The Wharf is one of Washington DC’s largest redevelopment projects, transforming the underutilized Southwest Waterfront into the premier urban destination. The history of the Waterfront dates back to the 18th Century, notorious for the Maine Avenue Fish Market–the oldest operating open-air fish market in the United States. The newly redeveloped Wharf will encompass 24 acres of land along one mile of the historic Washington Channel, paralleling the Potomac River. The maritime community will be bike, boat and pedestrian-friendly, and a commercial hotspot, attracting big businesses, national retailers and restaurants. The economic revitalization plan will transition the area into a vibrant, mixed-use community center with high-quality entertainment venues, parks, a 450-slip marina, and a riverfront promenade with public access to the Channel. Connecting the city to its waters, the Wharf will link the built environment to its surrounding natural context.
Design inspiration for the interior architecture of VIO—a luxurious waterfront residential building—is drawn from its surrounding landscape. Upon entering the condominium’s lobby, connectivity to water immediately engages the senses through sight and sound. A glass chandelier, with 363 reflective dew drops, hangs overhead. A minimalistic fountain fills the room with a natural and soothing melody. Nautical charts with LED-lit depths are featured throughout elevator cabs. The maritime theme is reinforced throughout the building, from amenity spaces to units with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and views of the Channel. The finishes offer natural elements in texture, form and color, enhancing subtle and simplistic elegance.
Full interior design services for 12-story, 372,000-gsf luxury residential building with 150 rental units and 112 condominiums. Scope includes design of lobbies, public areas, corridors, and model units.