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Touzet Studio's three-story, 21,592-square foot building in Miami's design
district will be completed by summer 2015.
Reynolds, Smith and Hills (RS&H), Jacksonville, is serving
as program manager for the expansion of the Juan Santamaria
Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica. The expansion will add five gates
in two phases, increasing from 10 to 15 gates to accommodate
a 20 percent passenger increase. The first phase, the east
expansion, will add two gates and the west expansion will add
three more by the end of 2015.
According to RS&H architect Denis Iskra, the design of the
terminal will be consistent with indigenous local architecture.
In addition to program management, RS&H is providing
program development, terminal concept planning, specialized
Touzet Studio, Miami, has designed
a new commercial building in the
Miami Design District that will serve
as a gateway to the neighborhood.
The client is a boutique real estate
While the street where the building
is sited is a study in contrasts, this
building will be dark and rounded at street level to visually
contrast with the sleekness of the rectilinear shape of its upper
floors. The building's materiality is made interesting through the
use of architectural concrete, embossed metal and glass. A paved
urban courtyard leads to a rooftop garden that offers views of
downtown Miami and the Atlantic Ocean.
The building's commercial use contrasts with the floating bar
façade at the top of the structure that was designed to serve as a
three-dimensional canvas for projecting digital art installations. The
massing was deliberately kept simple so that the floating bar façade
could take on different personalities, playing with simple concrete
and light and not relying on complicated metal skins or glass.
engineering support, LEED and green specialties and security/
access control design. Along with its Costa Rica-based partners,
Ingenieria Sismo-Resistente, S.A. and Rojas Arquitectos, S.A.,
RS&H has worked to create efficiency in the new design to
reduce energy and resource consumption while creating a
pleasant experience for travelers. ■
Interior and exterior renderings of the Phase 1 east expansion, courtesy of Reynolds, Smith and Hills.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Florida/Caribbean Architect - Summer 2014
President's Perspective / Nathan Butler, AIA, LEED AP
Editorial / Diane D. Greer
Spotlight: Emerging Professionals
Captiva Guest House
Temporary Structures as Urban Elements
Sunrise Public Safety Complex
Judaica Reading Rooms, University of Florida
Wellness Center, Florida State University
Smokey Hollow Commemoration at Cascades Park
Master Plan for an Academic Hospital
Florida/Caribbean Architect - Summer 2014