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Juvia, Miami, United States 
Thursday 09 May 2013
 
Alfresco dining on Miami rooftop 
 
 
 
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30/11/13 World AMATEUR Network?, Chinatown
There is no information on how this whole thing works. Not a single word. Not a single drawing. Not a single link to more info. I thought this WAN thing was for architects, but it doesn't contribute to architects any more than any other design gossip magazine.
10/05/13 Peter Fervoy, St. Paul
Juvia is a "must" for those who truly love fine design and great food. The En-Fold retractable roof with its soft filtered light, creates the perfect atmosphere, be it for lunch under the mid-day sun, or diner with the inevitable, South Florida, evening shower.
09/05/13 Peter Fervoy, Minneapolis
Great article and well deserved kudos for Jonas and Alexandria Millan and their designer Alejandro Barrios-Carrero. We at Uni-Systems are honored to have our En-Fold retractable fabric roof system play an important role in such a beautifully designed and high profile project. www.en-fold.com
 

Award-winning Juvia restaurant in Miami features retractable roof for flexible dining 


Venezuelan architect and interior designer Alejandro Barrios-Carrero has won the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Restaurant Design for his firm’s design of Juvia. The 10,000 sq ft indoor/outdoor restaurant, owned by Jonas and Alexandria Millan is located on the penthouse level of 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami.

It features an innovative trackless, retractable roof, a 22ft high vertical plant wall by acclaimed French botanist Patrick Blanc and furniture and lighting by Patricia Urquiola, Piero Lissoni and Thomas Patterson. The space boasts a panoramic view of downtown Miami, unparalleled by any venue in the city.

“In my opinion, Juvia is what the New Miami should be like,” says designer Alejandro Barrios-Carrero. “It’s much more than art deco for me; I do love it, but I think Miami has much more to offer. The restaurant is part of an equation consisting of architecture, nature, and great food, resulting in a special experience.”

Architecturally inventive, Barrios-Carrero installed a trackless, retractable roof that acts as an umbrella and accommodates terrace dining year-round. A celestial water fountain with wrap-around sofas, situated at the centre of the terrace, provides seating and further enhances the atmosphere. The indoor dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows features limestone tabletops and a communal table, made of petrified wood, are accented with organic, hand-woven chairs designed by Patricia Urquiola.

Named after the indigenous Brazilian nut tree, Juvia’s design incorporates elements of nature, creating a magical juxtaposition between the massive concrete structure and a tropical jungle oasis with a subtle integration of organic shapes, colours and materials.

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