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Living On the Edge: Why We’re Attracted to Places Where the Manmade Abuts the Natural

This article was originally published on Common Edge as "Living on the Edge."

I am on the edge. Not emotionally or psychologically—although this could be the case—but literally, physically, spatially, geographically. As I write this, I am sitting on the balcony of a hotel room in Miami Beach, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Behind me is the whole State of Florida and, indeed, the entire North American continent. In front of me: the boardwalk, a narrow beach, and then a lot of water—and not much else between here and Mauritania, a distance of more than 4,400 miles.

Terracina / SAOTA

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  • Architects: SAOTA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  920
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Fleetwood, Savaria, Aim Con Steel, Dillon Pools, Poggen Pohil

Ransom Everglades School STEM Building / Perkins&Will

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  • Architects: Perkins&Will
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  45000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, HUFCOR, Armstrong, Clear Choice Prestige Series 2020 Sliding Door System, Gate Pre-cast Company, +4

Brooks + Scarpa Reveals Proposal for Miami’s Aquatic Center and Park

Brooks + Scarpa along with PCL and BEA, design/build team is one of three finalists selected for a new community mixed-use complex. Located in the heart of Miami Beach, just one block west of the beach, the structure that replaces a municipal surface parking lot, will include pools, libraries, retail, a community center, and a 3-acre park. Designed as a resiliency hub, the building can accommodate future residential and office use when less parking is needed.

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Céline Flagship Store / Valerio Olgiati

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  • Architects: Valerio Olgiati
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  487
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Essequattro S.p.A

ICA Miami Museum / Aranguren&Gallegos Arquitectos

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Conscious Actions, Public Installation at Miami Design District / gt2p

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  • Architects: gt2p
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  40
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Balancing Preservation and Resiliency in Miami Beach

During the 20th century, Miami Beach reinvented itself several times, from Gilded Age mecca to Art Deco capital, to glamorous 1950s destination, only to become a faded has-been resort by the 1970s. The preservation movement that began in the 1970s and 1980s became its saving grace. By the 1990s Miami Beach, especially its South Beach neighborhood, was one of the hippest communities in the United States, drawing notable European residents like Gianni Versace.

OMA Designs Miami Beach’s First Underwater Sculpture Park

OMA and Shohei Shigematsu have designed a proposal for Miami Beach’s first underwater sculpture park and artificial reef in Florida. Working with Ximena Caminos and BlueLab Preservation Society, the project will function as an artificial reef to protect and preserve Miami’s marine life and coastal resilience. Called ReefLine, the design will be a new 7-mile underwater public sculpture park, snorkel trail and artificial reef located off Miami Beach’s shoreline.

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Gensler Designs Tech-Focused Office Space in Miami

Gensler has unveiled 545wyn, “the first Class-A office tower in Miami in over a decade”. In collaboration with office developer Sterling Bay and local development partner Joe Furst of Place Projects, the project introduces a new generation of office space, aiming to attract a new type of innovative, forward-focused tenants. In fact, Gensler Miami will be the building’s first tenant of the 10-story tower.

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Off-White Flagship Store Miami / Virgil Abloh + AMO

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  • Architects: AMO; Designers: Virgil Abloh
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  262
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Bass Residence / [STRANG]

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Florida's Residential Architecture: Understanding the Landscapes of American South

Casa Bahia / Alejandro Landes. Image © Joe Fletcher and Claudia UribeFolly / Cohesion Studio. Image © Sam FrostDilido House / SAOTA. Image © Adam LetchBrillhart House / Brillhart Architecture. Image Courtesy of Brillhart Architecture+ 17

Located in the southern region of the United States, the state of Florida is one of the most populous states and the 22nd largest. The state hosts some of the most populated areas in the country, such as Jacksonville and the Miami Metropolitan Area.

Brickell Flatiron Residential Tower / Revuelta Architecture International

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Brickell Flatiron, Miami’s Tallest All-Residential Tower, Is Now Completed

Miami’s tallest luxury condominium, the recently completed Brickell Flatiron tower is designed by architect Luis Revuelta, with interiors created by Italian design architect Massimo Iosa Ghini. Standing tall at 736-feet-high, the residential building is the newest icon of Brickell's Financial District

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Renzo Piano Unveils Images of First Completed Residential Building in Miami

Just completed, Eighty Seven Park in Miami is Renzo Piano’s first residential commission in the United States. The Pritzker Prize winner, known for his cultural interventions around the globe, imagined an architecture that creates the illusion of a floating building above the ocean and park.

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One Thousand Museum Residential Tower / Zaha Hadid Architects

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