Trend? Miami gets another small, attached, multi-story, mixed-used building with no parking

Hermes_DesignFrom a press release from Keenan/Riley: "K/R's recently completed Garden Building is a two-story mixed-use building with an intensively landscaped green roof in the heart of the Miami Design District.  The original site served as an expansive garden for private and public events.  The new Garden Building expands on this vision, incorporating retail space on the ground floor, a mixed-use second story space and a green roof garden."  On the building's facade, "just above street level, a series of jewel-like glass 'vines' are suspended within finely crafted frames."  Full press release here. For designing small, attached urban buildings, what  wisdom can Terry Riley share?  From an email from Mr. Riley:  "Starting out as a young architect in New York City, I became very used to the idea that the facade defines the structure -- in many more ways than in suburbia where buildings tend to be free-standing."  You heard it here first, folks: focus on the facade.  Congrats on an attractive, exemplary building!