The Miami Design District has revealed details of a mixed-use retail building designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. The two-floor structure—part of Palm Court, the district's southern pedestrian promenade—finds its influence in the flowing movement of waterfalls and Miami’s turbulent rains. Extending from the rooftop down to the open courtyard, elongated glass fins further reference the city’s aquatic nature.
“We are firmly committed to distinctive architecture and design as a way to realize our vision of enhancing and ultimately transforming the neighborhood,” Craig Robins, president of Dacra, the development company behind the project, said in a statement. “Fujimoto's building will contribute well to the unity of design, fashion, art and architecture within the Design District.”