Haw is working with Faena again, who called on him to design the Faena Mar, another luxury condo building between the 2015 Faena House and the pre-war, Art Deco Versailles Hotel. “You see here the old and the new, a language with the contemporary,” Haw says, gesturing between photographs.” “You see here, like the pieces of a chess set. It was very delicately poised, how to marry the different buildings together.” The result? A lineup of buildings in a historic landmarked district ranging in styles, periods and cultural references.
By James Manso