Conversation & Cocktails @ the MBUS “Grounded: Sustainable Architecture – Design in Harmony with Nature”

Conversation & Cocktails @ the MBUS “Grounded: Sustainable Architecture – Design in Harmony with Nature”

Conversation & Cocktails @ the MBUS. Thank you to everyone who came out in support of a more sustainable Miami and our ARC+ Community event.

Visit our co-collaborators below:

ARC+ Community - P3: Micro Housing

ARC+ Community - P3: Micro Housing

We would like to thank the cities of Miami Beach and South Miami, along with the Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida, for their collaboration on a series of design studios on affordable housing solutions led by Jason Chandler and the FIU School of Communications, Architecture + the Arts.

ARC+ Community will continue to explore design solutions next semester as we plan to host a series of public policy dialogues with community stakeholders on a host of sustainable socio-economic solutions related to affordable housing. 

 

ARC+ Buildgreen - a moveable collaboration

ARC+ Buildgreen - a moveable collaboration

We are very pleased to share the digital version of our first publication:  

“A Moveable Collaboration, Exploring the Space Between Academia and Industry.”

We are grateful to the many people who made the ARC+ Buildgreen collaboration possible. 

We would like to thank FIU CARTA faculty and administration, the students who participated, and most importantly our founding sponsors: 

Buildworks

Grove Properties 

Urvanx Architecture 

A special thanks goes out to Henry Rueda, Assistant Professor and Alan Campos, Graduate Assistant for their tireless work in the design of the book.

The book captures our site visits over the course of three semesters and is focused on three specific courses: Materials and Methods of Construction, Integrated Comprehensive Design and Integrated Building Systems.

Students in these courses learn about design and building construction with assignments based on their Studio Projects. The interaction on real construction sites is the perfect platform to meet with developers, contractors, consultants and clients. 

It is the space for discussions, questions and collaborations.

ARC+ FIU CARTA Site Visit -  Tecela - Real Estate Innovation

ARC+ FIU CARTA Site Visit - Tecela - Real Estate Innovation

Inspired by the brownstones of New York, the townhouses of Boston, the terrace houses of London, and the culture and style of Miami, Tecela proudly presents its latest development 769 NW 1 St, comprising two terrazas each with four apartments featuring flexible floorplans, high ceilings, and energy efficiency.

                                                                                                                                   OIKOS Colour – Texture - Light

OIKOS Colour – Texture - Light

In collaboration with FIU CARTA and OIKOS paints, ARC+ Buildgreen hosted a workshop for FIU students entitled: Color, Light and Texture...Solutions for Projecting an Environmentally Safe Decoration for Interiors.

We would like to thank Vicky Syriopoulou for sharing her knowledge and expertise and the OIKOS commitment to building a more sustainable future. 

"Even when the word sustainability was not particularly fashionable for OIKOS it was a fundamental and unwavering condition of our productive processes. For three decades we have been producing color and matter for architecture and we do it by paying maximum attention to the lives of the people that work with us as well as the lives of those who purchase our products."

11.05.2016 ARC+ Buildworks - Miami Beach

11.05.2016 ARC+ Buildworks - Miami Beach

“I view this as a natural extension of our constant commitment to building a better Miami and our continued support of FIU and the Miami Beach Urban Studios.  As a builder with an Architectural background, I understand the challenges students face and know the importance of real world experience. Buildworks and South Florida are both beneficiaries of a highly skilled work force, and we are thrilled to be a founding sponsor of the Architectural Research Collaborative.”

10.21.2016 ARC+ Grove Properties - 4045 Bonita Ave - LEED Project

10.21.2016 ARC+ Grove Properties - 4045 Bonita Ave - LEED Project

"As a builder and developer I have the ability to make a small dent in this effort with the products I produce. I have committed to making ALL my new projects LEED certified. But even as a builder with over 30 years of experience, it is still extremely difficult, and more expensive, to build green. There are very few architects, vendors and manufacturers that are committed to being green since it requires much more effort and time investment to make it happen." Marcelo Fernandes - Grove Properties

09.30.2016 - South Pacific Wotel - Adaptive Reuse

09.30.2016 - South Pacific Wotel - Adaptive Reuse

MiMo / Biscayne Boulevard Historic District

"Statement of Significance:

The importance of Biscayne Boulevard cannot be overemphasized as it began and still remains a principal north/south artery through Miami. The buildings constructed along this wide corridor illustrate Miami’s changing fortunes; its changing demographics and the resultant change to the character of this principal thoroughfare.

The construction of Biscayne Boulevard from Downtown Miami northward did not begin until 1925. Before that travelers from the north would enter Miami on West Dixie Highway along NE 2nd Street, angling across the FEC Railroad tracks at NE 36th Street. The realization of Biscayne Boulevard was the result of millions of dollars of private capital, a stunning demonstration of entrepreneurship during a period when the financial health of Miami was in great jeopardy." - City of Miami Designation Report  - MiMo/BISCAYNE BOULEVARD HISTORIC DISTRICT