Architecture of Miami: 3 Prominent Architectural Styles in Miami

Miami has a lot of factors that attract tourists to the city, and the architecture of Miami is surely one of them. Architecture is one of the most important things that say a lot about any particular city. The architecture of Miami ranges from Art Deco, which is predominant in the entire city especially in the South Beach, to some really modern and Mediterranean Revival style of architecture. The city is mostly populated by a Christian population and the effect of which can be seen pretty well on the architecture of the city. If you are interested in finding out the architectural styles that can be seen around the city of Miami, we are here to do just that for you.

3 Styles of Architecture of Miami

1. Art Deco

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Also known as Deco, Art Deco is a form of visual art, architecture, and design, which is an umbrella term for styles such as streamline, tropical, and med-deco. This form of architecture was first seen in France during the First World War and has influenced the buildings and architecture of Miami to a great extent. This style of architecture can be seen in the Miami Art Deco District which contains 960 historic buildings and has the largest collection of Art Deco buildings all over the world. Several and intense efforts are being made by the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) to preserve the buildings with these motifs. Experience the Tropical Deco, which reflects certain regional influences like the sea, trees, etc. You should surely not miss out on the historic district that is beautifully occupied by buildings with the Art Deco style.  
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2. Mediterranean Revival

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This is an architectural style that was introduced in the United States in the nineteenth century and is generally reflects the architecture from the Spanish Renaissance, Spanish Colonial, Italian Renaissance, French Colonial, etc. If you are interested in visiting Spanish villas with baroque decorations at openings, balconies, and cornices, arches, red tiles, stucco walls, railings, wood brackets, ceramic tiles, and several other features, you can visit The Angler’s Boutique Hotel, The Alamo, certain luxurious homes like Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, one of the most ancient districts of Miami that reflects the Mediterranean Revival style of architecture. Beverly Terrace Historic District is another district that reflects the particular architectural style in large buildings. Find yourself getting deeply lost in the beautiful architecture that makes you feel you are living a dream.

3. Modern Architecture

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Also known as MiMo, the Miami Modern Architecture is an architectural style that can be seen in large Miami and resorts built near the Miami Beach. It was popularised by the architect Morris Lapidus through his Fontainebleau Hotel and Temple Menorah. The area that runs along the Biscayne Boulevard, also known as “MiMo on BiBo” for Miami Modern on Biscayne Boulevard holds annual festivals that will help you to explore this architectural style to its fullest. As the name suggests, this style is more modern and is more glamorous and theatrical. Visit these lanes to find out more about the Modern Architecture of Miami and admire the great works of several renowned architects who make such wonderful buildings with such precision possible.  

There is way more to Miami than just its long stretches of sandy beaches and soaking in the sun while enjoying the thrill of water sports. 

Experience the mesmerizing art and culture of the city with your friends and family. We hope reading through the article has given you an idea of what to expect and where you should go in search of a particular architectural style.

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