PROJECT: BRICKELL RETAIL AND RESTAURANT SPACE The Barlington Group is under contract to purchase an aging office building in Brickell with redevelopment plans, managing principal Bill Fuller told The Real Deal. The property, at 90 Southwest Eighth Street, hit the market in August for $33 million. Barlington expects to invest about $45 million into the…
Building Area: 950 SF
Building Status: Unbuilt
Touzet Studio created the Master Plan of the 20 acre site of Pink Sands Resort. Touzet Studio also was engaged to design a series of new estate homes, beach front cottages and common areas for this famous resort. This project was slated to be a LEED project and Touzet Studio worked on the design of environmentally conscious re-interpretation of Bahamian architecture. The cottages collected rainwater, were cooled passively through cross ventilation. The Tree Top Units were designed as floating treehouses that sat very lightly on the landscape and gave the feeling of being in a treehouse or tree canopy.
PROJECT: ALTON ROAD The Miami Beach Design Review Board on Tuesday approved plans for a mammoth two-block, five-story mixed-use project that will straddle the corners of Alton Road, 17th Street and West Avenue. The project is being built at 1681 and 1683 West Avenue and at 1698 Alton Road, site of the former Shell station.…
Building Area : 13,845 SF
Building Status : Completed 2015
The Client is a global icon of technology and design. They commissioned us to help them design a building that fit into the scale and materiality of Lincoln Road. The main façade, as well as all other visible surfaces of the building, had to communicate and celebrate the qualities for which the brand is known for but still be compatible. One can argue that one can no longer showcase such a thing as state-of-the-art technology because, just like the waters of Lao-Tze’s River, it is always in motion –always in flux. The technology of the current model is already dated when it hits the market. Therefore, in this case, we argued that today’s technology would not be an appropriate “material” for the building envelope and needed to be more “timeless” of its place and culture. The façade, and the interior, which is the second façade, needed to convey the other, very powerful aspects of the brand: simplicity in design, exquisite materiality, and impeccable execution/workmanship.
Touzet Studio has designed some of the most iconic retail flagship buildings for global design brands seeking to come to Miami Beach’s most prestigious pedestrian historic district of Lincoln Road. Touzet Studio designed almost an entire block of which included 72,000 SF of new retail for Gap, Nike and other world-renowned companies. Each receiving approval from the historic board and praise from the community and the press. These prominent companies commissioned Touzet Studio for their attention to detail, their extensive knowledge of innovative building systems and materials and their understanding of how to blend new architecture into a historic district.
PROJECT: CORAL GABLES WATERFRONT RESIDENCE The work of Touzet Studio can be described as richly detailed, sensual modern architecture. The studio strives to create mindful and very specific design solutions inspired by nature, culture and technology. The work is meticulously crafted, sculptural architecture that celebrates texture and color, light and shadow. The two principals, Carlos Prio-Touzet…
Building Status: Completed
Our client, The Morgan’s Group, hired us as the project architects for the renovation of this historic Miami Beach hotel. The project consisted of an interior remodel and interior FF&E (furniture, fixtures and equipment) for 208 guest rooms.
Working with Banjo Interiors, Touzet Studio was the architect of record and detailed all of the interiors for this project.
PROJECT: SUB-ZERO WOLF CORAL GABLES WATERFRONT RESIDENCE FROM TOUZET STUDIO The work of Touzet Studio can be described as richly detailed, sensual modern architecture. The studio strives to create mindful and very specific design solutions inspired by nature, culture and technology. The work is meticulously crafted, sculptural architecture that celebrates texture and color, light and…
Located in Cartagena, Colombia, the resort is located on an 18-hole championship resort golf course with ocean views. Touzet Studio worked with Ron Garl, who designed the golf course, to take advantage of the site’s natural beauty by creating panoramic vistas of rolling hills, beautiful trees, and the ocean. The resort includes a hotel, condos, and residential areas.
PROJECT: PRIVATE HIBISCUS ISLAND RESIDENCE Like Frieze, Art Basel Miami is all about the contemporary, the cutting edge and most often the conceptual. In Frieze Masters though, the London fair found a separate space for what was once contemporary and is now simply Modern, Old Masters and even antiquities. And much liked it has become. Miami Art Masters, which…
Building Area: 27,244 SF
Building Status: Completed
This project serves as a gateway to the Miami Design District, interacting with pedestrians at street level and with vehicles on the elevated highway. The 21,592-square-foot commercial building with a usable rooftop is located at 3711 NE 2nd Avenue and was completed in Summer of 2018.
The location shaped our intention to design a building that could serve as a three-dimensional canvas or billboard capable of delivering completely different experiences, depending on the time of day or night.
The floating bar façade across the top of the structure is meant to anchor the viewer’s sense of perspective . The massing and moves were kept purposely simple to allow the floating bar element to assume different personalities, playing with simple concrete and light, rather than relying on complicated skins.
The building’s base is dark and rounded to contrast visually with the sleekness of the rectilinear shape above. The building’s exterior uses embossed metal and glass surfaces to add texture and interest to the pedestrian experience. A proposed paved urban courtyard, designed by landscape architect Jefre, will take visitors to a rooftop garden with views of downtown Miami, Biscayne Bay, and the ocean. The building will serve as an exceptional venue for events both on the rooftop and at street level.