Bad Boys III is coming this summer!...and landscape lighting? / by Chad Rodvold

 Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

"We ride together, we die together, bad boys for life." The Bad Boys series with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence is releasing Bad Boys 3 in June and I thought I'd take a look back at a project I designed in Miami, Fl called Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Why you may ask? The Miami mansion in Bad Boys II was Johnny Tapia's, played by Jordi Molla, and was featured in the rat scene...I apologize if you don't know the rat scene but you'll have to google it, I have to keep it clean in here. They were doing an extensive remodel and I did the lighting design for the pool and front entrance for Richard Heisenbottle of RJHA Architects, who just so happens to be a rock-star in historic preservation!

 E2 Illumination Designs plan / illustration created by ALA

E2 Illumination Designs plan / illustration created by ALA

Vizcaya is a National Historic Landmark and a top attraction if you're visiting Miami. Guests have included Pope John Paul II, President Reagan, Bill Clinton, Queen Elizabeth II, and King Juan Carlos while some furnishings relate back to Napoleon and Marie Antoinette. It's been named as the finest house ever built in the United States and the gardens are absolutely breathtaking. 

Visit the website for Vizcaya here and be sure to take time to enjoy the gardens the next time you are in Miami.

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