Archinect - News 2017-08-17T00:08:54-04:00 Floridians may not see eye-to-eye politically, but they all agree parking garages are awesome Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-01T15:02:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T20:51:18-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="552" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Paraphrased by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Washington Post</em></a>, architect Terence Riley puts Miami's parking garages at the literal forefront of local urbanism: "In a city where everyone drives, the parking garage is the foyer." After all, Riley's firm, K/R Architects, curated the design of one of the city's most flamboyant parkades: Museum Garage, in the Miami Design District, features six different firms responsible for different facades: WORKac's and J. Mayer H.'s are pictured below (the former's design is on the left, mostly in white, bending into the latter's on the right, where things get more colorful) along with Clavel Arquitectos, Nciolas Buffe, K/R Architects, and Sagmeister &amp; Walsh.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Museum Garage is in good company. Miami has a ton of architecturally bold parking garages&mdash;1111 Lincoln Road by Herzog &amp; de Meuron (the cover image here) cost $65 million to build and is home to a designer shop and a private penthouse for its developer. The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>New York Times</em></a>&nbsp;called it&nbsp;"a piece of carchitecture that resembles ...</p> The GSD vs. the sea: school's new Office for Urbanization tackles climate change in Miami Beach Julia Ingalls 2015-11-11T12:58:00-05:00 >2015-11-18T00:18:54-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The times&mdash;specifically, the sea levels&mdash;are a changin'. Luckily, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard's Graduate School of Design</a> has just launched a new initiative, the Office for Urbanization, to start amassing design research for new urban realities for cities around the world. The Office is described as being "a venue for the advancement of knowledge on the role of design research in relation to the social and environmental challenges associated with ongoing urbanization."&nbsp;The first project for the Office takes on the challenges facing <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miami Beach</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>As founding director <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Charles Waldheim</a>, the John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture, explained,&nbsp;&ldquo;This foundational project of the Office for Urbanization will examine the implications of rising sea levels and increased storm events on the economy and ecology, infrastructure and identity of Miami Beach in relation to its metropolitan and regional contexts. The study will develop design strategies and scenarios to mitigate present threats and to anticipate ...</p> Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away Alexander Walter 2014-07-11T13:11:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T19:59:53-04:00 <img src="" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Low-lying south Florida, at the front line of climate change in the US, will be swallowed as sea levels rise. Astonishingly, the population is growing, house prices are rising and building goes on. The problem is the city is run by climate change deniers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> OMA Wins Miami Beach Convention Center Competition Alexander Walter 2013-07-18T13:59:00-04:00 >2013-07-23T21:14:46-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>News broke that the team consisting of OMA, Tishman Realty and UIA Management has won the Miami Beach Convention Center Master Plan competition. The team was one of the two remaining contestants fighting for the bid, the other team featuring BIG, West 8 and Fentress Architects among others [...]. OMA had already won another competition earlier this month for a large mixed-use development in Santa Monica, California.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG &amp; Design Partners Propose Miami Beach Square as Massive Convention Center Redevelopment</a></p> <p> Related: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA&rsquo;s Winning &ldquo;The Plaza at Santa Monica&rdquo; Entry</a></p> BIG & Design Partners Propose Miami Beach Square as Massive Convention Center Redevelopment Alexander Walter 2013-05-14T19:09:00-04:00 >2013-07-18T18:12:42-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>BIG together with West 8, Fentress Architects, John Portman &amp; Associates (JPA), Revuelta Architecture International and developers Portman-CMC have unveiled the urban planning proposal Miami Beach Square, the centerpiece of a 52-acre Miami Beach Convention Center District development. Portman-CMC is one of two development teams currently in the race for the project.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA Wins Miami Beach Convention Center Competition</a></p> Come and celebrate the launch of Volume 29, ‘The Urban Conspiracy’ Archinect 2011-11-30T17:37:20-05:00 >2011-12-08T09:16:02-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="868" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> If you're in Miami Beach later this week to attend <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art | Basel | Miami Beach</a>, don't miss this exciting event: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Volume 29</em><em>, &lsquo;The Urban Conspiracy&rsquo;</em> </a>launches on Friday, December 2, with a special event at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Join Printed Matter, Jeffrey Inaba, and guests to celebrate the launch, the party starts at 5pm.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> Here's some more info we've received from Jeffrey Inaba:</p> <p> <em>The term &lsquo;senior moment&rsquo;&nbsp; typically refers to an age-related lapse in memory, logical thinking, or sense of orientation. But appearing at a loss is merely a common trick to conceal actions that are part of a highly coordinated effort. The elderly have been conspiring to realize a surprising mission. Volume 29 uncovers 'the plan', and identifies 'the locations', &lsquo;members&rsquo;, and &lsquo;assets&rsquo; of this vast urban takeover. Contributors include Yoko Ono, Francesco Bonami, Michael Graves, Paola Antonelli, Junya Ishigami, and Lebbeus Woods.</em></p>