Throughout it’s growing years, the Miami Design District has unleashed the dreams and aspirations of international creatives and brands, empowering their true dedication to architecture, design, fashion, art and urban sprawl. Brands include the likes of Prada, Burberry, Cartier, Fendi, Givenchy, Rolex, Saint Laurent, Tory Burch, Lanvin, Design Within Reach, Tod’s, Tom Ford, Lanvin, Holly Hunt, COS, Christian Louboutin, Hermès, and Louis Vuitton.
Recently, the Miami Design District became the first LEED ND Gold Certified project in Miami Dade County and the 5th in the United States. Their success trademarks include:
Bursting to debut the highly anticipated Museum Garage – the most recent addition to the north corner of the district’s latest phase of development, Terrence Riley of K/R and curator, is excited to present a new outer skin, stretching from one block to the other, conceived and built by five very special architects.
Miami Design District developer and CEO of Dacra, Craig Robins, commissioned architect and curator Terence Riley to develop the concept of Museum Garage, curating the work of various participating international architects: WORKac, J. Mayer H., Clavel Arquitectos, Nicolas Buffe and Riley’s own architectural firm K/R (Keenen/Riley).
Merging creatives from around the globe, Riley drew inspiration from the surrealist parlor game, Exquisite Corpse. Cadavre Exquis, as the game is known in French, involved a collection of images assembled by various artists with no regard or knowledge of what the other artists have drawn, producing one image whose components don’t necessarily match but flow together as one playful composition.
As the sun sets over 305, the Miami Design District is hard at work developing new ways of unleashing our most precious asset; the creative spirit.
It’s a wrap.
By ALFRED LAMOUREUX