German light designer Uli Petzold creates the perfect illumination for luxury architecture in Miami—with spotlights designed by Studio F.A. Porsche. Customers like Latin-pop superstar Luis Fonsi appreciate Petzold’s understated aesthetics and painstaking attention to detail.
Nowhere in the USA does light play as big a role as in Miami, Florida. During the day, the sun bleaches the facades and beats down on the white sands and towering palms of this city that has always been more Central than North America. After sundown, countless enormous neon signs light up the night. Then the “Magic City” throbs among the innocence of 1950s motels, the pastel dandyism of Miami Vice, and the futuristic flair of newly built luxury villas on the gated grounds of the super rich. Welcome to the world of Uli Petzold.
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Magazine: Porsche Christophorus
Written by: Christian Fahrenbach
Photography by: Benjamin Antony Monn
Client: Luis Fonsi & Águeda López
Architect: Pioneer Luxury Homes
Construction: Pioneer Luxury Homes