Design with Company’s pavilion for Airbnb to activate a vacant lot at Design Miami/

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A Roman arch welcomes visitors into Airbnb’s Design With Company designed belong. here. now. at Design Miami/. (Courtesy Design With Company)

The Chicago based Design With Company have been commissioned by Airbnb to design an installation for Design Miami/. Conceived as a large space of familiar building fragments, the so-called belong. here. now. will be an interactive space to be programmed throughout the week-long festival, with performances, events, and exhibitions.

Built-in seating, staging, and lighting fills belong. here. now. allowing for the public to interact in multiple ways at many times. (Courtesy Design With Company)

Occupying a lot which has never been activated by Design Miami/, across from the main venue, the design incorporates a series of columns, walls, seating areas, and thresholds that invite the public to interact with the project in undefined ways.

Design With Company, a team comprising of Allison Newmeyer and Stewart Hicks, is no stranger to instigating impromptu public performance with their work. In their recent project Porch Parade in Vancouver B.C. they built a series of technicolor “front porches” as a stage set of public interaction. belong. here. now. engages with similar motifs evoking scenes of a Roman forum, held in perfect ruin just far enough to be re-imagined for new use. The soft pastel colors bring the project into Miami with a nod and a wink.

Design Miami/ will be held in Miami Beach from December 2–6, 2015.

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belong. here. now. fills a lot that has yet to ever be activated by Design Miami/. (Courtesy Design With Company)

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