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  7. City View Garage in the Miami Design District / IwamotoScott

City View Garage in the Miami Design District / IwamotoScott

  • 13:00 - 24 May, 2015
City View Garage in the Miami Design District / IwamotoScott
City View Garage in the Miami Design District / IwamotoScott, © Robin Hill
© Robin Hill

© Daniel Balean © Robin Hill © Craig Scott © Craig Scott + 40

© Robin Hill
© Robin Hill

From the architect. IwamotoScott was commissioned, together with New York based architects Leong Leong and Southern California based artist John Baldessari, by Dacra and LVMH Real estate to design a portion of the City View Garage in Miami's Design District.

© Robin Hill
© Robin Hill

Sited along the edge of the Design District adjacent to I195, the building's facade has a strong presence from the  freeway, and thus acts as a kind of billboard for the Design District. The main body of the building is a parking structure above a level of retail storefront and includes a small six story office block. IwamotoScott's portion of the facade wraps around the main corner of the garage and encompasses an elevator lobby, exterior stair and the office block.

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Detail 3 Detail 4 Diagram 3 East Window Elevation + 40

The client brief requested avoiding the need for mechanical ventilation for the parking structure. As such, our design employs a digitally-fabricated modulated metal screen whose folded aluminum modules of varying apertures yield a total porosity that allows for natural ventilation.

© Robin Hill
© Robin Hill

A gradient coloration pattern reinforces the subtle gradation of five aperture sizes populating the metal screen. The screen is suspended from a series of fins cantilevering form the edges of the garage's concrete slabs.

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Diagram 3
Detail 1
Detail 1

The office facade is designed using a standard storefront system that is modulated with a gradient pattern of glass sizes. Working together, the design of the garage and office facades aim to rise to the occasion of the aesthetic ambitions set forth in the innovative redevelopment of Miami's Design District at large.

© Craig Scott
© Craig Scott
© Tex Jernigan
© Tex Jernigan
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "City View Garage in the Miami Design District / IwamotoScott" 24 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/633163/city-view-garage-in-the-miami-design-district-iwamotoscott/>
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