2018 – The Next Miami

PROJECT: COCONUT GROVE METRO STATION A developer is planning to rebuild the Coconut Grove Metrorail station into a self-powered apartment and retail complex. Grove Central will include a 330-unit apartment tower, along with retail space, parking and a bus station, according to the Herald. Total cost is expected to be $200 million. Solar panels are planned…

Grove Central

Grove Central is a mixed-use multi-modal transit project located in Coconut Grove, one of Miami’s oldest and most desirable neighborhoods. It seeks to bring much needed housing density to the community while connecting it to both multi-modal transit and high ground. The project includes a 23-story residential tower that will offer market-rate, workforce housing as well as co-living units. Touzet Studio is both the Design Architect and the Interior Designer for this project.

The design for Grove Central is bold, graphic, and fun. In designing this multi-modal project, Touzet Studio considered how the building would be seen at different speeds and vantage points (trains, cars, bikes and pedestrian). Inspired by its Miami roots, Touzet Studio incorporated playful aspects of both the streamline modern and mid-century modern Miami. For instance, the floating canopies above the bus stop reference Morris Lapidus’s work. Graphic speed lines and strong curves are featured in the parking garage structure alongside a bus station also influenced by Miami Beach midcentury modernism. The tower itself plays with a gray and white infill pattern between bold white accent lines that open up as the tower rises.

2018 – Fast Company

PROJECT: COCONUT GROVE METRORAIL STATION Though some may still deny it, climate change is having an effect on our lives. It’s making weather patterns more severe and unpredictable, and in some parts of the world, agricultural practices and natural ecosystems are collapsing. And in other places, it’s going to make things really expensive. In vulnerable coastal cities like Miami, climate…

Hibiscus Residence

The client came to Touzet Studio with the idea of making a modern Miami Beach translation of a Hôtel Particulier, which can be described as a French urban palace. Touzet Studio worked closely with the owner to craft a home for entertaining and for enjoying the waterfront views. Initial research focused on studying the proportions and layouts based on the spatial and historic roots of the Hôtel Particuliers, now re-imagined for Miami Beach and its tropical climate.

2018 – Bontena

We do not see their faces or know who are them, but all kinds of structures are their works, the house we live in, the office building we worked in, the shop we shopped, even the municipal buildings of the city we lived in. An architect’s signature is the lines in their project. Architect Jacqueline…

Hammock Lakes

This project was divided into an assemblage of parts, starting with an entertainment pavilion to house the public rooms including an office, a wine storage feature, an internal garden court, and a long, deep portico facing the lake. The private pavilion would include a large master suite, a massage room/gym, and another office.

The lake is intentionally hidden from view for the entire entry approach. Arrival at the front of the entertainment pavilion only alludes to the relationship of the house to the lake in that the entertainment and master suite pavilions are surrounded entirely by serene water features. The first view of the lake occurs only after the visitor passes the midpoint of the entertainment pavilion, at which point the pavilion-wide glass wall reveals the surrounding water.

The one-story pavilions that make up the residence all are oriented toward the lake, with full-height walls of sliding glass doors offering views of the shoreline beyond. The public rooms in the entertainment pavilion open to an extensive porch that doubles its covered area. The deck areas lead to a long, infinity-edge pool that blends visually with the waters of the lake beyond.

2018 – The Miami Herald

PROJECT: LINCOLN ROAD PROJECTS It’s two o’clock on a Wednesday afternoon and business is booming inside The Shoe Shop, a small store that’s been selling footwear and accessories at 635 Lincoln Road since 2007. But despite the bustle, Jessica Elmaleh, a part-owner of The Shoe Shop, doesn’t look all that pleased. The unusual rush of…

Cat Cay Residence – Interiors

Elements of the design palette, relate to the amazing shades of blue in the ocean that is visible from the Great Room. Inspired by Bahamian architecture, but with a modern twist, this tropical house incorporates Bahamian shutters, porches, breezeways, native keystone, and volume ceilings with wood cladding –elements with deep roots in Bahamian vernacular. The modern take on island architecture is embodied in the openness of the Great Room, the immediacy of the connection to the dramatic reflecting pool outdoors, and the simple concrete decks perched above the rocks and beach below. Sliding doors in the main space retract to allow for 20 feet of gorgeous, uninterrupted ocean views.

2018 – Unique Homes

PROJECT: CAT CAY RESIDENCE Whether you choose to enjoy a peaceful nap in the hammock, a quiet cup of coffee in the morning, or a relaxing bath while gazing at the ocean, a beautifully-designed beach home is the perfect place to indulge. Luxuriously designed to reflect its surroundings, this Bahamian home — designed by Touzet…

Mary Street

Mary Street reinvents a 1980’s garage building with an added floating bar of Class A office buildings overlooking the nearby park and water. Touzet Studio designed the exterior facades as well as custom Interiors for Terra Corporate.

Located at one of the gateway entrances to the Coconut Grove Village Center, this project re-purposes a now tired municipal building and creates contemporary value for the existing structure. The design uses the composition of five main volumes to establish a new presence at a major entry point to the local downtown.

The project’s materiality was inspired by the local natural environment of Florida in various ways: the glass volumes relate to the ocean and fresh aquafer waters below the site while the Louvered volumes took inspiration from the patterning and terracotta colors of seashells and sand. A clear glass volume, curved at both street corners, contains the retail component and the office lobby. The top three-story glass volume houses the main office component. The garage volumes are clad in a screen of square-section, terra-cotta “baguettes,” spaced to allow ventilation and daylight into the volume.