415 E Rivo Alto

This 5200 SF Luxury waterfront residence was designed by Touzet Studio for luxury single family developer David Solomon. It is located on the Venetian Islands and enjoys both open bay + city views with the beautiful year-round ocean breeze.
The dramatic undulating roof picks up the breezes and allows for natural daylighting. The house is elevated and sits lightly upon the tropical lush landscape.

This tropical modern house features a more sustainable, innovative design that includes reclaimed materials, included cisterns and solar in addition to being the first house in Miami Beach to permit grey water recycling.
By conserving energy and water as well as being mindful of the materials- Touzet Studio hopes to keep pushing sustainable and resilient construction and design.

This kitchen features a Devol Kitchen with a blend of old world detail and craft with the transparency and flexibility of a modern kitchen.  The kitchen and all the main spaces are designed to enhance a connection to nature and the views of the water.
The bathrooms are custom designed by Touzet Studio to provide a spa like environment that is serene, peaceful and has plenty of natural light.

The Vessel

This Commercial Building is designed to provide Food & Beverage and Entertainment venues across three levels of 15,000 SF of interior space and 4,800 SF of outdoor, landscaped terraces. The highly articulated facades integrate large murals with architectural surface treatments. The façade on the of NW First Avenue Woonerf is punctured by a wide stair, bounded by a concrete escarpment that features pockets of vegetation. The stairs lead to the two upper levels of landscaped terraces, passing under a curtain of flowering vines. The building has been very well-received by the City and is scheduled to commence construction in late 2023.

Architect: Touzet Studio
Landscape Architect: Vincent Filigenzi Design

Shepherd Eco

2023 AIA Florida Citation Award for Unbuilt Design
2020 AIA Miami Unbuilt/ Merit
This project is composed of two different buildings: one hospitality for the new Shepherd Eco brand of boutique hotels and a residential building component sitting on two levels of enclosed parking. The project also includes ground floor commercial space along NE 27th Street. There is also an expansive outdoor rooftop garden on the fourth story, accessible directly from the residential units. The Boutique Hotel will provide great views of downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay to the east and the heart of Wynwood Arts District to the west. The ground floor contains a small retail/F&B space and a mezzanine art gallery to bring back art programming into the District.

Shepherd Eco will include several resiliency initiatives such as stormwater gardens, rooftop community farming, and cisterns for collecting water. This project is also focused on connecting people to the dynamic and artistic neighborhood of Wynwood. Shepherd Eco features a cross-block pedestrian paseo on the west side of the property, providing access for pedestrians. Additionally, it intersects with a sizeable landscaped green space which is envisioned as a neighborhood amenity for residents and hotel guests. It also provides a creative environment to create or promote community events.

Miami Beach Canopy House

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.

Nike – Flagship Lincoln Road

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.

Brown Jordan Flagship

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.

Cat Cay Residence – Out of the Blue

The client-given name of the house, “Out of the Blue,” was inspired by the many shades of the vibrant blue sea which is a hallmark of Cat Cay. The palette was inspired by nature and a desire to connect to the beauty located all around the island. The relaxing white and pastel blues of the walls contrast the vivid colors of the tropical seas and gardens outdoors.

The house includes Bahamian shutters, porches, breezeways, native keystone, and volume ceilings with wood cladding, all elements with deep roots in Bahamian tradition. The modern feel of the house is best highlighted by 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.

The Bahamian roots of the house also provide several important resiliency features. Cross ventilation makes public spaces well-ventilated and AC optional during much of the year. Elevated decks capture the breezes and shady porches block the sun.

The materials are easily maintainable despite the harsh marine environment, leaving relaxation to be the top priority in this residence. This is a tropical beach house designed to be enjoyed with family and friends.

Hialeah Factory Town

Building Area: 382,050 SF
Building Status : Unbuilt

Factory town is a master plan of a 276,560 SF lot in Hialeah. The concept for the master plan is a cluster of buildings holding different programs ranging from marker spaces, markets, retail, entertainment venues, offices and recreational fields like soccer. A community of makers creating attractive work will attract and retain the 21st century Industries in Hialeah. Adaptive re-use of the existing industrial buildings for a variety of exciting uses creates a place that has activity day and night. Access to fresh food, urban farming and markets provide much needed services to the area. Community areas and programming will add to the wellbeing of residents and visitors. In addition to the program, resiliency comes into play with adding tree canopy and green elements help with heat island effect found in industrial areas.

La Escondida Residence

2020 AIA Miami Residential Architecture/Merit
Located in a mature oak hammock, the clients requested a house that celebrated the lush vegetation and beauty of existing trees as well as provide privacy for their family. According to Luxe Florida: “The accumulation of such subtle details underscores the home’s sensitive statement, delicately floating among the trees, never overwhelming the landscape. It’s why the family has fondly dubbed their new house La Escondida, or “the hidden one”—a quiet piece of Miami’s rare wilderness to call their own”.

Touzet Studio oriented the structure so the views from each room focus on specific trees in the landscape. The living spaces were aligned around the outdoors to help connect the everyday life of the family to the mature oak hammock beyond as well as enjoy filtered natural daylight from each room. For example, the cantilevered, second-floor master bedroom seemingly floats among the trees, so morning sunshine is diffused softly through the leaves. Spaces like the kitchen and smaller dining area were made to overlook some of the more beautiful trees with great branch qualities, so they can enjoy nice shadow play. And operable glass walls intertwine throughout the facade’s solid volumes, carving out long vistas of rich greenery. The lights are seldom turned on all day because these rooms open to the outside, picking up all the bounced light.

Urbin Retreat

2021 AIA Miami Award Unbuilt Greater than 50K
Located in a dynamic community in the heart of Miami Beach’s Entertainment District, the Urbin Retreat project includes a new 48,000 SF building of co-living units, Boutique Extended Hotel Suites, and micro retail adjacent to a full restoration of a mid-century modern office building.

Urbin Retreat will include several resiliency initiatives such as elevated front porches with cisterns below, a ground floor designed for 5’ freeboard, and rain water gardens that capture and clean run-off from the roof. Solar panels on the rooftop will provide LEED lighting for community.

Miami Beach’s materiality and iconic colors are highlighted in this project which also happens to be located directly next to two significant historic buildings. Custom features such as breeze block and metal space dividers will be developed to customize the architectural vocabulary while providing important shading. An urban plaza with shady trees provides protection from the heat, and the planting and finishes of the ground floor were designed with water in mind.