Monad Terrace on Miami Beach

Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s Monad Terrace on Miami Beach embraces stunning design ideas, from glass-rich towers with floor to ceiling windows that offer breathtaking ocean and downtown Miami views. Developed by JDS Development Group, the luxury condominium project is elevated 11.5 feet above the city’s updated flood level and embraces flood-resilient features throughout the design. Monad Terrace includes innovative climbing gardens, honeycomb glass screens, custom kitchens and baths, and strategic layouts to maximize both views and privacy. The 59 waterfront residences range from 2,027 to 13,922 square feet.

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Are Miami Beach’s Luxury Towers the Future of Climate Resilience?

In a location prone to storms and flooding, JDS Development Group’s luxury condominium project Monad Terrace in South Beach, may serve as a template for resilient design. Designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Monad Terrace includes 59 residences housed within a structure lift4ed 11.5 feet above sea level to anticipate climate realities and storm surges. Glass and metal supports are strong enough to withstand a Category 5 storm. The belowground parking garage includes pumps in the event of flooding. “Every progressive architect today looks at [climate change] as an opportunity to create a statement and a solution,” says Kobi Karp, the architect of record on the project. Near the waterfront site, the sales gallery re-creates the experience of Monad Terrace through a model apartment with rich marbles, an open kitchen, and glass bedroom. Prices range from $1.7 million to $12 million dollars. Monad Terrace goes above and beyond the current, city-mandated flood fortifications, pointing to the future of climate resilience.

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If you party, will they come?

Groundbreakings for residential new development projects in Miami Beach have becoming increasingly important signals to buyers that a project is moving forward with construction. In October 2017, the developer of Monad Terrace—JDS Development Group—held a presentation of the 59-unit project at the sales gallery, followed by a marching band parade that led attendees towards the South Beach site, where a crane broke ground accompanied by fireworks. Monad Terrace received $62.5 million dollars in construction financing from Vanbarton Group. Designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Monad Terrace presents 59 luxury waterfront condominium residences on Biscayne Bay in South Beach.

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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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Monad Terrace at 1300 Monad Terrace

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 at 1300 Monad Terrace

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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Monad Terrace at 1300 Monad Terrace

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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