For my money, Art Fag City's Paddy Johnson has the best and most-comprehensive write-up of Art Basel Miami Beach yet. And Corinna Kirsch just posted a survey of trends she's seeing, a kind of meta-glossary of the art at the fairs, for L Magazine. The reviews of the art are pouring in—but notes on what architecture things can be seen at Design Miami and its satellites are still scant. The biggest architecture feature for visitors may yet be 1111 Lincoln Road by Herzog & de Meuron, the subject of a three-minute docu by Elizabeth Priore (and a Focus Forward contest entry).
The garage is not exactly a new project: It was completed in 2010, and it won an Honor Award in 2011. Nevertheless, it's a favorite of Design Miami director Marianne Goebl, who recommends that people in town for Art Basel make a stop. The project remains a fine example of a very topical trend—one that will, at its root, resonate with Art Basel visitors. (Getting around Miami during the fairs is an ordeal.)