• Stockholm Stockholm
    5 year resident, to guide around the local wonders
  • French Polynesia French Polynesia
    6 islands in the South Seas
  • some image Tokyo Tour
    1-day walk around the best spots
  • Japanese Wedding Japanese Wedding
    The dark side of the rising sun
  • Skyline Hong Kong
    Skylines, bar streets, markets & islands
  • some image Fashion shopping in Tokyo
    The best souvenir of Japan is not omiyage
  • Sydney Opera Australia
    Sydney's NYE, Gold Coast & Great Barrier Reef
  • Gecko Hawaii
    Aloha nature wonders
  • Yakushima Yakushima
    Hiking the Princess Mononoke Forest
  • Ishigaki Lighthouse Ishigaki
    Okinawa's shades of blue
  • Yuki Matsuri Hokkaido
    Powder Snow Festival
  • Daikanyama Daikanyama
    Tokyo's SoHo
  • Cosplayer Comiket
    The Biggest Cosplay Event
  • Cherry Tree Blossom Hanami (花見)
    Sakura by the skyscrapers
  • Hiroshima bomb time Hiroshima
    The Bomb & Miyajima
  • top of mount fuji guide to climb Japan
    Top of Mt.Fuji
  • Kyoto & Nara Nara & Kyoto
    Ciervos nadando en lagos de roca
  • Formentera House Formentera
    Mediterranean Sun

6.2.17

Miami - Art Deco

Art deco walk around Miami

Affectionately known as the "Art Deco" District, the Miami Beach Archirectural District embodies the design continuum of the city from its early development period in the 1910s to the construction boom following World War II.

South Beach was reborn as an ArtDeco haven after a hurricane in 1926 destroyed much of the city.  A decade of intense building later, Miami became home of the world's largest collection of Art deco architecture - 960 spectacular buildings in total.

The district was listed on the National register of Historic Places in 1979 largely through the efforts of Barbara Baer Capitman, founder of the Miami Design Preservation League. At the time, it was the youngest district on the National register as many of the buildings had not yet reached 50 years of age.


The principal architectural styles are:

1. Mediterranean Revival 
Design style introduced in the United States in the 1900s variously incorporating references from Spanish Renaissance, Spanish Colonial, Beaux-Arts, Italian Renaissance, and Venetian Gothic architecture (e.g. see below Casa Casuarina - former Versace mansion, where the designer was shot).
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
2. Art Deco
The architectural style of art deco made its debut in Paris in 1903-04, buildings had clean lines, rectangular forms and no decoration on the facades. The Miami version is a colorful though (e.g. Colony).
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
3. Streamline Moderne
Late type of the Art Deco architecture and design that emerged in the 1930s. The style emphasized curving forms, long horizontal lines, and sometimes nautical elements.
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
4. Miami Modern aka "MiMo"
Developed in South Florida during the post-war period. It is internationally recognized as a regionalist response to the International Style. MiMo styling was a not just a response to international architectural movements but also to client demands, themes of glamour, fun, and material excess were added to otherwise stark, minimalist, and efficient styles of the era. The style can be most observed today in Middle and Upper Miami Beach along Collins Avenue, as well as along the Biscayne Boulevard corridor starting from around Midtown, through the Design District and into the Upper Eastside e.g. Fontainebleau Hotel and Eden Roc by famed architect Morris Lapidus.
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Taking a walk around Miami is a colorful architectural delight.
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
Art deco walk around Miami
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