Denver, CO Architects

Ice Box Miami

  • Miami, FL

Ice Box wine bar and restaurant is located in the base of a concrete parking garage in Miami Fl. The transformation of this awkward yet interesting space involved the juxtaposition of exposed systems with more refined wall and ceiling treatments. A high volume zone is used as a mezzanine office ( the ' Ice Box') with ladder steps leading up to it that store and display wine. The main space houses the kitchen, bar and eclectic dining areas that recall the scale of living rooms with a variety of lighting, furniture and seating configurations. 


Designed to function as a breakfast , lunch, and dinner space the restaurant utilizes a light and neutral  color and material palette, as well as sheer curtains, to create a sense of transparency and informality that allows it to transform from a casual bakery and breakfast spot to a hip late night wine bar.