After Curbed Miami announced the opening of the latest wacky Walgreens to be built by the drug store-designing duo of Robert Brown and Frank Demandt yesterday, the good folks over at Demandt architecture sent over these photos of the psychedelic store. The structure is made of a floating ship-like mass suspended over a glassy storefront. On one side, rippling windows look out onto a public plaza on 14th Street, and on the other a grid of windows resembling cheese holes or portholes obscures the rows of aisles from Collins Avenue. It lights up like fireworks at night, and although it isn't visible from the street, a green roof increases sustainability and adds visual interest from above. According to Demandt, the building was designed for LEED Silver certification.
· Walgreens 1400 Collins Avenue [Demandt Architecture]
· The Beach's Latest Wacky Walgreens Opens on 14th & Collins [Curbed Miami]
· Walgreens coverage [Curbed Miami]