HBMI April 2015 : Page 63

Design Details Pool surfacing: PebbleTec (pebbletec.com) Indoor Outdoor “When Jaya Kader’s clients on Golden Beach’s South Parkway asked her to design a 6,000-square-foot modernist home with a pool area, the founding principal of KZ Architecture approached the project like all her others: as a single integrated whole. “My projects weave indoor and outdoor in an organic way,” she explains. “In all my projects, I create intrinsic connections between spaces. And designing indoor spaces is the same as designing outdoor.” For this South Parkway project, Kader covered the entire pool-facing side of the home with fl oor-to-ceiling windows. Large sliders connect the interior rooms to the garden, the luxurious PebbleTec-lined infi nity pool—with views of the Intracoastal—by way of what Kader calls outdoor rooms. “My clients tell me how much time they spend living in the outdoor rooms I create for them,” Kader says. Indeed, the large covered outdoor space on the ground fl oor acts as the focal point of the home. Likewise, a majestic aluminum spiral staircase fl oats weightlessly above the garden, encouraging movement between the master bedroom and the indoor living room, which in turn fl ows back into the covered outdoor space. Lady palms, bromeliads and giant apostle’s irises punctuate the garden; Kader worked closely with Andres Arcila from Naturalfi cial to strategically place two Montgomery palms, where they would ease the visual transition from the highest part of the home to the outdoors. “Buildings should grace and not disgrace their environment,” Kader says, quoting Frank Lloyd Wright. She concludes, “Th e most environmentally sustainable act in a subtropical place like South Florida is the creation of outdoor living spaces.” kzarchitecture.com –CD

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