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4. Courage to follow nature. 5. The sense of proportion (humor).
6. Appreciation of work as idea and idea as work.
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8. Capacity for faith and rebellion.
9. Disregard for commonplace (inorganic) elegance.
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CASA DEL RÍO
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BAHL
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GROVE HOUSE
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941 NORTH V. DRIVE

Private residence completed september 2019. Located in Miami’s Venetian Causeway, 941 North Venetian Drive. This is a three-story residential building, including the roof terrace. The building is subdivided into three parts: the solid front facade, a courtyard with a shallow water feature and the transparent volume facing the bay.

The first floor is entirely dedicated to daily functions, it includes a home cinema, three car garage and service area. The second floor has five bedrooms, a social area, three balconies and a large master terrace with an infinity plunge pool. An internal elevator connects to the roof terrace characterized by a stunning view of downtown Miami and overlooking Biscayne Bay.

8,830 SF



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221 E DILIDO DR.

Private residence, located in Miami Beach, 221 East Dilido Dr. This is a two-story building, plus a roof terrace, with a view to the biscayne bay. The main element of the project is the corten steel wall 30’ high, that cuts the house through the center, like a spine, and around it the entire project takes place.

The house contains 1 guest bedroom at the ground floor and 3 bedrooms at the second floor. The access to the roof top terrace is through a sculptural spiral stair off the rear terrace of the master bathroom. The whole project is based in three materials: corten steel, cast concrete and glass. The water is another import element, which accompanies the visitor from the entrance all the way to the bay.

5,900 SF

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394 S HIBISCUS DR.

The different spaces on this residence are thoughfully placed around the main courtyard, as a main central element. Overlaping paralel stairs are connecting the adjacent spaces to guaranty versatility on the circulation, acting as a sculptural architecture element.

Lastly, all levels were elevated to alow an open and covered outdoor space within the residence enhancing air circulation and openness. 8,920 SF



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1788 S BAYSHORE LN

The integration of nature and architecture is the key factor of the concept, materialized by the use of a central main axis amongst which spaces are organized. This one consists on a monumental but intimate interior-exterior staircase at the entrance, which leads you, with a surprise factor to the core tropical patio of the house with the ocean view.

11,300 SF



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121 W SAN MARINO.

Spec home built, located in Miami Beach, 121 West San Marino Dr. This project was a signature project commissioned by the Toys for Boys magazine and sold at a record price per square foot in the Venetian Causeway. This two-story home features an understory parking and accessory areas and features a roof deck with a custom stone pool.

This residence features one of the first understory levels permitted within City of Miami Beach. Thirlwall was, alongside other prominent Miami Architects, responsible for the introduction of the concept which revolutionized the single-family development typology by allowing additional square footage for the owners while adhering to the flood resistant construction precepts which is of vast importance to the city.

4,950 SF

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120 PALM AVENUE

The design concept was to create a set of parallel and perpendicular planes intersecting each other at different heights to create both interior and exterior spaces. As a result, with the extension of some of these planes, a sense of lightness is created in the entirety of the project.

The most present architectural material is cast in place concrete yet the design concept used extensive cantilevers and skylights to minimize the heaviness and bring a floating sense of gravity to the home. Full height windows along with walls that do not directly connect but are bridged by glass to the other around different courtyards and various moments around the residence, as well as opening up key views to the surroundings.

One courtyard has an imported Asian solid Jade boulder surrounded by a fluctuating rainwater catchment pool that acts as a bellwether for the South Florida seasons of winter drought and summer monsoons.

15,000 SF

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1132 NE 84TH ST

The particular condition of this 37,826 sqft corner lot, with both it’s side and rear facing the water (this last one in a curved shape), was the trigger for the design concept of the project. An L shaped volume at the water corner, curved at Biscayne Bay’ side to open up the the view cone towards Miami beach, and to resemble the soft curves of a sail molded by the wind, is broken up by a main axis that connects both visually and physically the entrance and the water. Other vertical walls parallel to this axis and perpendicular to the curved main volume, break this one at different locations to delimit the spaces and to break the horizontality. The proposed materiality is a blend of white travertine, for the vertical elements, white stucco, ceramic louvers where a privacy veal is needed, stainless steel, grey volcanic stone for exterior hardscapes, glass, water and landscaping. The program is composed of a 4 car garage, a double height entrance, a chef’s kitchen, a back kitchen, service quarters, family room, formal dining room, living room, bar/music room, powder bathroom, a guest loft with private entrance, exterior lounge area, exterior dining area and summer kitchen, exterior pools and tennis court on the first floor. On the second floor, there’s a Master bedroom loft with a large private exterior terrace and a balcony, 4 bedrooms in suite and a VIP bedroom in suite.

14,200 SF



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51 ISLAND DR.

Private residence, located in Key Biscayne, 51 Island Dr. The Project consists on a composition of multiple volumes, which are displayed surrounding and elevated courtyard. Since the house has no views, its focus is in its core oasis, created in its center, where all volumes are looking into. The house has a four car garage, a formla living and dining area, conected to a kitchen and family room, a guest house and an office in the first floor, and three bedrooms, a family room and a master bedroom in the second floor. These volumes materialize in earthy tones and textures, evoking the comfort of the private life. They whole project is based in three materials: grey concrete, wood and glass.

The water and the terraced lanscape plan another important role in the scene helping create the ambience for the tropical and natural garden to which all is centered on. 9,060 SF

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BATTERSEA
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VILLA ELYSOL

An extended main access offers a conection from the front facade to the waterview. Throughout this pathway, interior and exterior consecutive spaces gives a variety of moments before the double height main entrance door.

Materiality and height of volumes also plays a fundamental part of the design. The stone and concrete on the ground level creates a solid element that provides support to upper levels that are more fragmented creating courtyards on different heights.

26,500 SF

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DEEP CREEK

The project site, located by a cliff at the south-west of the australia coast, is a breathtaking enclave with an extraordinary landscape. In this sense, the site was calling for a very respectul and topographic project in which we intervened with different operations more assignable to nature than to architecture, such as layering in the same way earth builds up through the years, or cracks that so regularly happen in any landscape, or extensions of land protruding out and carefully thought of as well as integrated landsmarks, like any landscape may have.

Through these operations, we were able to develop a project that is revealed from the land as you approach it with slight hints of architecture elements happening which evolves, as you move deeper into it, in a rear facade towards the bay completely architectural.

39,000 SF

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2721 Sea Island Dr.


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New custom residential project in Fort Lauderdate, Florida. This residence will encompass about 11,000.00 SF in three stories and feature an innovative modern organic design. The ground areas hold a large sized pool with several recreational areas, including: pool facing bar with fireplace, integrated hot tub with jets and light features, shallow sun lounging areas and a large deep portion for swimming, floaters and sports. The interior of the house contains five en-suite guest bedrooms and a large master bedroom with a private terrace, the double height living room has direct integration with a large covered lanai space and zero-entry access to the pool, the third floor contains a sunset lounge area with a large indoor bar and outdoor entertaining areas and a large spa and gym area with direct water views and garden roofdeck.

The design features a large operating louvered screen that opens the views towards the house’s double height living areas and second floor mezzanine, this home will also feature large custom two story sliding glass doors.

11,000 SF



250 W SAN MARINO

The concept design for the project evolves from the idea of the water molding and shaping the urban space. Just like the natural world is molded by water and wind, architecture should respond in the same way to connect with its surroundings.

The architectural concept parts from a central courtyard, as the void in architecture which belongs both to the natural world and the un-natural, exterior, and interior, nature and architecture, around which the building develops. As the first approach of connection with its surrounds, and taking advantage of what may seem code limitations, the building is lifted from the ground to get a relation from the entrance, through the courtyard to the water. This connection is not only visual, but also physical. It is important to feel this relation as you experience the building.

Erosion does not translate in the same shape or texture in nature, regardless of the material it is shaping. The use of a main natural material throughout (white travertine), with different shapes and textures, reflects this concept. Texture expresses something about the quality of the material, and it gives a particular quality to light. Sometimes, the erosion is such that it breaks the skin leaving a physical connection between interior and the exterior, this is reflected in the form of louvers, which are used to connect to the exterior, but at the same time give privacy to the spaces behind.

10,500 SF



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ONE STAR ISLAND

Private residence located on one of the most coveted addresses in the country. This vast property has four levels of expansive spaces from an understory spa complex to a roof deck with a helipad. The concept of this project originated from a location based generative geometry. The forms took shape as they occupied the lot, and the result is a design that optimizes the views of downtown Miami and creates privacy from the adjacencies.

The materiality of this project presents a play on the classical application of textures by inverting the general roles of rustic materials closer to the ground, and more polished and refined materials as the height grows. This concept is a reflection on modern day usage of residential architecture, in which the ground floor is used for more social and formal purposes, and therefore benefits from more refined and polished elements and the floors above contain the dormitory functions which benefit from warmer and more textured materials.

25,400 SF

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BAY HARBOR

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COCOPLUM
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KEY BISCAYNE
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SLONE
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OTTO
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RAYNES RESIDENCE
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MURANO AT PORTOFINO
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25 COLUMBUS
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APOGEE

The main principle on this design concept was contrast, maintaining a muted color scheme, to create an emphasis on the definition of the spaces through textured surface materials.

These materials define three distinctive and independent modules delineating the areas of the living room, dining room and library. These independent modules link at a point where two of them visually aligns to its surfaces.

To extend the feeling of continuity, the baseboards match the wood floor finish and lift up in a curve endind behing the Kashmir Suede leather panels and natural stone slabs. Behing the panels, an LED light strip washes down the baseboard and accents the light and continuous visual as if the floor disapears on the walls.

Keeping a sophisticated materiality on the interior architecture finishes, accents the central character on this design concept: Art. Translating also into the furniture and lighting selection for these spaces.

4,000 SF

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KAMALAME CAY

This design concept merges architectural elements of a caribean bungalow and modern architecture.

Proposed materiality includes thatched sloped roofs, copper elements and details, such as screen partitions, custom ceramic column covers, and wood paneling throughout the facades.

5,490 SF

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This project consisted of a combination of two separate units into a single unified duplex and the full renovation and interior design for all the spaces, creating an elevated pied-a-terre for the clients. This project included a complete overhaul of the apartment with all new finishes, lighting, custom stairway, millwork, bathrooms, closets, and kitchen.

The concept for the design was Thirlwall’s take on organic minimalism with the integration of natural materials and textures, also considering a certain awareness to Asian culture, particularly Japanese, through the reinterpretation of traditional motifs and themes present in details throughout the design. A generally neutral color palette with different textures was selected to Evoque a calming space in the city with the main focus on the views to central park combined with delicately selected touches of color.

3580, SF

1BD DE BEASEJOUR

A true 1890s Hausmann classical yet contemporary Parisian apartment renovation. Inspired by an eclectic 1930s “avant-garde” Paris and juxtaposed experimental design ideas, combining and accentuating the existing architectural features such as elaborate crown and wall moldings, mirrored walls with hidden doors as well as exotic marble chimneys and original chevron oak parquet, complemented with modern unique one off finishes and contemporary art furniture, custom lighting fixtures and renown art pieces from a large variety of artists and bespoke designers.

3,100 SF



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LOUVER HOUSE

The space provides a sense of retreat as it maintains a monochromatic scheme, with emerald green accents in a few furniture pieces to bring depth into the space.

Texture and layers are present throughout this apartment renovation. The flooring finishes changes from wood planks to terrazzo, creating shapes that projects to the dropped ceiling and emphasized by indirect lighting on the reveals. Window treatments are recessed on the ceiling, as well as the carpets are inlayed on the wood floor to provide a seamless transition for the different materials.

5,600 SF



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KIKI ON THE RIVER

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THE WEBSTER
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ELLE DECOR
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OUR PRACTICE

Thirlwall is a design practice with fifteen years of experience in private homes, apartments, commercial, hospitality, and retail design. Thirlwall has developed and sustained a reputation for excellence in design and provides turn-key services including conceptual design, design de velopment, construction documentation and administration, landscape design, and bespoke furnishings and branding.

Thirlwall has offices in Miami Beach and New York with a professional team led by Creative Director James J. Wall.

Our firm places a high value on conceptual approach, site specifics, client directives, and function as a fundamental evolution in the building process. Therefore our work and clientele has been purposefully diverse. our projects include ground up design of large-scale private residences in Miami and Latin America, historic renovation and conversion into luxury retail of significant art deco buildings, design in many of miami's most modern residential towers, high-end town-homes and apartment renovations in New York and Palm Beach, fine art galleries, and commercial work in Manhattan.

1828 Bay Road #301, Miami Beach, Florida 33139 USA
OUR TEAM
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(Fig. 1) James J. Wall
(Fig.2) Thomás Beal Seibt
(Fig.3) Teresa Paramo
(Fig.4) Tatiana Seikaly

(fig. 1) James J. Wall

James has over a 15 years of experience in architecture and interior design and has drawn his inspiration from an unusual childhood of sailing around the globe with his family. Growing up in over fifty different countries honed his eye and stimulated his taste for a style ranging from neo-classical to ultra minimalism. he is a graduate of the rhode island school of design, received training in painting and sculpture from The Ecole de Beaux-Arts in Paris, and studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Architecture in Copenhagen.

James is a young voice in the design world in Miami and has worked hard to make a consistent style that does not become a ubiquitious white box, but one that is in response to clean materials and the vernacular living particular to Miami and simultaneously he employs a rich and evocative interior program in all his designs.

EMAIL: james@thirlwalldesign.com

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(Fig. 1) James J. Wall
(Fig.2) Thomás Beal Seibt
(Fig.3) Teresa Paramo
(Fig.4) Tatiana Seikaly

(fig. 2) Thomás Beal Seibt

Thomás received his degree in architecture in 2014 from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Brazil. He specializes in contemporary design, BIM modeling, and project coordination.

Architecture in Copenhagen. Thomás draws his inspiration from contemporary Brazilian architecture: Mk27, Isay Weinfeld, Arthur Casas, and Herzog and de Meuron. Before joining THIRLWALL, Thomás interned at Stemmer Rodrigues in Porto Alegre, Brazil for a year and a half and worked with Mader Arquitetos Associados, also for a year and a half.

EMAIL: thomas@thirlwalldesign.com

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(Fig. 1) James J. Wall
(Fig.2) Thomás Beal Seibt
(Fig.3) Teresa Paramo
(Fig.4) Tatiana Seikaly

(fig. 3) Teresa Paramo

Teresa studied Architectural Design at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, graduating with honors in 2016. Her thesis focused on sea level rise and how architecture needs to adapt to our current historic moment. Teresa interned in London during her university years and worked at Darro 18 Arquitectos in Madrid for 2 years before joining Thirlwall.

She specializes in residential design and the evolution of its spatiality through time. She believes that good architecture today must go hand in hand with sustainability.

Three inspirational figures in architecture for her are Alvaro Siza, for his purity in Design, Peter Zumthor for his approach to light and materiality, and RCR for their way of integrating Architecture with the surrounding environment.

EMAIL: teresa@thirlwalldesign.com

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(Fig. 1) James J. Wall
(Fig.2) Thomás Beal Seibt
(Fig.3) Teresa Paramo
(Fig.4) Tatiana Seikaly

(fig. 4) Tatiana Seikaly

Tatiana has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture from The George Washington University. She specializes in, commercial and residential interiors, and detail drafting.

he draws her inspiration from I.M Pei, Luis Barragan, Joseph Dirand, and Jean Nouvel. Previous to joining THIRLWALL, Tatiana worked at Kobi Karp Architecture and Interiors in Miami, Fl and Dekar Design in New York City.

EMAIL: tatiana@thirlwalldesign.com

OUR CLIENTS

Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King //

Peace Now Store in store design, graphic program, and product branding and display design in Macys Stores Nationwide

Rafael Gil // Private Residence, Venetian Way, Miami Beach, Florida

Lil Wayne // Private Penthouse Design, Murano Grande, Miami Beach, Florida

Hyperion Development // Multiple development projects throughout Miami, most notably Onyx on the Bay

Andre Schlechtreim // AS Gallery design, Chelsea, New York City

Laurie Heriard-dubreuil // The Webster Store, Miami Beach, Florida

Ramon Mac-crohon // Caviar Kaspia Restaurant, Miami Beach, Florida

Joseph Cain // Panther Racing Team, Indy 500

Mike Piazza // Private Residence, Sunset 2, Miami Beach, Florida

Miguel Angel Yunes // Private Residence, Mexico

Tracy and Alisa Bahl // Private Residence, Venetian Way, Miami Beach, Florida

Keith Menin and Russell Galbut // Cabana at Shelborne Hotel and Barcade, Miami Beach, Florida

Nick Jones // Soho House Latin America Expansion

Nancy Parish Rockefeller // Private Residence, Sarasota, Florida

Kris Hinson // Private Residence, North Bay Road, Miami Beach, Florida

Jean-michel Cousteau // Lost Tree Islands, Jaques Cousteau Foundation

Lea and Roy Black // Consequences Foundation, Miami, Florida