Category: Miami

Who Will Dig Up Our Cities in 2,000 Years?

In an era dedicated to sustainable methods for building, developing, and living our lives, it seems like archaeology is the best place to look for solutions. Innovative building technologies are important, of course. But perhaps looking backwards, rather than forwards, is the optimal means of learning how humans managed to live harmoniously with Planet Earth […]

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Miami Architecture: The Art Deco District

Miami architecture is as varied as the city’s history, people, and cultures. Each neighborhood has a distinct look and (literal) flavor. However, the historic Art Deco District is representative of a very unique period in American History. As such, the buildings reflect signature Art Deco architectural style with an American pre-War twist. The Art Deco […]

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Miami's Porche Design Tower

If all goes as planned, one of America’s most innovative residential structures, Porche Design Tower, will rise near Miami. The highrise on Sunny Isles Beach will live up to its name, with large elevators taking owners straight to their condos…as they sit in their cars. The car elevator, profiled on Curbed Miami and Invest in Miami, is shown […]

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Miami's Vibrant Architecture, from Traditional to Modern

The architecture of Miami is a study in contrasts. The vibrant coastal city embraces diverse structures, from Versace’s uber-traditional villa to sleek modern award-winners. VERSACE VILLA. Casa Casuarina reflects the late Gianni Versace‘s embrace of traditional Italian and Classical motifs. The South Beach villa recently dropped in price from $125 million to $100 million, the South […]

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Striking Angles and Smooth Curves Balance Miami's Skyline

Like sweet-and-salty fried plantains, Miami’s skyline has a delicate balance. The striking angles of some buildings balance out the smooth curves of others. The result is a skyline like no other.   STRIKING ANGLES Performing arts center.  The Adrienne Arsht Center by architectural firm Pelli Clarke Pelli has angular forms that collide with grace.   Brickell World […]

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Cool and Contemporary Parking Garages

There used to be a clear “pecking order” to desirable projects for architects. The premier jobs were grand civic projects such as museums and concert halls. Next in line were choice projects such as hotels and corporate headquarters. Last on the list were the utilitarian structures like parking garages. So when did things flip-flop, and […]

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