Miami Marvels: Top international architects are heating up South Florida’s largest cityscape

Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s Monad Terrace in South Beach, Miami presents 59 luxury residences for sale, starting at $1.7 million. Developed by JDS Development Group, Monad Terrace features a unique sawtooth façade, water garden, or “reflection machine,” and full suite of amenities, altogether creating a unique new residential building heating up South Florida’s cityscape.

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The Louvre Abu Dhabi, 53W53, and Monad Terrace: Jean Nouvel on Starting over from Zero

Jean Nouvel is the Pritzker Prize winning French architect behind man of the world’s most iconic contemporary buildings, including the Louvre Abu Dahbi, the Cartier Foundation, and Torre Agbar. In an interview during Art Basel, 2016, Whitewall met with Nouvel to discuss Monad Terrace, the architect’s first building in South Beach, developed by JDS Development Group. Nouvel dubs Monad Terrace “the reflection machine,” playing on Miami’s identity and climate of light and sea. Nouvel used water as a mirror to reflect light, which is further reflected on the honeycomb facades. This is paired with vegetation and gracious, unique residences that relate to the lagoon and the water beyond. Nouvel explains, “the ambition is for architecture to always be a gift.”

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New Images of Jean Nouvel’s Monad Terrace As Work Gets Underway in Miami Beach

Construction is underway for Monad Terrace, a luxury condominium project in South Beach, Miami, designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Michael Stern, founder and managing partner of JDS Development Group, stated, “Monad terrace innovates while integrating seamlessly into the context of Miami Beach. “Its thoughtful design serves as an exemplar for how we should be building and developing coastal cities. Without compromising aesthetics, this project brings the ingenuity and design that is entirely appropriate to this environment. This is an important project for Miami Beach, and I am proud that JDS is leading the way.”
The residences at Monad Terrace range from two to five bedrooms , each with generous indoor and outdoor living space. Amenities include a sun deck with a 116-foot swimming pool and hot tub overlooking Biscayne Bay, a wellness center, valet parking, a café and juice bar, , bicycle and water sports storage room, and an in-house concierge. Four penthouse residences include private pools on roof decks. The project expected to go vertical by March 2018, and the project should be completed by the third quarter of 2019.

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South Beach’s Monad Terrace secures $62.5M in construction financing: Expected to go vertical in March

JDS Development Group has announced that their luxury condominium project Monad Terrace in Miami Beach has secured $62.5 million dollars in construction financing. The construction of Monad Terrace is well underway with the foundation soil mixing nearing completion. Vertical construction will begin in 2018. Monad Terrace was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel in collaboration with Miami-based architect Kobi Karp. According to Curbed, “Monad Terrace is unquestionably among the most innovative projects in Miami’s condo pipeline.” The project was designed with climate resilience in mind and will be the first new construction project in Miami Beach built at 14 feet above sea level, exceeding the city’s new requirements.

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Monad Terrace Plans VIP Groundbreaking Ceremony and Secures $62.5M Construction Loan

Developer JDS Development Group has announced a VIP Groundbreaking Ceremony for Monad Terrace October 25th, 2017. Foundation soil mixing began several months ago, whereby cement is mixed with soil and injected into the ground in order to create a solid, waterproof foundation. The Groundbreaking Ceremony coincides with the developer announcing that it has secured $62.5 Million in construction financing for the 59 luxury condominium residences in South Beach.

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Jean Nouvel: Sustainable Architecture of the Future

Pritzker-prize winning architect Jean Nouvel has designed the new Miami Beach luxury condos at Monad Terrace to be sustainable, contextual, and one-of-a-kind. “Every façade is unique, corresponding to a different sun exposure,” Nouvel says: “inside, each apartment has its own strategy and a singular blueprint.” This sensitivity to the natural world extends to the 14-story building’s innovative exterior, which surrounds a lagoon and has a hanging screen lush with vegetation on one side. According to Michael Stern and Simon Koster of JDS Development Group, who built Monad Terrace, this idiosyncrasy and imagination is precisely what makes Nouvel such a rare talent. “With him, no two buildings are ever the same,” says Koster. Monad Terrace was built with climate change in mind, and its resilient design means that it sits at the new, revised flood elevation of Miami. Nouvel’s approach is to combine aesthetic pleasure with practical problem solving, and responding to what he calls the genius loci, or “the spirit of the place.”

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The Vertical Gardens of Jean Nouvel

For French architect and Pritzker Prize laureate Jean Nouvel, nature and the built environment go together. For his new project, Monad Terrace, which is taking shape on Biscayne Bay in Miami Beach, Nouvel designed a curtain wall of lush vegetation. The structure of the building often seems to flow and “disappear into nature,” according to Simon Koster, an engineer and principal with JDS Development Group, which is building Monad Terrace. Nouvel’s work with “living facades,” or green walls, began with a project he completed for the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in 1998, and he’s found new ways to incorporate vertical gardens in subsequent projects across the world, from Australia to Paris. At Monad Terrace, the plants almost act as living curtains, framing the view of the bay from behind a window. “The foreground and the background are created not by me,” Nouvel says, “but by nature itself.”

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Step inside Monad Terrace’s sales gallery in Miami Beach

The sales gallery for JDS Development’s new luxury Miami residence, Monad Terrace, is now open at the corner of Alton Road and 14th Street, allowing visitors to catch a glimpse of what its sleek and sophisticated interiors will look like. Monad Terrace has been designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel with climate resilience in mind, and its 59 residences are built around a serene lagoon on Biscayne Bay. The sales gallery was designed to showcase the unique, sawtooth honeycomb glass that’s used throughout the development to diffuse natural light. The building is situated higher than required (11.5 feet) in an effort to insulate it from the effects of rising sea levels. The lobby area is a double-height space that overlooks the Bay. Residences begin at $2 million.

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Star architects’ dazzling condos are snagging big bucks. But so are towers by Miami’s best

JDS Development Group certainly did not rush when deciding which architect would guide their latest Miami Beach development. After a lengthy and thoughtful search, the residential real estate developer hired Jean Nouvel, the Pritzker Prize-winning French architect whose glassy and modern aesthetic was judged to be perfect for the Miami site. According to JDS principal Simon Koster, his team chose Nouvel because of the architect’s ability to fuse nature with an urban setting. The project, dubbed “Monad Terrace,” benefits from the unique attributes of its location, as well as Nouvel’s sensibility, and building renderings show off the metallic structures draped in vines centered around a verdant lagoon. As development in Miami continues to boom, Monad Terrace will remain at the head of the pack, thanks to Nouvel’s powerful vision.

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Monad Terrace Project Scores Approval for Design Changes

The striking design of Monad Terrace, a new luxury Miami Beach residence designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, is evident from the front entrance—framed by a porte-cochère canopy—that opens onto a double-height lobby overlooking Biscayne Bay. Sales at the development, which has 59 apartments ranging from two to five bedrooms, began in February. Calibrated to appeal to buyers with a penchant for great design, the building is perched on the edge of the Bay, where it can take full advantage of the light reflecting off the water. Residences offer an array of amenities, including custom kitchens, landscaped terraces, and luxurious marble bathrooms. Monad Terrace is the first Miami Beach project by JDS Development, whose nearby properties include Echo Brickell and Echo Aventura in Wynwood/Edgewater.

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