Design Miami pavilion to feature a mound of sand

Designed by New York studio Formlessfiner, the entrance pavilion for the Design Miami will feature a mound of sand with an aluminium roof.

The temporary space is designed to encourage interaction and play  for the visitors of Design Miami, located in Miami Beach.

“We’re hoping to create something that people would want to participate in,” said architect Garrett Ricciardi, co-founded the studio with fellow architect Julian Rose. The architects expect visitors to lounge on the sand and adapt its shape.

They said the concept was developed in response to two of the city’s characteristics its abundance of sand, beneath buildings as well as on the beaches, and the trend for cantilevered roofs.