Esrawe Studio and Superflex create stripy ceramic facade for Grupo Arca showroom in Miami - architecture and design

Esrawe Studio and Superflex create stripy ceramic facade for Grupo Arca showroom in Miami



Multicolour tiles form graphic stripes across the exterior of this showroom in Miami, which Esrawe Studio has designed in collaboration with art collective Superflex.
The showroom belongs to natural stone companyGrupo Arcaand is located in Wynwood, a former industrial district of Miami where scores of converted warehouses are now covered with vivid murals by some of the world's leading street artists.
The showroom's colourful facade is meant to fit in with neighbouring graffitied buildings
When Mexico City-based Esrawe Studio was asked to design the showroom, it was keen for the building to fit in with its neighbours and feature some sort of artwork on its facade ? but it needed to have more of a sense of permanence than graffiti.
The studio's founder Hctor Esrawe therefore approached Danish art collective Superflex to jointly create a large-scale ceramic work for the showroom's exterior. Colours in the facade are inspired by banknotes from different currencies
Titled Like a Force of Nature, the resulting work comprises red, pink, yellow, green, blue, purple and mint-hued tiled stripes.
Two different styles of tile were used ? one flat, the other a three-dimensional pyramid shape ? to give the facade depth and texture.
Esrawe Studio and Superflex used flat and three-dimensional tiles to give the facade some depth
The colour palette of the tiles was loosely inspired by banknotes from different global currencies, while their arrangement was informed by the Fibonacci sequen...
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