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MiMo: discover Miami

Home to one of the most important events of the sailing season of the west coast of the US but also evergreen destination for design enthusiasts.

Miami is the second largest city in terms of population of Florida (preceded by Jacksonville) but definitely well-known. Not only for its sea but also for the particular architecture that makes this unique city that overlooks on Biscayne Bay. It is the Miami Modernism, better known as ‘MiMo’, the modernist architecture of Miami, a very original style that has developed here between 1950 and 1960. A mix of modernism and post-architectural movements that realise what is referred today as the MiMo Historic District that runs roughly from 50th Street to 77th Street along Biscayne Boulevard, but also in the Design District and Midtown. The generic term “Miami Modernism”, or “MiMo” was coined by Randall C. Robinson and Teri D’Amico. Examples of “Mimo” architecture include among others the Fontainebleau Hotel, the Eden Roc and the Seacoast Towers

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