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A Tropical Urban Oasis: How Upper Buena Vista Got it Right

Miami is a beautiful city with it's turquoise ocean and maze of water and bridges. Water inspires everything we do. It shapes our buildings, our road network our cityscape. But rarely do trees, flowers and landscaping influence our design in the same way. Flash forward to Upper Buena Vista-- a one-story retail/restaurant compound which was completely designed around the existing banyan and oak trees on the property.

This project is not just about the simply crafted buildings which are inspired by Thailand, Tel Aviv, Tokyo and Tulum, and the fresh and inventive tenants who were carefully curated after being discovered on their social media pages. It's about how the space was carefully designed around the beautiful banyan and oak trees to create a magical oasis in a blighted and derelict neighborhood. Let's see how they did it.


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