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Tolila+Gilliland Atelier d'Architecture

Book design and photography for Paris based firm, Tolila+Gilliland Atelier d’Architecture, documenting their façade design at the heart of the new Miami Design District.

Tolila+Gilliland's concept focused on a modular diamond shaped tile, which iterated across 1,500 sq meters of a multi-level commercial structure, resulted in the breath-taking hand installation of over 70,000 individual terracotta tiles of color and texture.

Complete project details coming soon.

Tolila+Gilliland's design was centralized around a single geometry, a diamond composed of two equilateral triangles: one flat and one folded, then be pivoted about a 60° axis, combining to create in an infinite variation of assemblies and constant play of light and shadow.

About Tolila+Gilliland Atelier d'Architecture
Based in Paris, the Atelier d’Architecture Tolila+Gilliland develops public and private architecture and urban planning projects in France, in the U.S., and abroad. The architectural practice of the atelier is characterized by a broad range of programs: urban planning (development, city districts) housing (collective housing, entire blocks), public buildings (ERP, museums, cinemas), offices (single or multi-user) and shops (shops, multi-programs). These projects have allowed them to gain experience in project management, multidisciplinary teamwork and sustainable design. This approach allows them to construct a project which is always adapted to the specific context and unique to each site by highlighting its history and its geography.