Art Deco District & Encrypted

 

Encrypted is headed to Miami to capture the energy found in Miami’s Art Deco District which includes bright buildings, fascinating designs and complex yet sophisticated details throughout. A glance of the past and a long forgotten time.

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All the rave In the 1920s and 1930s Art Deco architecture is basically a contemporary take on neoclassical architecture; nostalgic and memorable on its own. Art Deco was first seen in Paris in 1925 but soon made its way across the Atlantic. The dramatic play on colors make Art Deco easy to spot. The vivid and energetic nature of the colors lies its main differentiation from other architectural styles.

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The quintessential Art Deco style will include alluring concepts and patterns inside, in addition there will probably be noticeable fountains and statues that lure your attention in should the colors not do the trick. When you think Art Deco, think everything tricked out; shiny curves, glass blocks, chrome details, porthole windows and of course terrazzo floors.

There are roughly 800 buildings that fall into the Art Deco style located in Miami’s Art Deco Historic District. Over the years the district experienced some serious neglect as was slated to be demolished until a historic preservationist stepped in to preserve, protect and promote the beautiful design elements found throughout this style of architecture.

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While there are many beautiful buildings nestled in this district, The Celino South Beach Hotel may be the jewel crown of the district. This used to be where all the stars hung out in Miami. The neon signs at the Colony Hotel make it hard to miss. Lummus park offers a stunning panoramic view of the curious Art Deco skyline.

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Paying homage to one of the greats, Villa Casa Casaurina is probably the most infamous landmark in Miami’s Art Deco District. This 1930s Spanish style mansion was home to the one and only Gianni Versace, where he lived what some would say a very normal life in. Versace was also heinously murdered right outside the gates of his home.

Ending our stroll through the district at Lincoln Road. This pedestrian only promenade and outdoor mall has leaned into the Art Deco style, as all the restaurants, stores, bars, etc blend right in with a subtle Art Deco veneer to all of them.