelters the adjacent terrace along with the secondary upper terrace above the interior living space.  All the while it cast shadows on all these space making sure that wherever the resident finds itself they are always conscious of the brise soleil constantly sheltering them.

EPOCH Sarasota

The design affords residents unobstructed views without resorting to the glass box that would result in an otherwise bland work of architecture.  While the walls are indeed all glass and the architecture seems to cease to exist, the slabs that slice the glass walls provide an articulation that not only creates interest to the visually inclined but enriches the interior space with shadow patterns that move across the ground throughout the day. This shadow movement that seems to occur for no visible reason develops a deep connection between the occupant and the architecture that goes above and beyond to stay out of the way

East views from the Units balconies

“The Brise Soleil that was widely used in the Sarasota School of Architecture becomes the main component of the design but its relationship to the rest of the building is what makes Epoch a unique piece of architecture.  Lightly penetrating the “glass box” on alternating sides they break down the rigid enclosure and blend interior, exterior, and terrace spaces enriching not only the visual quality of the building but the experience of the residents.  The floor and/or ceiling seems to extend past the glass wall but continues to enrich the interior space with the shadow pattern it casts into the space.”

Igor Reyes
Igor Reyes
Partner / President

Partner In Charge

Igor Reyes
Igor Reyes
Partner / President
Patrick Busteed
Patrick Busteed
Partner / Vice-President

Project Lead

Stefany Roth
Stefany Roth
Associate

Project Team

Carlos Vargas
Carlos Vargas
Designer