Miami’s Arquitectonica To Launch Monograph At The Venice Biennale

Arquitectonica is set to unveil its Rizzoli monograph this weekend at the Venice Biennale.

Founding Principal Bernardo Fort-Brescia will be present at the event, held in conjunction with the European Cultural Centre at Palazzo Michiel, facing the Grand Canal. Friends, family, clients, and some of the most influential minds in architecture today will also attend.

Since its inception in 1977, the firm received almost instant attention and acclaim from critics and the public alike, due to a bold modernism that was immediately identified with a renaissance in Miami’s urban landscape, according to a press release.

Arquitectonica now has projects in fifty-eight countries on five continents.  The firm’s work has been the subject of exhibitions at numerous museums and institutions.

Alastair Gordon is the author. Public release of the 400 page volume is scheduled for July, at a cost of $85.

 

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Anonymous

None of ARQ’s recent Miami buildings look anything like this cover picture. They are no doubt talented but they put their name on every “bland with a minor twist” stack of painted concrete blocks in Miami. They don’t use any quality cladding materials and they design buildings with only 3 sides, with the back side – the one facing the city that everyone sees – being the external fire/utility corridor with all the rows of ridiculous porch lights.

Anonymous

You nailed it.

Anonymous

The Regalia?
There are “quality cladding materials” without a doubt.
To walk inside the Regalia is to appreciate Arquitectonica.. I guarantee the Regalia is a better building than any the first poster has completed.

Anonymous

Agree Regalia is a great design but the majority of their 3 sided towers are not. This is allowed by Miami code but not required. It is a cheap corner cutting move by Related that ARQ has no problem turning into reality. The cheap garish painted stripes at SLS and Heights are another example of using cheap non enduring materials. Look at the 4 Seasons for how quality cladding can be used in Miami.

Anonymous

So, you are saying its the Developers decision not the architects, right?

Anonymous

The Fabian Burgos Murals are great, not garish, in my opinion.
And if you think his work is cheap, would you mind buying me one for my birthday?

Anonymous

Best and most accurate comment ever! Totally agree.

Anonymous

The Federal Courthouse doesn’t match your understanding.
Neither does Brickell Citi Center.
Their work on the Resorts World plans was phenomenal. Their impact on the Miami style and new urbanism is tremendous worldwide.
On top of that, I love a local family owned business is still working in 58 countries after being founded before many on this board were born.
Congratulations to the Fort-Brescia family and the team for another great accomplishment.

Anonymous

Fort-Brescia and his trusty chainsaw.

Anonymous

You missed the Part where it states “Arquitectonica now has projects in fifty-eight countries on five continents”

What you are describing is a result of Local Economy, Building Codes and Zoning ordinances.

Even 1000 Museum suffer from your described Flaws.
It’s Just Miami!

Anonymous

The famed architect Phillip Johnson aptly said that “Architects are Whores”. Arquitectonica has proven this right.

Anonymous

Fun fact: Johnson also called arq, ‘the gutsiest team in the business. Ever since the Pink House of 1978 they have fought the front line of avant-garde design.’

suomynona

Arquicraptonica is on display in museums? Seriously? Is it “The Museum of Turds”?

Anonymous

If only they’re actual architecture was as visionary…

Miami Hurricane

Them, they, their.

Anonymous

Visionary? Not visionary?
Please take a moment to read about
Andres Duany
Elizabeth Plater-Zyrberk
Lucinda Spear &
Bernardo Fort-Brescia

Wikipedia is fine.

It is such a shame our public schools are teaching the kids these days…

Arch

It’s Laurinda, btw.

And solid shoutout to the two other founding partners. Although Duany and Plater-Zyberk broke off shortly after they opened Arq, their own firm has gone on to do many “visionary” projects as well.

Miami should be proud to be home to both of these innovative firms.

Anonymous

Correct. Thanks. Spellcheck corrected me and a I neglected to proofread it.

Anonymous

Blame economics, zoning and developers not the firm. They would be more creative if those limitations didn’t prohibit

marc

So is Monograph the name of that building on the book cover?

Anonymous

The building on the cover is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Anonymous

is this building in miami?

Anonymous

You kidding?
Really????
That would never happen in Miami