When Beauty Meets Function

Photos by Sean McCaughan via miami.curbed.com

The Perez Art Museum in Miami sits along side the Biscayne Bay. This prime location is perfectly utilized with the installation of the worlds largest hurricane windows. The largest of the panes are 7ft by 17ft. The panes are both functional and aesthetically relevant by tying in the beautiful scenery of the Biscayne Bay. The massive panes are more than 2 inches thick and composed of 4 pieces of glass. Whether it is a museum or residence, there is never a need to sacrifice outdoor or indoor beauty. The PAMM project shows that panes can be made to resist winds up to 150mph. In a residential installation, these panes can provide a feeling of freedom and the illusion of more space by incorporating the beauty of your surroundings.