Top five spots to take pictures in Miami Design District

Fendi's yellow exterior makes a perfect backdrop for your pictures. (Photo by Emely Cajias / SFMN)

The Miami Design District has the most unique buildings and art pieces for photo shoots in the area. There is always something that catches your eye and is to be posted on social media. Use this list to help you in finding a perfect spot in the Design District for your next photoshoot. 

Buckminster Fuller: Fly’s Eye Dome (Photo by Emely Cajias / SFMN)

Buckminster Fuller: Fly’s Eye Dome
140 NE 39th St.
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 722-7100

The Fly’s Eye Dome was designed and patented by Buckminster Fuller in 1965. Prototypes for the structure were built from 1977 to 1983 and the result is the 24-foot piece. Fuller passed away before his design became a reality, but in 2011, Craig Robins brought this prototype to the Miami Design District and exhibited it as a key element. The dome stands right in the middle of the Design District as the entrance and exit to a parking garage. The inside has a spiral staircase going down to the parking garage. When you look up from inside the structure it’s like looking at the sky through the eyes of a fly. In the night time, the inside glows and the spheres shine from the inside out.

Sou Fujimoto: Building Facade (Photo by Emely Cajias / SFMN)

Sou Fujimoto: Building Facade
140 NE 39th St.
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 722-7100

Sou Fujimoto’s inspiration for this two-story building was vibrant nature and architecture. He was inspired by Miami to create an aquatic-like building. This unique structure has a series of elongated glass fins going from the top story to the bottom story and can be found right next to the Fly’s Eye Dome. As the sun comes on the glass, it creates a beautiful shimmering blue light as if you were underwater while the sun is shining. It’s a spectacular spot to capture that gorgeous shade of blue in the sunlight for a photoshoot. 

Rirkrit Tiravanija’s: The Sun is Gone But We Have the Light
160 NE 40th St.
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 722-7100

This aesthetic neon sign was created by Rirkrit Tiravanija and inspired by a lyric in the song “Dumb” by Nirvana. He likes to display art that focuses on real life and this message shows just that. It’s the feeling of when something is missing and replacing it with something better. This neon sign is an aesthetic spot for those Nirvana fans out there and even for a night photoshoot when the vibrant and powerful message shines. 

Konstanin Grcic: Netscape (Photo by Emely Cajias / SFMN) 

Konstanin Grcic: Netscape
140 NE 39th St.
2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 722-7100

These hanging webbed chairs were created by Konstanin Grcic. These seats are interactive swinging chairs that are weaved with steel frames. Visitors enjoy taking pictures while swinging on them and viewing the green nature around them. 

Museum Garage Facade
90 NE 41st St. Miami
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 722-7100

This garage idea was developed by Craig Robins and Terence Riley in 2015 and created by WORKac, J. Mayer H., Clavel Arquitectos, Nicolas Buffe and Riley’s architecture firm K/R. Riley’s inspiration around this museum was a playful art piece with a series of images by unique artists to create one image that flows together. The rooftop level is the best spot for a fun photoshoot. It has hot pink staircases going to every level and hot pink and yellow wall art. The parking lot itself has a fun composition of different colors. It’s a cute place to take fun and colorful pictures.

Emely is from Miami and is a Junior at Florida International University. She is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree for Digital Communications and Media.