What is MiMo

The Post World War II or MiMo Style of design became popular the 1950s when architects were heavily influenced by the International Style taught in most architecture schools. Architects in Miami Beach carried on the whimsical tropical tradition using new materials and forms. Eyebrows gave way to metal louvers and sun shades, tiled mosaic walls became a popular feature as did open balconies and catwalks. A Miami Beach variant, the Garden Style, features apartments that are accessed through open-air walkways built around a central garden.

What to look for:

Asymmetry and rakish angles; cheese hole cutouts; kidney and amoeba shapes; futuristic jet and space age forms; mosaic murals; anodized aluminum in gold and copper.

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