Among the events taking place during the days of Art Basel Miami and Design Miami/, there was a particularly interesting encounter: between the journalist Dan Rubinstein and the architect Max Strang, who has been based in Miami for 25 years.
The opportunity was the presentation – hosted at the Poliform showroom in the Design District – of the book Subtropic: The Architecture of [STRANG], the second monograph published on the work of the architect. The volume is an overview of the firm’s projects, all of which have been developed around the specific climate conditions of the region (temperature, light, etc).
In his work Strang links back to the heritage of Sarasota Modern, the movement that began in Florida and had its maximum success from 1941 to 1966, with a focus on open-plan buildings. Strang (born in 1970) was born in one such location, so this architectural language was a part of his life since childhood. Later he has built on this experience, making it become a personal language of his own.
This second monograph on his work contains an extensive series of photographs and technical drawings, to convey the specific characteristics of each project, and how the project is connected to the host location. In a vision of architecture that combines respect for the context, constant dialogue with history and an ability to formulate a personal interpretation. Thus writing a new chapter.