I agree, this is one thing that makes Miami sooo moderm and sets it apart from most American cities.The opening party for Parc Lofts was in that unit. It was pretty sick. Hundreds and hundreds of people and a dj. and performance artists...it was like a nice mid sized club. Small balconies however. The brick on Parc Lofts is faux. There may be some actual interior detailing with brick...but i say why??
Brick is an 18th and 19th century building material. Exactly the reason I think Miami is so beautiful is because it is not brick, the future belongs to new and innovative materials. And climate appropriate materials. I can't stand everywhere you look in NY and Boston etc etc..BRICK BRICK BRICK. When you look at NYC fr4om Brooklyn or Jersey the entire thing looks like it is brick...ugly DRAB lifeless brick. Miami shimmers because it is not brick, There are a dozen main colors of brick used in NY...all of them ugly. The glazed white brick from the 60's cracks as moisture freezes.
A little pocket over their for Parc Lofts and Filling Station is fine (faux) but please lets keep Miami a 20th and 21st century city?! Please! Please PLEASE!
Yes and that's probably why there aren't many brick buildings in Miami. Filling Station and those that they're referring to though are faux brick, which means the brick is on the outside and the building appears to be made of brick, but it's simply done for cosmetic reasons, as the structure of the building is truly made of concrete, so it will be safe in hurricanes. Regular, real brick buildings that are actually made of brick, instead of just appearing to be, don't exist in Miami to my knowledge unless they're from before the new codes.Maki-chan; said:If theres a hurricane wont the bricks just be flying objects of death?