Yesterday, art lovers around the world were shocked when someone strolled into the Pérez Art Museum Miami and destroyed a $1 million vase by Ai Weiwei. [...]
The vandal is actually Maximo Caminero, a well-known local painter who has shown works at the Fountain Art Fair. He tells New Times that he destroyed the vase to make a point. — blogs.miaminewtimes.com
"I did it for all the local artists in Miami that have never been shown in museums here," he says. "They have spent so many millions now on international artists. It's the same political situation over and over again. I've been here for 30 years and it's always the same."
Fifteen finalists in DawnTown's second annual Design/Build Competition still have a chance to design the next temporary installation at HistoryMiami in Downtown Miami's Cultural Center.In phase one of the competition, the jury received over 100 portfolio submissions from around the world...
The new Pérez Art Museum that opened here last week embodies a vernacular style—deep-shaded, loose-limbed and connected to the tropics—that should have been but never was because of those two invasive species, Art Deco and the air conditioner. — online.wsj.com
Space Oddity was conceived by rub-a-dub in 2012, while studying under the DRL at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, a post-professional MArch program. They state that while their proposal "is obviously not a viable option for actual space travel...Lately there has being a lot of noise about space design...We believe a lot of these projects are only solving technical issues".
Fred Scharmen was intrigued "Very nice work. Thanks for posting this".
Amelia Taylor-Hochberg Editorial Manager for Archinect, interviewed rub-a-dub (a team of Sebastian Andia, Rodrigo Chain, Apostolos Despotidis and Thomas T. Jensen) to learn about their project 'Space Oddity', for the latest edition of the Student Works series. Space Oddity was conceived...
Miami’s new art museum, the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), opens on December 4th. The subtle building, designed by the Basel architecture firm, Herzog & de Meuron, isn't exactly what you'd expect from a city that produced the Mediterranean Revival, Art Deco, Morris Lapidus, and Arquitectonica. — metropolismag.com
The city has become a drop-off point for the migrant tribe of global super-rich, who feel the need to keep homes in London, New York, perhaps Moscow or an Asian city, and now Miami. [...]
At times, Miami seems to be following a London formula: property speculation + contemporary art + restaurant boom + cultural diversity = dynamic world city. It is easy to see where it all gets a bit shallow, starting with the sudden mania for collecting big-name architects. — theguardian.com
The director of exhibitions at Design Miami heard about the duo's eagerness to move beyond traditional forms and building materials, and asked them to submit a design for the entrance to the annual fair's pavilion at Art Basel Miami Beach 2013. "We got a cold call in late May, and it all happened at a fairly quick pace," says Ricciardi. "We had two weeks to develop a concept, and within a week they let us know that we had been selected." — papermag.com
The Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron went tropical to design an alluring home for a museum long stifled by a bad building in an unfortunate location. The Perez now has a shot at establishing itself as a major destination. — bloomberg.com
The Miami Design District recently revealed the design plan for its new mixed-use building commissioned to award-winning architect Sou Fujimoto.
Set to be constructed in Miami's largely pedestrian Palm Court, the new building will be a vibrant addition to the neigborhood. — bustler.net
By century's end, rising sea levels will turn the nation's urban fantasyland into an American Atlantis. But long before the city is completely underwater, chaos will begin — rollingstone.com
One Herald Plaza, the bayfront behemoth from which generations of journalists fanned out across South Florida — and at times the world — to cover the news, passed into history on Thursday after succumbing to a real estate deal.
… She was 60. — jimromenesko.com
Three winners and one honorable mention have been announced in DawnTown Miami's 2013 ideas competition entitled Landmark Miami. This year’s theme focused on how cities are instantly identified by the individual structures within them. [...] architects and designers were tasked with creating an iconic architectural piece that contributes to the image of Miami. — bustler.net
If you're in Miami these days, make sure to visit the exhibit of Up-Downtown, the winning entry of DawnTown’s inaugural Design/Build competition [...].
Up-Downtown, the successful collaboration between Jacob Brillhart (Miami, FL) and Manuel Clavel-Rojo (Murcia, Spain), interactively presents the rapid rise of downtown Miami over an extended period of time. — bustler.net
DawnTown, well known for its annual design ideas competitions for Miami, has announced the winner of its inaugural Design/Build competition. Over 110 submissions competed to design a low cost, temporary installation on the topic of Evolution in Miami. From a narrowed-down list of 16, the jury finally selected the international collaboration between Manuel Clavel-Rojo (Murcia, Spain) and Jacob Brillhart (Miami, Florida) as the winners. — bustler.net
Hadid’s tower will be built at the site that is now occupied by the BP Station at 1000 Biscayne Boulevard, directly across from Museum Park. The selection of Hadid was confirmed Monday by the investment group behind 1000 Biscayne Tower, which is managed by local developers Gregg Covin and Louis Birdman. — miamiherald.com
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