The Façade Of The New Dior Shop In Miami Is A Visual Delight

Dior Miami Facade, designed by Barbarito Bancel Architects

Photography by Alessandra Chemollo

 

Commissioned by French luxury goods company Dior, architecture firm Barbarito Bancel Architects was asked to design a building for their new boutique in Miami, Florida.

 

Dior Miami Facade, designed by Barbarito Bancel Architects

Photography by Alessandra Chemollo

Haute Couture and architecture merge together in the design of the facade, with its curved panels, that have been inspired by the pleats found in skirts and dresses.

Dior Miami Facade, designed by Barbarito Bancel Architects

Photography by Alessandra Chemollo

The smooth and delicate facade is made from ultra high-density concrete and a marble powder.

Dior Miami Facade, designed by Barbarito Bancel Architects

Photography by Alessandra Chemollo

The architects were also influenced by the inspirations of Miami, images of sun and beaches, along with an idea of dynamism, youth, and contemporary design.

Dior Miami Facade, designed by Barbarito Bancel Architects

Photography by Alessandra Chemollo

At night, the building is lit up, with lighting appearing from the ‘cuts’ of the facade.

Dior Miami Facade, designed by Barbarito Bancel Architects

Photography by Alessandra Chemollo

Dior Miami Facade, designed by Barbarito Bancel Architects

Photography by Alessandra Chemollo

Dior Miami Facade, designed by Barbarito Bancel Architects

Photography by Alessandra Chemollo

Not wanting to appear as an institution or a museum, the design has generous shop
windows that are visible when walking past.

Dior Miami Facade, designed by Barbarito Bancel Architects

Photography by Alessandra Chemollo

Dior Miami Facade, designed by Barbarito Bancel Architects

Photography by Alessandra Chemollo

Upon entering the boutique, you can make your way up to the rooftop terrace, where you can enjoy the view and relax after a busy day shopping.

Dior Miami Facade, designed by Barbarito Bancel Architects

Photography by Alessandra Chemollo

Dior Miami Facade, designed by Barbarito Bancel Architects

Photography by Alessandra Chemollo

Dior Miami Facade, designed by Barbarito Bancel Architects

Photography by Alessandra Chemollo

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