Plan of Straus House. Source: "Sprayed-On Concrete, Wood Offer Cost-Cutting Ideas." Miami Herald, June 10, 1973

Plan of Straus House. Source: "Sprayed-On Concrete, Wood Offer Cost-Cutting Ideas." Miami Herald, June 10, 1973

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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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... incorporated the igloo structure to make each room in an igloo form with a total of eleven igloo rooms, which were separated in a circular plan formation that allowed better ventilation and more outdoor living ( Figure 5). ...