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m a i s o n - o b j e t. c o m 65 New world CeNter 500 17th St., Miami Beach 305-673-3330; New World Center is t he concer t ha l l a nd ca mpus of t he New World Sy mphony, led by its founder and artistic director, Michael Tilson Thomas. The desig n emerged from a close collaborat ion bet ween Thomas a nd a rchitect Fra nk Gehr y, a nd t he building is Gehry's first Florida commission. The main ent ra nce of New World C ent er feat u res a soaring 80 -foot-high glass curtain wall, pro- viding uninterrupted views of the six-story sk yl it ma i n at r iu m a nd d ra mat ic i nt er ior. T he cur t a in wa ll is t ra nspa rent a nd disap - pears when lit from within. The entrance also features a wavelike white canopy. oNe thousaNd MuseuM 1000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 855-663-6873; One T housa nd Museum is inter nat iona lly acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid's first resi- dential skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, a nd a lso, sadly, her la st , a s t he 65 -yea r - old Pritzker Prize – winning architect passed away suddenly in March. When it opens in 2018, the 62-story tower will contain 83 residences. "The architects wanted to get away from what t hey saw a s t he prot ot y pica l condo bu i ld- ing in Miami, which was a repetitive series of stacked balconies," says Louis Birdman, one of the developers. "They wanted to cre- ate something where the structure was more expressive a nd t he ba lcony wa s deempha - si zed." T he bu i ld i ng feat u res a d ist i nct ive exoskeleton t hat w i l l be ma nu fact u red i n Dubai and shipped to Miami. Pérez art MuseuM MiaMi 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305-375-3000; A highly visible landmark designed by Herzog & de Meu ron , Pére z A r t Mu seu m M i a m i ref lect s bot h t he nat u ra l a nd u rba n la nd - scapes of the city. Oriented toward Biscayne Bay, the facility includes 32,000 square feet of gallery space as well as educational facilities, a shop, a waterfront café, and exterior plazas and gardens. It sits on an elevated platform and below a canopy, which extends past the museum's walls to create a shaded veranda. Stairs connect the platform to the bay and a opposite: Frank Gehry collaborated closely with Michael Tilson Thomas to create New World Center, the home of Thomas's New World Symphony. above, top to bottom: Frost Science will consist of four buildings constructed from recycled and sustainably sourced materials; PAMM features 32,000 square feet of gallery space and is connected to a waterfront promenade along Biscayne Bay. waterfront promenade, creating a continuous open civic space that integrates community, nature, architecture, and contemporary art. PatriCia aNd PhilliP Frost MuseuM oF sCieNCe 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305-646-4200; Now under construction and scheduled to open in the late fall, the 250,000-square-foot, LEED Gold – certified Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science—designed by Grimshaw Architects in collaboration with the local firm Rodriguez and Quiroga Architects Chartered— will comprise four buildings on four acres of land. The project's construction components include recycled rebar and glass, wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and materi- als and paints with low chemical emissions. The design takes advantage of cooling breezes, the orientation of the sun (for solar power), and the views of relevant marine and human habitats. resideNCes by arMaNi/Casa 18975 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach 786-629-1660; Rising to 56 stories, the Residences by Armani/Casa consists of 308 luxury condo- miniums in a 649-foot-tall contemporary glass tower designed by César Pelli, featuring trans- parent terraces and dramatic glass window walls to support an indoor/outdoor lifestyle. "The coast of South Florida is a magic place that requires a lyrical design response," says Pelli. "This is what we did. We created a sensu- ous design that plays with the sandy beach and with the majestic clouds of South Florida." ■ photography courtesy of patricia and phillip frost museum of science (frost science); by daniel a zoul ay photography (pamm)

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