j. mayer h. designs one of the five museum garage's façades in miami
 
j. mayer h. designs one of the five museum garage's façades in miami
jul 01, 2016

j. mayer h. designs one of the five museum garage's façades in miami

j. mayer h. designs one of the five museum garage’s façades in miami
image © j. mayer h. architekten

 

 

 

curated by terence riley of K/R (keenen/riley), the ‘museum garage’ is commissioned as part of phase III development of the miami design district, a neighborhood dedicated to innovative art, design, and architecture. the seven-story mixed-used structure has a capacity for 800 vehicles and will host a retail area in the ground floor. the project will feature five dramatically different façades by j. mayer h., WORKac, clavel arquitectos, nicolas buffe and K/R, along with a mural by sagmeister & walsh.

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the project will feature five dramatically different façades designed by varios studios
image © j. mayer h. architekten

 

 

 

j. mayer h.’s façade design takes the idea of adjacencies and mediation and translates the voids by WORKac on the left into positive volumetric echoes. the red and white striped traffic pattern proposed by K/R architects on the other end of the garage finds referential graphics on j. mayer h.’s design. built in steel and aluminium, and painted in different colors, the façade is embedded with lighting that glow at night. as the idea of puzzling and interlocking is shown on the left side, the right edge of the façade segment is cut off with a straight vertical line analogue to all the other segments of the overall skin.

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built in steel and aluminium, and painted in different colors, the façade is embedded with lighting
image © j. mayer h. architekten

 

 

 

infrastructures and car spaces are rarely seen as architectural projects. in the context of the design district, the ‘museum garage’ becomes an urban component including commercial space on street level. the concept of various architects working on different segments of one building envelope is an exciting innovative design strategy to explore collaboration, adjacencies and cross-referencing.

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the right edge of the façade segment is cut off with a straight vertical line
image © j. mayer h. architekten

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frontal view section
image © j. mayer h. architekten

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diagram
image © j. mayer h. architekten

 

 

project information:

 

project name: museum garage
architects: j.mayer.h und partner, architekten
project date: 2014-2017
completion: 2017
partner in charge: juergen mayer h.
project architect: wilko hoffmann
team: marcus blum, fabrizio silvano
client: miami design district

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