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MCKENNA RESIDENCE in Miami, Florida by [STRANG] Architecture

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Article source: [STRANG] Architecture

The McKenna Residence incorporated the renovation of an existing “ranch” style home into a new masterplan for the property.  The new wing houses the Master Bedroom and Great Room while the renovated older wing houses kids’ bedrooms and recreation areas.  The existing pool was also retained in the overall design.  Materials include Florida keystone, ipe cladding and a metal roof.

Image Courtesy © Claudia Uribe-Touri

Image Courtesy © Claudia Uribe-Touri

  • Architects: [STRANG] Architecture
  • Location: Miami, Florida  
  • Photography: Claudia Uribe-Touri
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Project Manager
Jason Adams
  • Project Team
Max Strang
  • Client
Paul & Dominique McKenna
  • Awards
AIA MIAMI Award of Excellence, 2008
  • Status
Completed, 2008


14-Story Tower in the Miami by Studio Gang Architects

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Article source: Studio Gang Architects

Studio Gang Architects is pleased to release its design for a 14-story tower that will rise in the vibrant Miami Design District. Supplemented by amenities such as a rooftop lounge and swimming pool, as well as retail at ground level, the tower’s 76 residential units are designed to take advantage of panoramic views of Biscayne Bay. The exterior of the building produces habitable spaces that function as a contemporary “Florida Room,” historic to the surrounding Buena Vista neighborhood. These shaded, open-air rooms provide both a thermal buffer for the interior and an outdoor space for relaxing and entertaining. The facade architecture demonstrates Studio Gang’s principle of exo-spatial high-rise design in which the inside extends to the outside in a dynamic spatial arrangement. Targeting LEED Gold, the project will incorporate performance features such as energy-saving solar shading and a rainwater collection system.

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang Architects

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang Architects

  • Architects: Studio Gang Architects
  • Project: 14-Story Tower 
  • Location: Miami, USA
  • OWNER: Miami Design District Associates
  • SIZE: 160,000 sf
  • LEED: Targeted Gold
  • STATUS: Anticipated Completion 2016
  • Associate Architect: Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design, Inc.  (more…)

Anticipated PortMiami Tunnel Unveiled in Miami by ArquitectonicaGEO & Bouygues Construction

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Article source: ArquitectonicaGEO & Bouygues Construction

Miami-based ArquitectonicaGEO was a member of the international team on the $1-billion PortMiami Tunnel, a full Public Private Partnership (P3), Design-Build-Finance-Maintain-Operate, infrastructure project that was thirty years in the making.  The tunnel opened to traffic on Sunday, August 3, 2014.

Image Courtesy © Robin Hill.

Image Courtesy © Robin Hill.


One Thousand Museum in Miami by AKJ Design Concepts LLC

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Article source: AKJ Design Concepts LLC

Here is a first look at architectural interior designer Alfred Karram Jr.’s vision for an exclusively commissioned unit at Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum in Miami.

Inspired by Hadid’s ground breaking approach to the property’s façade, Karram chose to echo the sleek geometry with curvy custom furnishings and agile interior architecture in subtle shades of white, gray and charcoal.

Image Courtesy © AKJ Design Concepts LLC

Image Courtesy © AKJ Design Concepts LLC

  • Interior designer: AKJ Design Concepts LLC
  • Project: One Thousand Museum
  • Location: Miami, U.S.A
  • Software used: Catapult 13


Simpson Park Pavillion in Miami, Florida by Oppenheim Architecture + Design

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Article source: Oppenheim Architecture + Design

Orchid House Gateway Pavilion into Simpson Park Hammock.  The structure is part of the first phase of a public-private partnership to revitalize the historic park and return it to the community. The pavilion embodies a symbiotic relationship between nature and architecture as the structure embraces and becomes interwoven within the diverse indigenous canopy of the hammock while minimizing ecological site impact.

Image Courtesy © Ken Hayden

Image Courtesy © Ken Hayden

  • Architects: Oppenheim Architecture + Design
  • Project: Simpson Park Pavillion
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Photography: Ken Hayden
  • Scope: 300 SF Park Pavillion. Architecture



Friday, February 14th, 2014

Article source: LUIS PONS DESIGN LAB

The design and creation of a whimsical and sophisticated environmental installation at the site of the entertainment venue Orchid.


The installation is an extension of the performance. A “Garden of Pleasure” starts at the initial view of the gateway location and continues to the peripheral fence. It culminates in the areas surrounding the “spiegeltent” and welcomes spectators before and after each performance. Several factors are considered in the design of the environmental installation of the Orchid venue. The aesthetics of the traditional “spiegeltent”, the iconic fences of nomadic circuses, and the essence of the venue, located in the celebrated Miami Design District, all contribute to the elegant and innovative installation.

Image Courtesy © Stephan Goettlicher

  • Architects: LUIS PONS DESIGN LAB
  • Project: ORCHID CIRCUS
  • Location: MIAMI, U.S.A
  • Photography: Moris Moreno, Stephan Goettlicher
  • CLIENT: Temporary Entertainment LLC

Tent Pile in Miami by formlessfinder

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Article source: formlessfinder 

Formlessfinder’s Tent Pile brings an intensely architectural intervention to Design Miami/, inventing a new building typology to provide shade, seating, cool air, and a space to play for the city’s public. The design practice, co-founded by Julian Rose and Garrett Ricciardi in 2010, approaches new projects with an interest in the specifics of geography — closely examining the spatial, social, and physical conditions of the location with which their structure will interact. They prioritize the use of available materials, committing to deploy them in ways that allow for reuse, an approach that produces what they refer to as “an architecture that can go from nothing to something and back again.

Image Courtesy © James Harris

  • Architects: formlessfinder
  • Project: Tent Pile
  • Location: Miami, U.S.A
  • Photography: formlessfinder, James Harris, Dave Pinter, Roberto Tovar
  • Designers In Charge: Garrett Ricciardi & Julian Rose
  • Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates / Nat Oppenheimer & Ben Rosenberg
  • Aluminum Fabrication: Neal Feay Company, Alex Rasmussen
  • Environmental Engineering Consultation: Mahadev Raman & Patrick Regan
  • Special Project Support: ALCOA
  • Area: 2900.0 ft2
  • Year: 2013

Coral Gables Residence in Miami, Florida by Touzet Studio

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Article source: Touzet Studio

The “City-side” façade presents itself as two restrained stone-clad volumes – a “mask” clad in material very much identified with the architecture of Coral Gables. The lower volume is rough-hewn Florida Keystone and the larger, main volume is clad in honed limestone. The mask is penetrated by only two openings on the western façade and a “frieze” of windows above. Very little of the house is visible from the street – even the thrust of the sculptural roof is hidden from view.

Image Courtesy © Robin Hill

  • Architects: Touzet Studio
  • Project: Coral Gables Residence
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Photography: Robin Hill
  • Software used: AutoCad, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign.

Bay Point Residence in Miami, Florida by Mellet & Human Architects

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Article source: Mellet & Human Architects

Mellet & Human Architects designed a previous house in South Africa for this client, who again asked the firm for a design on an exclusive waterfront lot in Bay Point, Miami. It is situated in a well-established gated community with easy waterway access to Biscayne Bay. Due to scarcity and of land here, the request was that full use be made of the development rights on the property. The design also had to conform to the strict hurricane and flood level building codes set by the City of Miami.

Image Courtesy © Mellet & Human Architects

Miami Pier Museum in Miami, Florida by OSO Studio LTD

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Article source: OSO Studio LTD

At the extension of the axis of the fifth avenue, pier museum becomes the ending of the urban space above the sea. The typology of building expresses the conversion and interaction of spatial energy. Simulating the natural growth, along the view toward the seascape in distance, the structure stretch from the beach end to the sea, converts the city space formed by street to a floating seascape terrace, planar pier evolutes to an organic structure, and provides the free path of promenade above the sea level.

Beach View

  • Architects: OSO Studio LTD
  • Project: Miami Pier Museum
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Competition: 2009
  • Software used: Mcneel Rhinoceros 4.0 for modeling; Maxwell Render 1.6 for rendering; Autodesk AutoCAD 2007 for drawings and Adobe Photoshop 9.0 for final process.


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