Coconut Grove Midcentury with Contemporary Subtropical Makeover Wants $3.29M

This two-story, six bedroom, five bath, 5,267 square foot house on the border between Coconut Grove and Coral Gables was built in 1959 but remodeled in 2009 by a “world renowned architect” into the sleek, midcentury-mod-cum-contemporary subtropical courtyard house it is today. Who that architect is, the broker’s description doesn’t say, but it’s on the market for $3.29 million.

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Virgin Voyages Announces the Third ‘High Design’ Cruise Ship Terminal for the Port of Miami

Virgin Voyages, Sir Richard Branson’s new cruise line sporting the eponymous Virgin brand, just unveiled its new terminal coming to the Port of Miami at a news conference at the Standard Hotel. Designed to look like a grove of minimalist palm trees, it’s the third ‘high design’ terminal to come to PortMiami, after Royal Caribbean’s recently completed Crown of Miami and the new terminal that Norwegian Cruise Lines is building.

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Check Out the University of Miami’s New Architecture Studio Building, by Arquitectonica

The newest addition to the cluster of buildings that comprise the University of Miami School of Architecture will be unveiled at a ceremony on November 29th. Designed by iconic Miami-based firm Arquitectonica, the new 20,000 square foot architecture studio building is named after Thomas P. Murphy Sr., father of the founder of the construction firm that built the project, Coastal Construction.

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Miami’s Next Major Art Museum Will be Unveiled Next Week

Three or four years ago Bruce Berkowitz, the head of Miami-based Fairholme Capital, an investment fund, undertook the creation of a new contemporary art space much like many of Miami’s other privately-owned art museums. The art within would be particularly spectacular though. Located on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood, it would house two particularly important, incredible, and gigantic works of art: James Turrell’s Aten Reign and Richard Serra’s Passage of Time, along with many other works in his collection.

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The History of Miami’s Margaret Pace Park, and the Interesting Buildings That Surround It

One of Miami’s liveliest public spaces is Margaret Pace Park, at the south end of Edgewater, one of the city’s most rapidly transforming neighborhoods. Lined with towering residential towers on the west, and the shimmering blue waters of Biscayne Bay on the east, the park is a favorite of neighborhood residents. The park features basketball, tennis, a large playground, volleyball, sweeping lawns, public art, and a meandering baywalk with spectacular views of the bay.

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Buy this Absolutely Baroque ‘Palm Beach Regency’ House for $8.75M

I would have liked to save the first Palm Beach Regency house to be featured on the Big Bubble for a perfect time capsule of that architectural style, a gracious flowering of subtropical neoclassicism that was extremely popular in Palm Beach in the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s. However, this unrestrained expression of… well… something… makes this house one not to miss.

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The Latest Construction Photos From the Miami Worldcenter Megaproject

Construction at Miami Worldcenter, the second largest urban project under development in the United States, is marching right on toward completion in about 2021 according to the developers. Right now, with over 800 workers on the job site every day, the enormous 27-acre, 10-block, $2 billion multi-use development has two major elements significantly underway, with other portions of the project coming soon.

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Architect Rene Gonzalez Explores the World That Surrounds Him With His First Monograph

Rene Gonzalez, a masterful architect based in Miami, recently published his first monograph, Not Lost in Translation. The book covers fourteen of his most significant completed projects. Two inserts explore some of Rene’s inspirations from Miami, with old photographs taken by the architect alongside essays by that great chronicler of architecture in Miami, Beth Dunlop. One is about Stiltsville, the community on stilts in the middle of Biscayne Bay, and the other explores Little Havana.

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