venue: The LAB Miami
address: 400 NW 26th Street | Miami, FL 33127
Miami has built to the sky and horizon with towers and subdivisions but lacks neighborhoods of a middle scale. In other cities—like Boston’s North End or New York’s West Village—those places are often the most vibrant. To help Miami start developing such neighborhoods, Knight
Foundation funded an architecture studio course at the Florida International University School of
Architecture about the neighborhood building block: small, adaptable buildings.
“‘Infill Housing’ is an easy-to-follow roadmap of how Miami can draw from the past to develop the small, adaptable buildings that add up to great middle-scale neighborhoods,” said Andrew Frey, Townhouse Center’s executive director.
During the visits to downtown Miami and Savannah, students experienced how small-scale infill buildings create resilient urban environments. The Savannah visit took students far out of the studio, to places and buildings that they had never seen before. Immersing students in cities so
that they can experience buildings in person is critical to architecture education. It teaches students to “see” architecture and to appreciate its scale, materials, use and context.
“Infill Housing” was published after two months of culling, editing and formatting. It begins with student drawings of their inspiration—the small urban buildings in Miami and Savannah—and continues with their new designs, interspersed with photos of the students at work in Miami and Savannah. It provides a clear vision of what the students produced and experienced and is
available in paperback or as a free e-book.
October 10| South Dade Garden Club Meeting
location: Fruit and Spice Park | 24801 SW 187 Ave | Homestead, Florida 33031
date: Second Thursday of each month
October 12 | Advanced Edibles Seminar
host: Miami Beach Botanic Garden
location: 2000 Convention Center Drive | Miami Beach, FL 33139
This last month's popular discussion on basic edible gardening in South Florida. If you didn't attend the September talk because you were too busy tending your already-burgeoning garden, then this is the class for you. This lecture is given by Adrian Hunsberger, the Urban Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Coordinator at the Miami-Dade Extension Service. Adrian writes the plant clinic column for the Miami Herald. BONUS! We now have a Nespresso machine at the Garden.
Take your morning joe at our Saturday Seminars to the next level.