Construction sites and cranes pose threat to Miami residents in Hurricane Irma’s path

Miami residents in the shadow of heavyweight construction cranes have been told to evacuate, as the structures could be toppled by the high winds anticipated to arrive with Hurricane Irma. The City of Miami issued a statement on Twitter warning citizens of the potential toppling danger of the 20 to 25 cranes in the city,

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OMA’s Park Grove towers in Miami shown in new renderings

This new set of images provides a closer look at the trio of towers designed by architecture firm OMA for Miami’s Coconut Grove. Currently under construction, the Park Grove development occupies the last open lot in the waterfront area south of Downtown Miami. It sits along Bay Shore Drive’s “wall of towers”, made up of

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Five of the best houses in Florida on Dezeen

Next in our series spotlighting residential architecture from each US state is Florida, where lavish waterfront villas designed for tropical living include a house built around its own lagoon and a home with a waterslide. Casa Bahia by Alejandro Landes This tropical-modernist mansion in Miami was the first architecture project by Colombian-Ecuadorian filmmaker Alejandro Landes,

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Miami Beach residence by SAOTA takes indoor-outdoor living to the extreme

South African firm SAOTA has built its first project in Miami Beach: an expansive, waterfront home that boasts a basketball court and a waterslide. Called Pine Tree House, the family residence is located in the historic Collins Waterfront district. It occupies a long, linear site that stretches between a busy road and an active canal. Composed

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David Beckham scores land for Populous-designed football stadium in Miami

David Beckham’s plan to create a new professional soccer team for Miami is a step closer to kick-off – the British footballer has now acquired a plot of land to build a stadium on. The Miami Beckham United team, backed by the star, received approval from politicians in Miami-Dade county to buy the three-acre parcel of land in

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Studio MK27 completes Miami Beach house with its own private lagoon

Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan of Studio MK27 has completed a luxurious Miami Beach residence, featuring a private lagoon where residents can swim with fish, and a bridge walkway that snakes over the top. Measuring 10 feet long (30 metres) and 30 feet wide (nine metres), the manmade lagoon is organically filtered and surrounded by vegetation to provide an “authentically manicured” natural environment for

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Ecosistema Urbano envisions bioclimatic domes for West Palm Beach

Madrid studio Ecosistema Urbano has won first place in a competition to revamp the waterfront of Florida’s West Palm Beach, with a proposal for domed spaces that house an array of functions, from an aquarium to a yoga and meditation zone. Called Open Shore, the scheme is the winner of the Shore to Core competition

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Postmodern architecture: Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan Hotels by Michael Graves

With the AIA 2017 conference currently taking place in Orlando, we’ve reprised our series on postmodern architecture and design for a one-off special, spotlighting an iconic pair of buildings in the Florida city: Michael Graves’ colourful hotels for Disney World. New York and New Jersey-based Michael Graves Architecture & Design created the Dolphin and Swan hotels

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One Bayfront Plaza by KPF set to become Miami’s joint-tallest building

International architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox has revealed plans for a supertall skyscraper in Miami, which will match Foster + Partners’ twin towers at the city’s maximum height limit. One Bayfront Plaza in the Downtown area will rise to 1,049 feet (320 metres) – the recently revised height restriction set by the Federal Aviation Administration,

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Antonio Citterio unveils design for glass Arte tower on Florida beach

Italian designer Antonio Citterio has been tapped to conceive a luxury residential building in Miami Beach, marking his first architectural project in America and the latest in a string of residential developments in the area. Called Arte by Antonio Citterio, the 12-storey apartment building is slated to rise on a vacant, one-acre (0.4-hectare) parcel in Surfside, an

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Jean Nouvel elevates Miami Beach residences to avoid rising sea levels

French architect Jean Nouvel’s first residential project in Florida is raised over 11 feet above sea level to address the growing risk of flooding in Miami Beach. Monad Terrace will be located in the city’s South Beach area, which is home to a swathe of Art Deco buildings that have been revamped over the past

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Eight new starchitect-designed apartment towers in Miami

As the art and design communities prepare to descend on Miami next week, here’s a recap of residential skyscrapers designed by some of the world’s most famous architects, all of which are either rising or recently completed in the city. The Towers by Foster + Partners Foster + Partners’ plans for a pair of skyscrapers to be

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BIG completes pair of twisting towers in Miami’s Coconut Grove

Work has finished on Bjarke Ingels Group’s first condominium project in the United States, a pair of glass high-rise buildings that overlook Biscayne Bay. Called Grove at Grand Bay, the luxury housing development is located in the historic Miami neighbourhood of Coconut Grove, once known as an enclave for artists and writers. The buildings, which

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Carlo Ratti proposes floating plaza for Florida waterfront

Architecture office Carlo Ratti Associati has used submarine technologies to design a buoyant public space off the coast of West Palm Beach’s Currie Park. As part of his masterplan for the Florida city’s waterfront, architect Carlo Ratti and his team have proposed a plaza that will be partly submerged and constructed like an underwater vessel.

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Foster + Partners unveils supertall twin towers for Miami

UK firm Foster + Partners has released plans for a pair of skyscrapers to be constructed in Brickell, Miami, which will take advantage of the city’s new height limit. The Towers by Foster + Partners will reach 1,049 feet (320 metres) – the fifth development to be approved at this recently increased figure. Building heights

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Filmmaker’s first architectural project is modernism-influenced Miami villa

Colombian-Ecuadorian filmmaker Alejandro Landes has completed his first built project: a tropical-modernist mansion in Miami that is currently among the city’s most expensive residential properties (+ slideshow). The 20,000-square-foot (1,858-square-metre) Casa Bahia estate on the shore of Miami’s Biscayne Bay includes seven bedrooms distributed across three storeys. Completed in late 2015, the luxury property is currently More

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Oppenheim Architecture adapts Miami Beach home for tropical living

Miami studio Oppenheim Architecture has overhauled a local house to allow residents to divide their time between indoors and out (+ slideshow). The 9,000 square foot (836 square metres) Villa Allegra was adapted from a “nondescript, one-storey home” according to the architects. The studio added an extra floor and created partially enclosed areas to maximise the potential More

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Crowdfunding campaign launched to fund restoration of abandoned Miami Marine Stadium

Heineken and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are hosting a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the resurrection of a 1960s Miami stadium designed by Cuban architect Hilario Candela. Called Save Your Seat, the Indiegogo campaign aims to raise money for the restoration of the Miami Marine Stadium – a 6,566-seat waterfront sports venue that has sat More

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BIG’s The Grove at Grand Bay twisted towers near completion

Instagram users are posting photos that show the almost-finished pair of twisted towers that Bjarke Ingels’ firm is building in Miami. The images show BIG’s The Grove at Grand Bay apartment buildings at their full 20-storey height, with completion likely to occur later this year. A photo posted by Horace Jones (@topflight_photography) on Feb 29, 2016 at More

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Wooden shutters swing open to reveal Miami house by Brillhart Architecture

Florida-based studio Brillhart Architecture has completed a home fronted by slatted wooden shutters in a lush Miami forest (+ slideshow). The house, named Brillhart Residence, was designed by husband-and-wife duo Jacob and Melissa Brillhart for themselves to live in. They wanted the single-storey building to “reflect a new architecture for the tropics”, and took cues from local construction techniques More

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Zaha Hadid’s interiors for One Thousand Museum tower in Miami revealed in new images

These new images reveal more details and show the interior designs for late architect Zaha Hadid’s residential skyscraper currently under construction in Miami (+ slideshow). The One Thousand Museum skyscraper is located in the city’s Downtown district in front of Museum Park, close to Herzog & de Meuron’s Pérez Art Museum and Grimshaw’s yet-to-complete Patricia and More

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Miami Beach should lobby to resurrect Zaha Hadid’s parking garage, says Craig Robins

Miami developer Craig Robins has called on the local community to push for the construction of a car park designed by Zaha Hadid, which was rejected by city officials just weeks after her sudden death. Miami city commissioners rejected the plans for the spiralling design and voted to solicit new proposals in April, five years More

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Machado Silvetti clads Florida museum extension in over 3,000 green ceramic tiles

US firm Machado Silvetti has used jade-coloured terracotta tiles to sheath an extension to an Asian art centre on a museum campus in Florida (+ slideshow). The addition was created on the historic campus of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida. Commonly known as The Ringling, it is one of the More

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Miami Dior boutique by Barbarito Bancel is sheathed in curved white concrete panels

French studio Barbarito Bancel Architectes has draped a Dior clothing boutique in Miami in an assemblage of sculpted white panels, intended to evoke a pleated skirt (+ slideshow). The new flagship store for the French fashion label Dior is located in the Miami Design District, alongside boutiques for luxury brands such as Hermès and Louis Vuitton. Barbarito More

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Rafael Moneo designs luxury condo towers for the Miami waterfront

Rafael Moneo, the 1996 Pritzker Prize winner, has been tapped to design his first Miami project: a pair of upscale residential towers intended to revitalise the once-famous Jockey Club. Called the Apeiron – which means “limitless” in Greek – the towers are designed by the Spanish architect to be built in the ageing Jockey Club complex, located More

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Works begins on Foster + Partners Norton Museum expansion in Florida’s West Palm Beach

Construction work has begun on Foster + Partners new wing for the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, a project that was first announced in 2013 (+ slideshow). The 59,000-square-foot (5,480 square metre) wing will create a new entrance for the museum under a monumental canopy with hidden supports that sits 43 feet (13 metres) More

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OMA’s Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Faena Forum takes shape in Miami Beach

Construction is well underway on OMA’s drum-shaped Faena Forum cultural centre in Miami Beach, which was influenced by the Guggenheim Museum in New York according to the project’s lead architect. The 42,565-square-foot building (3,954 square metres) is made up of a cylindrical hall fixed to a rectangular box. Its scale and distinctive form were inspired […]

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Isay Weinfeld unveils latest designs for update of historic Shore Club in Miami’s South Beach

Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld has been commissioned to convert The Shore Club, a historic hotel in Miami’s South Beach, into a luxury complex with condominiums, hotel rooms and poolside bungalows. Situated in the city’s Art Deco District, the updated property will feature 100 hotel rooms and 75 apartments, many of them offering expansive views of […]

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ArandaLasch creates pleated concrete facade for Tom Ford flagship Miami store

US firm ArandaLasch has completed a store for fashion designer Tom Ford in the Miami Design District, featuring an angular facade that references bold Art Deco motifs (+ slideshow). Situated on the corner of a busy Miami street, the shop is part of a new building by ArandaLasch that houses four luxury retailers, including French fashion brand Lanvin and […]

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Renzo Piano unveils plans for glass tower on Miami Beach

Renzo Piano Building Workshop is set to begin work on a glass-sheathed tower in Miami Beach that will be the firm’s first residential project in the USA (+ slideshow). Eighty Seven Park will sit between parkland and the Atlantic Ocean in Miami’s North Beach district. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the glass tower will feature oblong floors […]

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Arquitectonica creates waterfront tower in Miami with a sculptural facade

American firm Arquitectonica has completed a residential tower in Miami with a crinkled facade and a public park that passes underneath the raised building (+ slideshow). Called Icon Bay, the 42-storey tower is located in Edgewater, a once-blighted neighbourhood that borders the city’s Biscayne Bay. The 500-foot-tall (152 metre) building sits on piloti and rises […]

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Visual artist recreates Paul Rudolph house as the architect intended it to be

LA-based architect and visual artist Dan Huh has created a set of images that depict Paul Rudolph’s original design for the celebrated Milam Residence in Florida (+ slideshow). Located in the coastal community of Ponte Vedra Beach, the Milam Residence caused “a sensation” when it was built in 1962, according to the Paul Rudolph Foundation. Commissioned […]

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Rogers Partners team moves ahead with new Pier Park in Florida’s St Petersburg

The city council of St Petersburg, Florida, has signed off the demolition of a historic pier and approved plans for its replacement – a hybrid pier and park designed by New York studio Rogers Partners. Rogers Partners is working with New York landscape architect Ken Smith and local firm ASD to replace St Petersburg Pier, which […]

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SHoP Architects and West 8 design new tech district for Miami

SHoP Architects has teamed up with West 8 to design a four-block development, aimed specifically at attracting technology businesses and turning Miami into “Florida’s Silicon Valley” (+ slideshow). Located in Miami’s Park West neighbourhood, the 10-acre (four hectare) development has been proposed by developer Michael Simkins and will include 3,850,000 square feet (358,000 square metres) […]

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Krueck + Sexton surrounds the FBI’s South Florida headquarters with a natural moat

Krueck + Sexton Architects has designed a glazed office building in the Florida everglades for the FBI, using restored wetlands to create “a beautiful moat” for security (+ slideshow). The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s new seven-storey office building is its central headquarters for South Florida and officially opened in April. Designed by Chicago-based architects Krueck […]

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Sou Fujimoto’s Palm Court retail complex completes in Miami

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto aimed to create “crystallised showers of sunlight” with the blue glass fins that front his shopping centre in the Miami Design District (+ interview + slideshow). Sou Fujimoto’s design for the Palm Court retail centre was influenced by Miami’s tropical and unpredictable weather, which he experienced during his first visit. “I was […]
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Rem Koolhaas’ Faena Forum in Miami shown in new renderings and model

News: the Pantheon-like interior of Rem Koolhaas’ arts and culture centre in Miami Beach has been revealed by developer Faena during this year’s Design Miami and Art Basel events (+ slideshow). Due to open in December 2015, the 4,645-square-metre Faena Forum designed by Rem Koolhaas and his Dutch studio OMA will provide Miami Beach with […]
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Buckminster Fuller’s Fly’s Eye Dome installed in Miami Design District

Design Miami 2014: a domed structure conceived by American Neo-Futuristic architect Buckminster Fuller as an “autonomous dwelling machine” has been installed in the Miami Design District. Richard Buckminster Fuller designed and patented the Fly’s Eye Dome in 1965, which he saw as a prototype for low-cost portable housing of the future. He had produced three of the prototype […]
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