Bisnow – Bernardo Fort-Brescia recently took part in a webinar and calls upon architects, developers and government leaders to increasingly make climate change a driving force in all aspects of development. “There’s no vaccine for climate change,” says Fort-Brescia. Click to read the full article.
Archdaily – Designed by Arquitectonica, Miami’s most anticipated landmark dubbed Elysee has topped-off construction at 57 stories. Upon its completion in 2020, the 649-foot-tall glass tower will become the tallest residential building in the Edgewater district.
Bernardo Fort-Brescia took part in a special presentation to the architecture students at UCAL in Lima, Peru. He shared with the students the insights, vision and determination needed to build a global award-winning architecture practice.
The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies presented Bernardo and Laurinda with the 2019 American Prize for Architecture, also known as The Louis H. Sullivan Award. The award is given to architects whose impact have contributed to humankind and history through architecture.
Miami Herald – “…the honor went to a relatively modest building was a happy surprise for UM, Murphy and its designers at Arquitectonica, co-founder Bernardo Fort-Brescia and principal Raymond Fort, his son. They credited the expressive manner in which the building wields and bends raw concrete and the painstaking craftsmanship needed to shape it. “It is immediately impressive,” said UM’s architecture dean, Rodolphe el-Khoury.
University of Miami School of Architecture’s Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio Building wins American-Architects 2018 Building of the Year Award. Designed by Arquitectonica and Lead Designer Raymond Fort. From 43 Building of the Week reviews in 2018 and more than 4,000 votes casted, the Studio Building won with an impressive 38% of the vote. A special thanks to all those who voted and a huge congratulations to everyone involved in the project.
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
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.
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.
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.
Archdaily – The team of Fentress Architects, Arquitectonica and West 8 has released plans for the $620 million redesign of the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Architizer – Arquitectonica cofounder Laurinda Spear’s weatch displays a radical interface that does away with numbers and hands.
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.
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.
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.
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.