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Wheel House
By Nick Madigan | October 19, 2016

Parking structures are almost invariably utilitarian and dull, mere edifices of convenience, prosaic concrete blocks drained of color and imagination.

With a few notable exceptions—Herzog & de Meuron’s landmark garage at...

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Hit-Maker Hideaway
By Don Nichols | October 19, 2016

Cool and edgy—that’s how Miami Beach real estate agent Jill Hertzberg describes one of her latest listings. What better adjectives for a house originally owned by hip rocker Lenny Kravitz and then bought by hotel mogul...

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Dramatic Entrance
By Bonnie Davidson | October 19, 2016

Fifty-two panes of thick, triple-laminated glass and 16 fin-shape beams made of carbon fiber—a superlightweight, superstrong material most often used in the aerospace industry and the construction of Formula One race cars...

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Gentleman's Quarters
By Riki Altman-Yee | October 17, 2016

When it comes to bachelor pads, the days of black leather couches and giant entertainment centers are long gone (blessedly). South Florida’s most commitmentworthy men, like the owner of this sophisticated Coconut...

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Architectural Fortitude
By Shayne Benowitz | October 17, 2016

When Pepe Calderin signed on to design a three-bedroom, 3 ½-bath penthouse atop the Akoya building on Miami Beach for a single businessman in his early 40s, he got more than he bargained for in a collaborator....

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Building Blocks
By Drew Limsky | October 17, 2016

“These clients had noticed some of our work locally and had seen some of our work published, so they sought us out,” recalls Scott Hughes, principal (with John Umbanhowar) of HughesUmbanhowar Architects, which is based in...

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Astounding Abodes
By Bonnie Davidson | July 19, 2016

215 Chrystie
New York City, N.Y.
THE BUZZ Rising 340 feet above the Lower East Side of Manhattan, 215...

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Right at Home
By Drew Limsky | July 18, 2016

PROFILE
“Whenever I plan amenities, I try to think them all the way through,” says Camilo Miguel Jr., Mast Capital’s founder and CEO. We’re talking about the hotly anticipated...

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Mind Meld
By Drew Limsky | July 18, 2016

“There’s a really interesting story behind this house,” says Hugo Mijares, founder and principal of the Miami architectural firm One Design + Build. Andrew Zahn, owner of...

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The Prime of Zaha Hadid
By Drew Limsky | July 18, 2016

The death of Zaha Hadid in Miami in March seemed impossible. She and her eponymous architectural firm appeared to be everywhere at once: crafting a condo building near...

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Natural Habitats
By Ayesha Khan | July 15, 2016

When Barry Sternlicht, the chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, formed 1 Hotels, a new brand of SH Group, he knew exactly what was missing from the market: luxury hotels that are also...

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Steeped in Color
By Shayne Benowitz | July 15, 2016

“It was like trying to fit 10 pounds of potatoes into a 5-pound sack,” says interior designer Phyllis Taylor, one half of Taylor & Taylor, which she heads with her architect husband, William. Their longtime clients decided...

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