Baldessari Facade, City View Garage

John Baldessari's Fun One, for Miami Design District City View Garage

Part of a sweeping development of the Miami Design District envisioned by Craig Robins of Dacra in Miami, the City View Garage features three unique visions on its facade, each design-engineered and manufactured by Zahner.

Between Leong Leong's shimmering titanium-coated stainless steel facade, and IwamotoScott's undulating generative aluminum facade, lies a permanent John Baldessari art installation-as-facade. In certain lights, this massive canvas of stainless steel reveals a vivid rendering, created by circular perforations removed from its surface.

Photo of John Baldessari <i>Fun One</i> Facade for Miami Design District City View Garage

John Baldessari Fun One Facade for Miami Design District City View Garage.
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Photo of John Baldessari <i>Fun One</i> Facade for Miami Design District City View Garage

Miami Design District City View Garage, featuring Baldessari's artwork between the Leong Leong Facade and the IwamotoScott facade.
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Photo of John Baldessari <i>Fun One</i> Facade for Miami Design District City View Garage

Detail of the John Baldessari Fun One Facade for Miami Design District City View Garage.
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The design team views the mockup for Miami City View Garage for the first time

The design team views the mockup for Miami City View Garage for the first time.
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Each of the design teams worked with Zahner and Tim Haas Architects + Engineers to develop their designs into the overall architectural system for the parking structure and storefront facades.

Baldessari's vision was created using Zahner's ImageWall/ZIRA patented systems, which process the artist's imagery as a decorative perforated panel system. Working within Miami's construction regulations, the team processed the artist's imagery, and was able to realize an idyllic image as part of the Miami City View Garage facade.

The patented process used to create the artwork was first developed by Zahner engineers for the de Young Museum in San Francisco as a way of visualizing imagery within the facade of buildings. The system is automated to output machine files for manufacturing decorative metal sheets with patterned openings.

The artist's original image, which portrays three figures enjoying games around a swimming pool, is part of the Baldessari's "Post-Studio" movement in the conceptual art world. The image was chosen by Baldessari from his extensive collection of found production stills, and like many of his works, Fun One features a second element. In this case, the second element, Fun Two is around the corner of the building, showing a similarly historic image of a woman balancing on a beach ball.

Photo of John Baldessari <i>Fun One</i> Facade for Miami Design District City View Garage

John Baldessari Fun One Facade for Miami Design District City View Garage.
Photo © A. Zahner Co.

Photo of John Baldessari <i>Fun One</i> Facade for Miami Design District City View Garage

Detail of the John Baldessari Fun One Facade for Miami Design District City View Garage.
Photo © A. Zahner Co.

Photo of John Baldessari <i>Fun One</i> Facade for Miami Design District City View GaragePhoto of John Baldessari <i>Fun One</i> Facade for Miami Design District City View Garage

 

John Baldessari Fun One Facade, photographed in differing lights.
Photo © A. Zahner Co.

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