An internationally acclaimed architect, Kobi is a man of few needs. Comfortable shoes and a sketchbook are his essentials. When AC Hotels was looking to launch in Miami Beach, he turned a parking lot into a boutique hotel with lush indoor and outdoor amenities. Blending clean design with reclaimed beach materials such as glass, plastic and wood, the interior breathes an air of effortless sophistication, in perfect harmony with its natural environment. On the rooftop you'll find a pool with Caribbean-inspired hammocks alongside a bar inspired by Middle Eastern communal tables, offering the solo traveler the opportunity to have breakfast with others. Kobi: ‘Traveling is an integral part of my life. Experiencing a diversity of cultures is humbling; it makes you more receptive to seeing yourself for who you are as a human being.’
My work takes me all over the world. My wife, thankfully, is an unaffected homebody. She keeps my family intact.
My smartphone is my mobile office and 24/7 link to my sons. They comment on buildings I’ve designed–it keeps me sharp.
Whether I’m travelling the globe, discovering a city or visiting a construction site, a good pair of shoes goes a long way.
No matter where I am, when I’m surrounded by water I feel at home.
Spaces, smells and sounds become more vivid when I sketch. That’s how I frame my memories.
Seeing Miami Beach from the water is the most tranquil way to enjoy the city. Take a tour of Fisher Island and stop for lunch at one of the beach restaurants.Fisher Island Beach Club Pavilion
Enjoy the rooftop at AC Hotel Miami Beach. The 360-degree view of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the historic centre on the other offer a dramatic spectacle.AC Hotel Miami Beach
Experience the Bass Museum of Art at night when the silhouette of the coral-stone building is beautifully lit up.Bass Museum of Art