Monday, April 11, 2011

The Art of Parking

A slight change of pace is in order. These are some photos I took on a trip to Miami with my architecture studio. We were designing an urban beach hotel and we traveled to Miami to research urban beach design down there, but really it was just an excuse to get out of the class room. Anyway, when we got there the brand new 1111 Lincoln Road Parking Garage designed by Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron, had just opened. The photos I've supplied are some details of this amazing structure. I mean its a parking garage with high fashion retail stores at its base and scattered about the upper floors, a triangulated spiral staircase at its heart, and a penthouse apartment on the top. Its not just a parking garage, its a work of art in steel and concrete!

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