iwamotoscott clads city view garage with a perforated aluminum façade
photography by robin hill, unless otherwise stated

 

 

 

together with new york-based practice leong leong and artist john baldessari, iwamotoscott architecture was commissioned to design the ‘city view garage’ in miami’s design district. the building is sited along the I195 freeway at edge of the region, and consequently serves as a billboard for the area.

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the building serves as a billboard for the miami design district

 

 

 

the main body of the building is a parking structure – which includes a small six storey office block – positioned above a level of retail outlets. iwamotoscott’s portion of the façade wraps around the main corner of the garage, encompassing an elevator lobby, an external stairway and the aforementioned offices.

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the main body of the building is a parking structure positioned above a level of retail outlets
photo by craig scott

 

 

 

so that mechanical intervention would not be required, the design team employed a digitally-fabricated metal screen with folded aluminum modules that promote natural ventilation. the screen, which features a gradient coloration pattern, is suspended from a series of fins cantilevering from the edges of the garage’s concrete slabs.

 

see here for designboom’s previous coverage of the project.

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the façade wraps around the main corner of the garage
photo by craig scott

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the building is sited along the I195 freeway at edge of the neighborhood

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the design employs folded aluminum modules that allow for natural ventilation

iwamoto scott city view garage miami design district designboom
the project encompasses an elevator lobby, and an exterior stairway

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complementing the architecture area two pieces by artist john baldessari

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iwamotoscott’s portion of the project, viewed from street level

 

 

project info:

 

location: miami design district, florida, USA
principals: lisa iwamoto & craig scott
project team: anne schneider, cooper jones
architect of record for base parking structure: tim haahs engineers & architects, brad giresi, AIA, director of design
metal panel fabricator: zahner