March 17, 2014

The Port: The Architect's Newspaper reviews Pérez Art Museum Miami's design

The Architect’s Newspaper praises Pérez Art Museum Miami’s architecture, noting the blurred distinction between inside and out.

Writer Ray Rinaldi compares PAMM's design to Herzog & de Meuron's 1111 Lincoln Road parking garage project, which also poses the same question: Where does inside start and outside end? With the two Florida projects, Herzog & de Meuron go one better. They simply eliminate exterior walls altogether as the perimeter of their buildings. The parking garage consists of seven stacked layers of concrete supported by a series of angled interior columns. The structure is a fully transparent loft for cars, with a 360-degree view and an elegant urban presence that has also made it an in-demand space for catered dress-up parties and art exhibits. more