ADWposter2012 385x600 Art Deco Weekend 2012ART DECO WEEKEND Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) will host the 35th Annual Art Deco Weekend on January 13-15, 2012. MiMo architecture and design will share the spotlight with its earlier mid-century modern cousin, Art Deco. MiMo furniture, photography, films, lectures and vendor booths can be found during the three-day celebration.

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JAN HOCHSTIM

One of Miami’s most important scholars on Miami Modern architecture, Jan Hochstim, died on Saturday, November 5th. An architect and well-loved professor of architecture at the Univesity of Miami, Jan was also author of Florida Modern: Residential Architecture 1945 - 1970 and Paintings & Sketches of Louis I Kahn. An obituary, courtesy of the University of Miami, appears here.





MIAMI MARINE STADIUM: MAKING THE CASE FOR EXCEPTIONAL SIGNIFICANCE

by Jorge L. Hernandez More and more Mid-Century Modern masterworks face uncertain futures as they "show their age." After decades of after decades of heavy use, they may now require extensive repairs, alterations, and upgrades. Often misunderstood, public opinion regards these structures as either no longer the prominent, exuberant symbols they once were, or not "sufficiently historic." The Miami Marine Stadium-once a vibrant cultural center for the young city of Miami-but now shuttered and abandoned, is one such example. Go to the Friends of Marine Stadium website to download the full article here.






LINCOLN ROAD MALL ADDED TO THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

Lincoln Road is arguably one of America’s most unique urban areas. Its combination of space-age design, setting, and high-end stores and cafes, make it the place to see and be seen in South Beach. Completed in December of 1960, only seven blocks of the original concept were configured to architect Morris Lapidus’s fantastic vision—a modernistic pedestrian mall with thin-shell concrete shelters, fountains, pools, tropical landscaping, and its signature black-and-white striped pavement. Lincoln Road pedestrian mall was at the forefront in urban design and it remains the second-oldest and most intact pedestrian mall in the United States. Previously, Lincoln Road was recognized on the National Register as a part of the Miami Beach Architectural District (a.k.a. Art Deco District); but thanks to the nomination prepared by DOCOMOMO US/FLORIDA, Lincoln Road Mall itself was listed on the National Register on May 16, 2011. Read more here.

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MID-CENTURY MODERN IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Inter County Telephone and Telegraph by Gundersen Wilson Architects, photo by Joshua Colt FisherLEARNING FROM MODERN : A CELEBRATION OF MID-CENTURY DESIGN
November 11, 2011 - January 14, 2012
Co-Hosted by the American Institute of Architects FLASW and
the Southwest Florida Museum of History
2031 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, Fl 33901


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Inter County Telephone and Telegraph by Gundersen Wilson Architects, photo by Joshua Colt Fisher