Doral City Centre, Doral Florida

Doral City Centre, Doral Florida

Doral City Centre pushed by WHAA to incorporate Bioswales.

I N  A  P R O J E C T   D E S I G N ED   B Y   NICHOLAS “WHITEY” LOWE and WHAA  I N C .

 

MODERN ARCHITECTURE VS. ENVIRONMENT
William is committed to the South Florida Environment in its ecological and biological characteristics, diversity, aesthetics and history. Prior to human occupation, the area of South Florida had a remarkable humid sub-tropic Environment that also sustained Tropic species of floral and fauna. Recent study explains that Florida’s tectonic formation more than 200 Million years ago and its association with Africa prior to the formation of the Gulf of Mexico created a basis for this phenomenon. Once prominently occupied by a great variety of animal species, South Florida possesses some unique land features that remain unstudied.

“Thoughtful design seeks to incorporate natural elements to the site, bringing awareness to what is left of the Natural Environment.”

An effort for preservation of these features is a genuine commitment. Through careful study and planning, developers who are willing to observe South Florida’s natural history can mitigate their development’s impact.

In it’s proposed Master plan for Doral City Centre, William Hamilton Arthur Architect, Inc. proposed elevated corridors that would connect the office buildings. Working to  embrace only indigenous landscaping and terrain, the sidewalks, pavement and  bridges would be made using some rock found at the existing site. Concrete planters are cast using low-grade aggregate found from local rock. Each of the two bridges features a different species from one of South Florida’s micro-ecologies.

This proposed proposed Master plan was designed and prepared for marketing purposes for Doral Properties.

“William considers the value of using alternative materials, building systems, equipment, program, arrangement, orientation and aesthetics in developing the design for the project, while considering the owner’s scope of work, budget and schedule.”

This design for Modern Architecture Doral melds climatic conditions with the owner’s desire for a iconic design.

Special consideration is made for proving shaded areas for congregation and landscaping with special attention given to environmental awareness. Other strategies, such as using well-behaved plantings and those which require little or no supplemental watering help to reduce CAM costs. Careful implementation of building materials that react well to South Florida’s solar climate is made ensure project longevity and low life-cycle costs.

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Short-hydroperiod Marl Prairiegrass over Limestone in the Rocky Glades of the Florida Everglades
Photo by Wm H. Arthur IV 2013©

Modern Architecture Doral

modern environmental architecture

 

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MIAMI ARCHITECTURE.

Behind Miami’s success and glowing international popularity, South Florida developed a unique enclave for modernist architecture of the international style.
The style was so unique it was later coined (MiMo), an acronym of “Miami Modernism”.

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William is a researcher of Mid-Century Miami architecture and 3rd-generation practitioner, designing from a perspective that is both
culturally and historically-minded— an approach that earned him the AIA Henry Adams Medal in 2011.

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