While the primary draw of Hammock Lakes is the lakefront view, the design from Touzet Studios provides residents with a deeper connection with the nature that surrounds the home.
The client came to Touzet Studio with a large property that featured 35 mature oaks in a native Florida Hammock. It was a design priority to maximize the views of these magnificent specimen oaks from the house.
The living room is placed in the center of two oak trees with floor-to-ceiling glass on both sides so that throughout the day, shadows will fill the space. Exterior areas include a rooftop deck, positioned to showcase the views of the water and skyline, and a backyard with a pool.
In addition to the shade produced by the surrounding trees, the house creates its own architectural canopy as the master suite angles away from the rest of the residence. The specimen oaks work alongside the South Florida sunlight to produce beautiful shadows to veil this Miami Beach Canopy House.
If you are lucky enough to have your own outdoor space, floor-to-ceiling windows are a way to bring the outside into your living area.
2020 AIA Miami Divine Detail/ Honor
When Nike decided to open a flagship store on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, they came to Touzet Studio to better understand the Miami Beach lifestyle – specifically, to better understand the unique context of Lincoln Road. The City had asked for a “Lincoln Road” store, not a generic rollout or repeat of other flagship store designs. Touzet Studio was engaged to make the connection between the global design brand and local culture integrate seamlessly into the historic fabric of the block.
Miami interiors have a look and feel that you just know when you see.
2018 AIA Florida Merit Award for use of Masonry in Design
This flagship retail project’s concept and materiality were inspired by the Dade County pine forest and coral-rock bluffs that once blanketed the project site. Less than 2 percent of this endangered pine rockland still survives.
The building is composed of volumes that appear to rise from the park green at its southern edge. The first plate is clad in locally sourced Florida keystone, the same material oolitic limestone quarried locally from the coral bluffs that marked this coastal area. The taller, alternating plates are clad in panels that recall the dappling of daylight through the pine branches. These panels are fabricated from high strength, fiber-reinforced concrete. The interior paneling, stair treads, and cabinetry are made of reclaimed Dade County pine, salvaged from a nearby building during the process of demolition.
As the flagship for an outdoor furniture line, it was especially important to showcase indoor/outdoor living for our subtropical climate. The design features a rooftop garden and exhibit areas that are open to the sky, with views of Downtown Miami, the Design District, and Biscayne Bay. The ground floor includes a modern take on a “Florida Room” that opens to a nearby park. All the spaces are day-lit and use local materials for a truly Floridian store.
Grove Central, a new sustainable, resilient, lowered carbon-footprint mixed-use development in upscale Coconut Grove, aims to reduce if not eliminate the use of cars altogether. Developed by Terra and Grass River Property and designed by Touzet Studio, the property incorporates a transit-oriented ecologically friendly plan with energy-efficient technology and resilient architecture and building materials. Source