Downtown Miami is rapidly becoming a live-work destination. (Ed Webster / Flickr)
When it comes to development, said Allan Shulman, principal of Miami-based Shulman + Associates, “Miami has always been a true ‘boom and bust’ city, with the cycles highly compressed in comparison to other North American cities.”
Brooks + Scarpa designed a “showpiece” research and testing center for Metalsa in Monterrey, Mexico. (John Linden)
Perforated steel and translucent glass balance privacy and pop.
For their Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI) in Monterrey, Mexico, Metalsa, a global manufacturing firm that specializes in automobile and truck chassis, did not want just another factory. Read More
DXU wrapped Porsche Design’s Oak Brook, Illinois boutique in a matte black Dekton rain screen. (Courtesy Cosentino)
Sleek black rain screen reflects Porsche Design’s understated style.
In the world of high-end retail, first impressions matter. Knowing this, DXU, LLC principal Eric Styer took special care selecting a facade material for the Porsche Design boutique in Oak Brook, Illinois. Read More
Asked about the pros and cons of practicing architecture in South Florida, Miami-based Oppenheim Architecture + Design principal and lead designer Chad Oppenheim said, “It’s always wonderful to design buildings in a beautiful environment such as Miami.”
IwamotoScott crafted a digitally-fabricated aluminum skin for a Miami Design District parking garage. (Courtesy IwamotoScott)
Miami is hot right now—and not just because it’s midsummer. The city, which is in the midst of a building boom, is of necessity a model of sustainable building practices and extreme-weather preparedness.