Miami: 1000Museum

She’s a better version of Gehry. A different flavor of Calatrava. Or maybe I should say that she was leading the next generation of architects that truly consider the range of structural innovations as a means to drive the architectural form.

Miami is a really magical place for me. Like a pocket in the universe where all the stars and planets align. I’ve been now 3 times with a 4th lined up in a couple months. Not nearly as high ranking in visits as NYC or London- Miami just never registered for me before. Music again, and seemingly always, is the reason that brought me to Miami and I have a hard time believing it won’t continue to be the reason why I can’t resist the draw.

I’m mad Zaha Hadid is dead. There’s so much grace and balance in the form of her designs. On this trip to Miami I had done some research but didn’t really have it in me to do a lot of walking for some reason and usually I’m a big walker- maybe I was saving my feet for Space (most likely). And it’s exactly on the drive back to South Beach from dancing glorious hours at Space that I looked up and caught a view to 1000Musuem and my heart jumped. I knew exactly what it was when I saw it.

The morning light (since that’s when you leave Space) was magnificent and hit the planes creating texture in all the right ways. This is totally one of those times that I might have just told the driver to stop and let me out! This building is a tough target for a walk because there’s nothing around it except other residences, so unless I’m in the market to find a place – it would be just for this. Not unheard of.

Just noting that life is short. Don’t squander the time you have. Time is the most valuable thing we can give to each other.

Address: 1000 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Website: Zaha Hadid website