Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design is inspired by nature and designs a luxury lifestyle hotel, a true culmination of the best in eco-conscious design and sustainable architecture


Miami Beach, Florida, United States

Set on 600 feet of pristine beachfront, Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design has created 1 Hotel South Beach, a 425-room hotel that celebrates nature with graceful touches of driftwood furnishings and an abundance of natural materials.

1 Hotel South Beach received a 2022 Green Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

The ground floor includes the 85-seat dining room, equipped with natural materials such as wood and stone, bronze lighting, caramel leather banquettes, a large concrete bar that can accommodate 22 people and a patio outside.

The design conveys the warmth and sophistication of Crafted Hospitality restaurants in an airy coastal setting.

The hotel has seven on-site dining outlets, ranging from farm-to-table cuisine to Japanese-inspired tropical dishes.

Guests are greeted by a lush green wall leading to the entrance of the two-level restaurant.

1 Hotel South Beach

An open kitchen at the back of the restaurant invites guests to experience the action while enjoying their meal, while an adjacent private dining room on the ground floor provides the perfect setting for intimate dinners and celebrations.

Above the main dining area, a mezzanine is equipped with a private bar and lounge with views to the dining area below and outdoor seating overlooking the iconic Collins Avenue.

The design highlights natural textures by incorporating reclaimed woods, such as mushroom wood, Javanese teak root, driftwood, white oak, bleached walnut, beetle killer pine, and spalted maple; modern organic design, native flora and sensual textures seek to connect people and places.

Project: 1 South Beach Hotel
Architects: Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design Inc.
Client: Starwood Capital Group
Photographers: KKAID

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