Flower-Inspired Real Estate Around the World


Real estate for sale featuring biophilic designs in residential developments and single-family homes is a well-documented trend (AD covered the movement in a recent story), but properties inspired solely by flowers are newer to the scene. Most recently, several new residential projects globally play up a flower theme. 

Miami’s Okan Tower, which rises from Biscayne Bay to form the shape of a tulip.

Okan Tower

Okan Tower, in downtown Miami and debuting in 2026, takes the lead with its shape that’s an image of the tulip, Turkey’s national flower. The 70-story building rises 902 feet in the air and folds inwards at the top, resembling a closed tulip bud before its petals have bloomed. Acclaimed architect Robert Behar designed Okan Tower and says that he chose the flower because of his Turkish background; the developer, Okan Group, is also Turkish and favored a tulip design.

Behar says that he is drawn to the flower’s shape. “The curvature of a tulip is smooth and seductive which lends itself well to a building’s design,” he says. “The appearance is completely different than the typical rectangle-shaped buildings you see.”

In addition to the residential real estate for sale, Okan Tower will have hotel rooms and offices. Amenities include a rooftop pool and sky deck with cabanas and views of Miami spanning from the bay to city; a fitness center; a spa; a theater; a wine cellar; and a second pool on the 12th floor for laps. Prices of condo-hotel residences start at $387,000, and sky residences start at $587,000.

The façade of 200 East 83rd pays homage to wildflowers.

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