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KoDA Integrates NYC’s Sidewalk Scaffolding Concept into New Apizza Brooklyn Restaurant in Miami

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The industrial New York City look was the inspiration for KoDA’s design of Apizza Brooklyn’s newest Miami location. The goal was to make the space innovative, creative and family friendly with more seating, brick, concrete, wood, and metal details.

KoDA recently completed the design of the new, 3,033 square foot Apizza Brooklyn restaurant, which just opened in Miami’s Coral Gables neighborhood. The space features an 80-person dining area, pizza bar, wine bar and wine cellar.

The interiors of the space were inspired by the scaffoldings seen throughout the ever-evolving New York City streets. This industrial element made usually of wooden planks and metal poles has become synonymous with the architectural experience of the city. KoDA implemented repurposed scaffolding throughout the space and turned it into a functional, yet alluring design detail for displaying carefully curated ingredients used in the kitchen and for providing additional storage space.

To read more and see photos check out the story in Dexigner.

OBR’s Favorite Miami Buildings

Though Miami is known for its pastel-colored hotels on South Beach, its architecture is defined by a number of contrasting styles. Architects and developers have been transforming Miami’s cityscape into one of the new architectural capitals of America. From a contemporary luxury high-rise to a historical Spanish hotel, we’ve curated a list of our top 5 most iconic buildings.

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The Biltmore Hotel

The Biltmore Hotel was built in 1926 by hotel magnate John McEntee Bowman and land developer George Merrick, who combined his deep affection for lush South Florida landscape with a high regard for Italian, Moorish and Spanish architectural influences to create this architectural gem. The Biltmore Hotel was initially the tallest building in Florida at 315 feet and, today, its 23,000 square-foot pool is one of the largest hotel pools in the continental United States. The Biltmore’s rich history makes it Coral Gables’ most preeminent historic landmark.

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1111 Lincoln

The iconic garage on the west end of Lincoln Road was designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron. The open-air structure rises seven stories and includes office space, retail, parking spaces and a mysterious rooftop penthouse. The seventh floor of the garage is also where 1111 Vibe hosts Skywave Yoga on Monday evenings. The view from the top overlooks Lincoln Road, Alton Road and as far as the shores of Biscayne Bay.

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Solitair Brickell

Solitair Brickell, the latest luxury high-rise gracing Miami’s skyline, was recently completed by global architecture and design firm Stantec. The design of the 50-story building distinguishes itself with a unique angular, towering basket-weave design inspired by the majestic Medjool date palm tree popular in South Florida’s tropical landscape. Developed by ZOM Living, Solitair Brickell includes 483 residential units, millennial-friendly amenities and one of the highest rooftop resort-style pools in Miami.

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New World Center

The New World Center is a concert hall in the heart of South Beach, home to the New World Symphony, a post-graduate orchestral academy. A collaboration between the symphony’s artistic director, 11-time Grammy award-winning conductor, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, the building features multiple flexible spaces, cutting-edge media equipment, six stories of natural light and views of the iconic Miami Beach Art Deco skyline. A new 2.5-acre public park designed by the firm West 8, features the New World Center’s SoundScape park where New World Symphony WALLCAST concerts are presented on the building’s 7,000-square-foot projection wall.

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One Thousand Museum

One Thousand Museum is a high-rise residential condominium under construction in Downtown Miami designed by the late Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid. When completed, the 62-story building is expected to rise over 700 feet, making it one of the tallest buildings in Miami. The design of the building distinguishes itself with the contrast between the robust exoskeleton and the crystalline glazing of the glass façade beneath it. Gregg Covin, Todd Michael Glaser, Louis Birdman, Kevin Venger, Gilberto Bomeny and Regalia Group are the developers.

MCAD Hosts First Annual Urban Warrior Awards

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The Miami Center for Architecture & Design promotes awareness and appreciation of the ways in which architecture and urban design influence and enhance the quality of life in our community.

On Thursday, April 19, MCAD will host the first annual Urban Warrior Awards. MCAD promotes awareness and appreciation of the ways in which architecture and urban design influence and enhance the quality of life in our community. The new signature event recognizes individuals who have accomplished much to better our urban landscape.

This year’s honorees include:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Miami architect and visionary, Ken Treister, FAIA, whose projects include the Holocaust Memorial in Miami Beach, Mayfair Shops in the Grove and Mayfair House Hotel
  • Visionary Award: Founder and President of The Underline, Meg Daly
  • Visionary Award: Owner of Books & Books, Mitch Kaplan

Enjoy cocktails, light bites, live music and more as they celebrate their honorees.

Urban Warrior Awards will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 6-9 p.m. at the mindwarehouse 111 NE 1st St., 7th Floor Downtown Miami.

Click here to register.

Your Guide to Miami Art Week

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Miami Art Week is here. With more than 70,000 expected attendees, Art Basel will showcase some of the best contemporary art and trends through interactive installations, intimate photography and film exhibits, fairs and more. Whether you’re browsing the walls in Wynwood or scanning paintings and sculptures at a museum, there’s no end to the exhibits for you to explore. This week, Miami invites locals and sophisticated art collectors to exhibits, concerts, festivals, food and drink lounges, satellite fairs and more. Here’s a neighborhood guide to Miami Art Week.

 

Miami Beach

The Circle of Land and Sky. December 4 – December 10. Faena Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free; www.faena.com/miami-beach/

Urban Legends. December 4 – January 4. The Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach, 1671 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free; www.sagamorehotel.com/urban-legends

IRL (In Reel Life). Deceumber 5 – December 31. Old City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free; www.jacobercreative.com

Scope Miami Beach. December 5-10. Scope Pavilion, 801 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach. $25-$150; scope-art.com.

Design Miami. December 6- December 10. Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, Miami Beach. $20-$100; designmiami.com

INK Miami Art Fair. December 6 – December 10. Suites of Dorchester, 1850 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free; www.inkartfair.com

Museum of Ice Cream. December 6 – December 11. Faena District, 3400 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $98; www.museumoficecream.com/miami

Shawn Kolodny Presents Fake Fulfillment Center. December 6 – December 10. Boulan South Beach, 220 21st St., Miami Beach. $15+; fakefulfillmentcenter.splashthat.com

AQUA Art Miami. December 7 – December 10. AQUA Hotel, 1530 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; $25+; www.aquaartmiami.com

Art Basel Miami Beach. December 7- December 10. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. $50-$130; artbasel.com.

BLINK, BURN. 6 p.m., December 7. The New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach. Free with reservation; www.pratt.edu/events/public-programs/

Basel, Lox and Cream Cheese Annual Art Basel Brunch. 10 a.m., December 10. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $18 Members, $25 Nonmembers; www.jmof.fiu.edu/calendar/2017/basel-lox-cream-cheese-annual-art-basel-brunch/

 

Midtown/Wynwood

Mex/ART. December 1 – December 10. Be/Art Contemporary Gallery, 119 NW 29th St., Miami. $22; be-artgallery.com

ArtSpot Miami. December 6 – December 10. ArtSpot Miami Tent, 1700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. $25+; www.artspotmiami.com

Red Dot Miami. December 6- December 10. 1700 NE Second Ave., Miami. $10-$85; reddotartfair.com.

Spectrum Miami. December 6- December 10. 1700 NE Second Ave., Miami. $10-$85; spectrum-miami.com

“humanKIND” at Wynwood Walls. December 7- December 10. Wynwood Walls, 2520 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-531-4411; thewynwoodwalls.com.

Basel House Mural Festival. December 8 – December 10. Old RC Cola Plant, 550 NW 24th St., Miami. Free; https://baselhouse.com/

 

Downtown/Brickell

Augmented Reality at PAMM. December 5 – April 21. Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $16; http://pamm.org/ar

CONTEXT Art Miami. December 5- December 10. 1 Herald Plaza, Miami. $35-$250; contextartmiami.com.

Art Miami. December 6 – December 10. 1 Herald Plaza, Miami. $50+; www.artmiamifair.com

Young Artist Initiative Presents RAW Pop Up. December 6 – December 10. Historic Post Office Building, 100 NE 1st Ave., Miami. $10-$120; http://youngartistinitiative.com/

Fair. December 7- December 10, Brickell City Centre, 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami. Free; https://www.fairmarket.art/.

Miami Street Photography Festival. December 7- December 10. HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Free; miamistreetphotographyfestival.org.

PRIZM. December 5 – December 17. Mana Downtown, 145 E. Flagler St., Miami. Free; www.prizmartfair.com/prizm2017

 

Overtown

The Black Party Art + Fashion. 11 p.m., December 6. Art Africa Miami Arts Fair, 920 NW 2nd Ave., Miami. $20; https://www.blartsy.com/main/2017-black-party-mia

 

Coral Gables

Lowe Art Museum’s Bubbles & Brunch. 10 a.m., December 10. Lowe Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-4545; http://www.lowe.miami.edu/calendar/index.html#/?i=1

 

Sweetwater

Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum‘s Breakfast in the Park. 9:30 a.m., December 10. Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St., Miami; 305-348-2890; https://frost.fiu.edu/calendar/2017/bitp.html

Chat Chow TV Video Podcast Launches

Chat Chow TV, a video podcast that goes behind the scenes with South Florida’s top chefs, restaurateurs and mixologists, launches with its premier webisodes featuring Cindy Hutson, chef and owner of Ortanique in Coral Gables; and Ryan Goodspeed, mixologist at Michael’s Genuine in Miami’s Design District.

Chat Chow TV Host Lauren Bernat, who’s claim to fame is the “Wii Fit Girl” viral video sensation, interviews a different South Florida food personality each week to chat about their favorite dishes, ingredients, cooking gadgets and their meal of choice if it were their last day on earth.

“Miami is now on the map when it comes to food and libations and Chat Chow TV is the first to cover it in the video arena,” said Gio Gutierrez, creator and executive producer of Chat Chow TV.  “Local foodies and tourists planning a trip here can download these 8-minute webisodes found on ChatChow.tv, Vimeo, YouTube and Apple TV and learn what’s cooking behind South Florida’s celebrated food industry,” he added.

Stay tuned for Chat Chow TV’s next webisodes featuring Wayne Eldred, manager of Tarpon Bend Bar & Grill in Coral Gables, and Abe Ng, owner of Sushi Maki restaurants.

Foodies can tune in to Chat Chow TV by visiting http://www.chatchow.tv/.

Like Chat Chow TV on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Miami’s Italian Chamber of Commerce’s 20th Anniversary Gala

Laura Larsen, Bisazza's architectural promoter, and Josh Oberhausen of Oberhausen Marketing & PR

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Miami recently held their 20th Anniversary Gala at the Coral Gables Country Club.  The chamber recognized Bisazza, the top luxury producer of glass mosaic, and several other Italian businesses for their extraordinary impact on the South Florida Community, as well as the Southeastern US at large. Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations joined the lovely Laura Larsen, architectural promoter for Bisazza, in the celebration that included a delicious dinner, dancing and silent auction.