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Architecture by FreelandBuck seen at Paradise Plaza, Miami - Architectural Design
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The Miami Design District is a new 18-block neighborhood with buildings designed by Daly Genik, Tolila+Gilliland, Johnston Marklee and MOS. FreelandBuck’s project is located along the west face of Paradise Plaza, the northern anchor of the Design District. Two dining terraces facing a mid-block courtyard stitch together multiple building facades, canopies and circulation elements into a stack of 9 equal volumes. The depth of each frame is exaggerated by wedge-shaped columns and a deep, faceted ceiling that undulates to create a varied set of smaller spaces for dining. The play of triangular facets is amplified by a graphic division into colorfully contrasting planes, echoing 20th Century experiments with graphic and spatial depth by Yaacov Agam.

Project team: David Freeland and Brennan Buck, Anass Benhachmi
Executive Architect: SB Architects

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FreelandBuck is an architectural design practice based in Los Angeles, formed in 2010. Affiliated with Yale University and Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC), the office focuses on the spatial, atmospheric and structural potential of computational pattern.

Our work on commercial interiors and speculative installations translates the digital space of software into physical, tectonic reality through the precision of pattern. At the scale of houses and larger institutional buildings, the office designs integral networks of distinct spaces, creating intimacy within larger buildings and institutions. At the scale of the city, our work focuses on the strategic reconfiguration of infrastructure, developing natural and urban systems supple enough to insinuate themselves into the existing geometry of the city.The firm has exhibited widely and received the 2011 ArchIs Prize from the Los Angeles AIA. Our work in the United States and Europe has been featured in Architectural Record, Detail, Frame, Azure, Surface and LOG as well as several recent books on Architecture and Technology.