Diagrammatic Drawing of the Adler Residence, Miami Beach, 1952. Source: "Headline House #1: Adler House." House and Garden, July 1952 Stillman Residence, Coconut Grove, Miami, 1953 Nims employed 'zones' to his homes to separate the main rooms for greater functionality. The Stillman Residence in Coconut Grove clearly shows the concept of the zoned house as it zones the living area and bedrooms apart from each other, while also separating the adults from the children to give each occupant their personal space 26 (Figure 3). There are two separate wings to the house; the main living area and the bedrooms. Between these zones, a garden space is located with a screened porch to bring in the outdoor experience while keeping away the bugs.

Diagrammatic Drawing of the Adler Residence, Miami Beach, 1952. Source: "Headline House #1: Adler House." House and Garden, July 1952 Stillman Residence, Coconut Grove, Miami, 1953 Nims employed 'zones' to his homes to separate the main rooms for greater functionality. The Stillman Residence in Coconut Grove clearly shows the concept of the zoned house as it zones the living area and bedrooms apart from each other, while also separating the adults from the children to give each occupant their personal space 26 (Figure 3). There are two separate wings to the house; the main living area and the bedrooms. Between these zones, a garden space is located with a screened porch to bring in the outdoor experience while keeping away the bugs.

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Mid-century modern architecture developed after the Second World War as numerous technological advancements allowed for open house plans with the increased use of glass and a reconfiguration of indoor-outdoor relationships. Rufus Nims, a Miami architect (1913–2005), hybridized emerging ideas of mid-century modernism with climatic design that emerge...

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... Adler Residence structure consists of eight concrete columns which support the roof and the floor concrete slabs, such that the slabs appear to float in space. 22 By having a column-based structure, Nims was able to have a completely open interior space (Figure 2). The internal elements of the Adler Residence, such as the built-in shelving units, compacted kitchen, and furniture, were suspended from the floor allowing for better air circulation and clean space throughout the interior. ...