Miami Times Building
Built in 1959 by Alfred Browning Parker, FAIA.
The Miami Times Building, originally an office for the General Capital contracting company exemplifies Parker’s interpretation of Wrightian architecture. The construction looks like traditional Japanese wood joinery, even though it is made of concrete. The heavy horizontally lined roof is cantilevered like that of a Japanese temple. Weighty beams appear to support the roof, as in timber construction and the frieze on the cornice resembles decorative woodwork, although it is infact copper sheeting over lath applied to concrete.
As ion a Wright design there is a dialogue between openness and enclosure. Space flows through and around the building as an active force. The bunkerlike corners are massively fortified concrete but the lobby walls are glass.
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