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The Edition Hotel’s Forum is Becoming a ‘Vaulted Elliptical Mirror Maze’ by Artist Es Devlin for Art Basel

American Express has sponsored artist Es Devlin to create an immersive, site-specific installation in the Forum of the Miami Beach Edition hotel that they're calling a "vaulted elliptical mirror maze." Room 2022 will be open to the public from December 7th to 10th. Judging by renderings and press photos of his work, the installation looks incredible.

Inside the Bass Museum’s Big New Renovation

This Monday, the Bass Museum of Art reopened its galleries for a press preview, after a multi-year renovation and expansion, approximately doubling in size within the same physical footprint. This is along with a new website, new art acquisition initiative, and new name of sorts. Now, it's just 'The Bass.'

‘Florida Architecture’ Praised the Office in the Grove When it Was Brand New.

A building that is integrated with landscape and art: an office structure that is completely humanized, and architectural design which was dictated by the unusual site and the desire to give maximum views of the tropical environment: That is Office in the Grove. The building concept developed by Kenneth Treister, FAIA in 1970, offers a contemporary structure delightfully in scale with its environment and the people who make use of its facilities on a daily basis. Integrating art, architecture and landscape into a harmonious whole is an achievement, which will distinguish the building as a landmark for future generations to enjoy.

Instagramer Menchee Creates Immersive Abstractions Out of Miami’s Architecture

Instagram user Michael Menchero, who goes by the tag Menchee, has shot many of Miami's best and lesser known works architecture to create incredibly immersive abstract stills and videos. Not always easily recognizable as buildings in Miami, or even buildings at all, trying to identify which condo tower, hotel, or office building each one is can be pretty entertaining. Menchero never identifies the structures, but he does at least say what city they're in (which is helpful because his work goes beyond Miami). And sometimes he throws a subtle little joke in, like making one particularly luxurious condo blast off into space. Below is a selection of really just a few of his best works, while many, many more are on Instagram.

A Photographic Tour of the Office in the Grove’s Art-Filled Lobby Before It Was Destroyed

This is the richly decorated, highly sculptural lobby of The Office in the Grove, designed by architect Kenneth Treister in 1970. The building was modernist, but the lobby interior was richly covered in plaster and concrete bas reliefs, copper sculptures and light fixtures, and intricately carved wood elevator panels, depicting many of the natural wonders of the Office in the Grove's surrounding neighborhood, a place where peacocks walk the streets (Some consider them a public nuisance sadly) and palm trees galore make the name 'Coconut Grove' literally true.

The Pérez Art Museum Miami Has A Snazzy New iPhone App

The brand-spanking new PAMM App was launched today and has lots of neat stuff, including exhibition audio tours, contextual multimedia content to learn more about the art on display at the museum, unique content related to special exhibitions, and a calendar of the museum's upcoming events at the Perez Art Museum Miami. The app is beautifully made and pretty fantastic.