Completing the vision

Completing the vision

MIAMI BEACH – June 2018 – Fresh off the $620 million expansion and new facade design of the Miami Beach Convention Center, Arquitectonica is positioned to complete the vision as the design architect for the long awaited Miami Beach Convention Center Hotel adjacent to the convention center. A convention center hotel on-site is needed in order for the City of Miami Beach to compete and bring in the largest conventions and trade shows to the area. The 800-key, mixed-use hotel will be voted on in November, for more information on the benefits of the hotel to Miami Beach visit, www.miamibeachconnect.com.
arquitectonica, the monograph launches

arquitectonica, the monograph launches

VENICE – June 2018 – Featuring the firm’s work the world over, Arquitectonica, the monograph, written by award-winning author Alastair Gordon, was on full display at a special launch party of the book at Palazzo Michiel in Venice as part of Venice Biennale 2018.
ARQUITECTONICA’S REGALIA CONDOMINIUM TOWER IN FLORIDA HAS UNDULATING VERANDAS

ARQUITECTONICA’S REGALIA CONDOMINIUM TOWER IN FLORIDA HAS UNDULATING VERANDAS

Designboom – This highrise condominium building in Florida features undulating surfaces designed to recall the adjacent ocean waves. Conceived by Arquitectonica, the 46-storey Regalia reaches a total height of 488 feet containing 39 units.

BRICKELL CITY CENTRE: Urban Life. Connected.

Urban Life. Connected. Brickell City Centre is Miami’s largest mixed-use urban development, now under construction, and as such is shaping Miami’s future.

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march 2018 Miami Beach Convention Center construction update

march 2018 Miami Beach Convention Center construction update

MIAMI BEACH – March 2018 – Construction update on the $620 million renovation and expansion to the Miami Beach Convention Center. The exterior building envelope is designed with more than 500 “fins,” angled aluminum linear forms that create a curvilinear undulation inspired by the nearby ocean waves. The fins create a highly efficient curtain wall screen that responds to the solar orientation of each facade maximizing shading from the intense tropical sun of Southern Florida while providing a dynamic movement to the facade.
MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER FINAL DESIGN RELEASED

MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER FINAL DESIGN RELEASED

Archdaily – The team of Fentress Architects, Arquitectonica and West 8 has released plans for the $620 million redesign of the Miami Beach Convention Center.
MASTERS OF SPACE AND TIME: 8 WATCHES DESIGNED BY ARCHITECTS

MASTERS OF SPACE AND TIME: 8 WATCHES DESIGNED BY ARCHITECTS

Architizer – Arquitectonica cofounder Laurinda Spear’s weatch displays a radical interface that does away with numbers and hands.
BRICKELL’S SLS HOTEL JUST WEEKS AWAY FROM WELCOMING FIRST GUESTS

BRICKELL’S SLS HOTEL JUST WEEKS AWAY FROM WELCOMING FIRST GUESTS

The Next Miami — Brickell is set to welcome a new hotel, with the opening of the SLS hotel set for October 3. The 124-room hotel is accepting reservations for that date and beyond, with prices starting at $249 per night.
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Trinity Place named

Trinity Place named "Best Community Impact in an Urban Area"

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Business Times honored Trinity Place the “Best Community Impact in an Urban Area” award. Situated in the heart of San Francisco’s “South of Market” district next to the Civic Center, the entire Trinity Place development is slated to add 1,900 apartment units to San Francisco’s bustling rental market.
WEBCAM: University of Miami student housing under construction

WEBCAM: University of Miami student housing under construction

Check-in on the status of Arquitectonica’s on-campus student housing project, once completed the 606,000 SF project with a series of 23 residential pods will house 1,100 beds and provide a new style of on campus living for the university.
John Pauline has been tapped to run Hong Kong office

John Pauline has been tapped to run Hong Kong office

HONG KONG – June 2018 – John Pauline joins Arquitectonica with more than 20 years of professional experience designing and managing a wide range of medium to large-scale mixed-use, residential, hospitality, commercial, and cultural projects. John’s design and management leadership has contributed to the design and implementation of projects built in 7 countries of which 20 projects are in China, 18 international design competition wins, and 8 current projects under construction.
Arquitectonica to design new co-working, co-living and wellness concept

Arquitectonica to design new co-working, co-living and wellness concept

MIAMI – July 2018 – As companies continue to look for more innovative and flexible co-working and mixed-use residential design, they engage Arquitectonica and its global architecture and interior design experience and knowledge of trending design concepts that will give them an edge in the marketplace. URBIN recently commissioned Arquitectonica to design the interiors of the company’s first co-working, co-living and wellness concept in South Florida. The initial project will be to renovate an existing five story building in Coral Gables, Fla., into a co-working and wellness facility that will provide 750 ergonomic desks, VIP corporate suites, and a sophisticated fitness and wellness center with personal training available. The fast-growing company is already looking to expand with a new stand-alone 200,000 SF co-working, co-living and wellness building in South Florida as well.
Celebrate Four Decades of Arquitectonica’s Striking Structures

Celebrate Four Decades of Arquitectonica’s Striking Structures

Architectural Digest – “For more than 40 years, the groundbreaking architectural firm has been eschewing a formal design theory in favor of simply designing beautiful buildings.”
Elysee breaks ground

Elysee breaks ground

MIAMI – December 2017 – Arquitectonica and Two Roads Development broke ground on Edgewater’s newest luxury residential tower. The 57-story, 100-unit waterfront condominium’s striking three-tiered telescoping reverse ziggurat form follows the building’s function – with smaller apartments below and larger ones above, all with direct 180-degree views of the bay and city. Amenities includes a Sky Lounge on the 30th floor and features a lounge area, bar, Grand Dining Room, library and wine room.
Arquitectonica’s Bernardo Fort-Brescia talks “Miami Vice,” breaking into new markets

Arquitectonica’s Bernardo Fort-Brescia talks “Miami Vice,” breaking into new markets

Arquitectonica’s Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear sat down with The Real Deal New York for a Q&A to discuss the launch of the firm’s monograph, Arquitectonica, which highlights the firm’s most influential projects around the world.
ARQUITECTONICA enters boston residential market with new cutting-edge luxury tower

ARQUITECTONICA enters boston residential market with new cutting-edge luxury tower

BOSTON – March 2018 – The 30-story Pierce Boston is now open. Arquitectonica’s first design in Boston had to be bold, sophisticated, contemporary and striking from all angles. The design reflects the vibrant, urban living experience sought by Boston residents. Located at the intersection of Brookline Avenue and Boylston Street, the corner serves as the gateway to The Fenway and the building and its architect link multiple neighborhoods. The tower is symmetrically located in the triangular site to create pedestrian-friendly podium streetscapes and prototypical tower setbacks to help both reduce the impact of the scale in the pedestrian realm and to mitigate very significant wind impacts created by its addition to the site.
SM City Tianjin wins Mall China Golden Mall Awards 2017 Commercial Plan Innovation Award

SM City Tianjin wins Mall China Golden Mall Awards 2017 Commercial Plan Innovation Award

CHINA – October 2017 – At 530,000-square-meters (5,704,00 SF), SM City Tianjin is China’s largest shopping mall and recently received the coveted Mall China Golden Mall Awards 2017 Commercial Plan Innovation Award for its design excellence and environment-friendly architecture. The design combines five elements of Chinese traditional culture – metal, wood, water, fire and earth. The mall utilizes an abundance of natural light and is environmentally sustainable through built in water-recycling and energy saving facilities.

BERNARDO FORT-BRESCIA TALKS DESIGN FOR AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT

The Real Deal — The firm’s principal Bernardo Fort-Brescia sat down with The Real Deal’s South Florida Managing Editor Ina Cordle at TRD’s Broward Showcase & Forum to discuss the challenges of designing a project in the urban core, and why more developers are choosing to build there.

ARCHITECTURE CITY GUIDE: MIAMI

ARCHITECTURE CITY GUIDE: MIAMI

Archdaily – American Airlines Arena by Architectonica with 360 Architecture on must-not-miss Miami city guide.
HANGIN’ OUT: 7 CAN’T-MISS CANTILEVERED COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

HANGIN’ OUT: 7 CAN’T-MISS CANTILEVERED COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

Architizer – The Gate by Arquitectonica, Abu Dhabi, UAE. This huge mixed-use development in the Middle East incorporates retail, offices, and apartments in six glass towers, three of which are linked by a horizontal band of accommodation that cantilevers out far above ground level.
BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY

Architizer – A building’s signage can make or break the best architecture. Fortunately, Arquitectonica, the architects behind the American Airlines Arena in Miami, wisely opted for GKD Mediamesh, an easily integrated signage system that turns off and on with all the effort of flipping a light switch.
Making the List

Making the List

MIAMI – August 2018 – Two of Arquitectonica’s most recent South Florida hotel designs, SLS Lux and Hyde Suites and Residences Midtown, have made SouthFlorida.com’s list of must see hotels. These cool hotels are the hottest properties in Miami right now.
Arquitectonica takes part in panel discussion to discuss the future of construction and design

Arquitectonica takes part in panel discussion to discuss the future of construction and design

MIAMI – June 2018 – Raymond Fort, a designer for Arquitectonica, took part in a panel discussion presented by LAB Ventures, regarding the impact of technology on construction and design. He commented that not only is technology changing the way architects design buildings with the use of 3D tools such as Revit and Building Information Modeling (BIM), but also the technology consumers use to shop online are changing the way designers allocate space. With the abundance of packages ordered on a daily basis, more thought has to go into the planning of mailrooms and deliveries which takes up valuable lobby space.
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Ritz-Carlton Residences construction hits half way mark

Ritz-Carlton Residences construction hits half way mark

MIAMI BEACH – The Ritz-Carlton Residences is an 800,000 SF luxury high-rise development comprised of a 50-story tower that includes 212 units with generous balcony space; spa and fitness center; beach bar & grill; business center with conference room; multiple swimming pools.
aria on the bay now complete

aria on the bay now complete

MIAMI – May 2018 – Just a few blocks north of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, one of Miami’s largest luxury waterfront residential condominium tower is now complete. The 51-story, 1,374,000 SF mixed-use building includes 647 units, ground floor retail, restaurants and parking for 843 cars. The site links Biscayne Bay with a new park and ceremonial entrance which allows the frontage on the park to be used for restaurants featuring outdoor dining overlooking the bay.

WORK ON COLORFUL MURAL BEGINS AT SLS BRICKELL

WORK ON COLORFUL MURAL BEGINS AT SLS BRICKELL

Skyrise Cities – As the mixed-use SLS Brickell by The Related Group prepares to debut in the next few months, work on a colorful mural gracing the building’s eight-storey parking garage is attracting attention from passerby.
ARQUITECTONICA CREATES WATERFRONT TOWER IN MIAMI WITH A SCULPTURAL FAÇADE

ARQUITECTONICA CREATES WATERFRONT TOWER IN MIAMI WITH A SCULPTURAL FAÇADE

Deezeen – Ameriacn firm arquitectonica has completed a residential tower in Miami with a crinkled façade and a public park that passes underneath the raised building, also designed by Arquitectonica.
Arquitectonica's co-founders Honored with ULI's Lifetime achievement Award

Arquitectonica's co-founders Honored with ULI's Lifetime achievement Award

MIAMI – October 2017 – Arquitectonica’s co-founders Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear were honored with the Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida/Caribbean’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award for their designs spanning the globe. Bernardo and Laurinda’s designs brought a new vision of modern to Miami and with each new project they continue to change skylines around the world. This year’s award marks the first time in the 12-year history of the program that an architect has won the prestigious award.
ARQUITECTONICA WINS COMPETITION TO DESIGN MIXED USE COMPLEX IN LUXEMBOURG

ARQUITECTONICA WINS COMPETITION TO DESIGN MIXED USE COMPLEX IN LUXEMBOURG

ArchDaily – The government of Luxembourg has announced that Miami-based firm Arquitectonica has won the competition to design a major mixed-use project in Luxembourg City.
YOUR GUIDE TO THE ULTIMATE MIAMI SPRING BREAK

YOUR GUIDE TO THE ULTIMATE MIAMI SPRING BREAK

Architizer – The Atlantis by Arquitectonica. This Miami masterpiece is worth visiting just to get a glimpse of the excess of the 80s, even if you aren’t Tony Montana.
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON MIAMI’S TALLEST TOWER

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON MIAMI’S TALLEST TOWER

Archdaily – Construction has begun on Miami’s tallest tower: SkyRise Miami. Standing 305 meters above the Biscayne Bay, the waterfront tower will offer three viewing decks, a restaurant, a nightclub, ballroom, exhibition space, and even the change to bungee jump off its upper floors.
SILK SCARVES AND TIES BY… ARQUITECTONICA?

SILK SCARVES AND TIES BY… ARQUITECTONICA?

Architizer – Arquitectonica’s Laurinda Spear has just launched her own accessories line, available at Arquitectonica Shop, filled with exuberantly printed scarves and ties.