Faena Beach Ritual Burn Of A House To Prelude Art Basel 2018

George Sanchez Calderon’s artistic practice has involved large-scale installations and actions that responded directly to their context.

His reliance on the iconography of architecture has been a recurring subject of his artistic vocabulary.

George Sanchez Calderon’s Ritual Burn at Faena Art District with Brosda and Bentley

How to Win Friends and Influence People is a facsimile of the “Cape Cod” model home from Levittown, NY.

In 1947 the Levittown development ushered in a new era emblematic of the “American Dream” and is considered to be the first suburban community built in the United States.

The sculpture was first exhibited as part of his installation Pax Americana in 2012 at the Village of Bal Harbour. Bal Harbour and Levittown were both incorporated in the same year and were both post-war era American Developments.

Given the recent fires in California, the house becomes a symbol of displacement, a ritual healing, and reminder of the intertwined relationship between urban development and climate change. The house will be set ablaze on December 4th, a day associated with Saint Barbara, who in Yoruba traditions in Cuba is syncretized with the orisha Changó (Shangó), God of thunder, lightning and war.

Responding to the imminent housing needs in the U.S. following the Second World War, “Levittown” came to personify a tangible affirmation and aspirations of many individuals. During the same period of time that Levittown was being built, President Eisenhower began developing the American Interstate Highway System, which assisted the process of urban plight. Ironically, sixty years later, Americans are returning to live in “urban centers” leading many scholars and academicians to acknowledge a perceptual shift in what we consider to be the “American Dream”.

Historical Contex

The 1947 residential development known as “Levittown” is considered to be the first suburban community built in the United States. Responding to the imminent housing needs in the U.S. following the Second World War, “Levittown” came to personify a tangible affirmation and aspirations of many individuals. During the same period of time that Levittown was being built, President Eisenhower began developing the American Interstate Highway System, which assisted the process of urban plight. Ironically, sixty years later, Americans are returning to live in “urban centers” leading many scholars and academicians to acknowledge a perceptual shift in what we consider to be the “American Dream”.

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Faena House Combined Penthouses Sell For $60 Million

Faena House Miami Beach by Brosda and Bentley (305) 788-9393
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Faena House, located at 3315 Collins Ave Miami Beach FL 33140 recorded the sale of its ultra-luxurious penthouse for $60 million.

The buyer combined Penthouse B, facing Collins Avenue, with views of Indian Creek, the Intracoastal Waterway and Biscayne Bay on the 15th floor with the duplex penthouse on the 16th and 17th floors.

The ultimate Miami Beach penthouse also features a rooftop terrace with a 70-foot private pool which has its own dedicated elevator.

The original penthouse floor plan had 8,273 square feet of interior space and Penthouse B had 4,243 square feet of interior space. Combined the grand Miami Beach penthouse now has whopping 12,516 of interior square feet and boasts a stunning 12,707 square feet of balconies (here at Faena House called ‘aleros’) and rooftop terrace. The total living space is 25,223 square feet.

Faena House condos feature custom designed kitchens by Molteni Dada and Foster &Partners with white Venetian Terrazzo flooring, polished Thassos marble countertops, back painted low-iron glass back-splash, Molteni Dada custom cabinetry in glossy white lacquer or teak wood with polished chrome pulls, Foster & Partners custom overhead light fixtures over counters and islands with fully integrated kitchen hoods and full Miele appliance package.

Faena House bathrooms are also custom designed by Permasteelisa and Foster & Partners and feature radiant heated flooring, Bianco Ondulare white figured marble flooring, white Thassos marble honed finished walls, translucent and opaque glass with Japanese silk paper interlay, Dornbracht polished chrome fixtures and bespoke vanities with integrated double sinks and custom under counter touch latch cabinetry with polished stainless steel trim.

Each Faena House home features a majestic outdoor living terrace that wraps around its interior, known in Argentina as an ‘alero’. Custom designed by Foster & Partners and engineered by Permasteelisa, the Aleros dissolve the boundary between inside and outside through floor-to-ceiling window wall and sliding door systems, opening as wide as 12.6 feet in some residences. The Faena House terrace depths range from 4’ to 37’ for true outdoor living, sliding glass door openings range from 4’ to 12’-6’ wide, the glass fiber reinforced concrete is married with frameless curved hurricane-proof translucent glass and ergonomic handrail design made of Corian white Venetian Terrazzo flooring.

Some of the spectacular condos are for resale on Miami Just Listed and you may add yourself to the illustrious Who’s Who of this building with only 42 units. Search Faena House condos for sale below and call (305) 788-9393 to schedule a showing or for more information.


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