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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12 Innovative Post-Sandy Projects Built to Withstand Future Storms

A new townhouse community – Saltmeadow – in Far Rockaway, has been recognized as one of the 12 new innovative developments for flood-resilient design. The development is located within the flood zone affected by Hurricane, which urged the developer, JDS Development Group, and the architect, CetraRuddy Architecture, to ensure Saltmeadow would withstand storms in the future. Habitable spaces in the apartments as well as electrical closets are all built above the base flood elevation, and the buildings include flood vents that will prevent damage to foundation walls in the case of a flood. Permeable pavers and storm planters are a few additional features that contribute to the project’s flood resilience.

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Believe it. This Project is in New York City

Saltmeadow is a new rental beachfront community of townhouses in Far Rockaway, Queens. Designed by CetraRuddy architects and developed by JDS Development Group, the new development includes 60 residences in four clusters of two-family townhouses. Bound by Beach 5th and Beach 6th Streets between Reynolds Channel and Seagirt Boulevard, the ground-floor façades of the townhouses are clad in a stone base of quartzite and sedimentary rock, echoing the jetties along the shoreline of Rockaway. Locally-quarried bluestone slabs are used in accent trims and the entry stairs. Accent walls of beveled Western red cedar planks and weathered zinc light fixtures provide additional warmth at the townhouse entries. Taking advantage of its waterfront location, all homes have outdoor space and windows oriented to maximize water views. Set within the flood zone affected by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the project was designed to withstand flooding and allows residents to rebound from future extreme events. All habitable spaces and electrical closets are built above the base flood elevation, while ground floors are laid out as storage, garage and unfinished areas. In addition, the design features flood vents, permanent openings that allow water to pass into or out of a building’s exterior foundation walls. Other sustainable features include white roofs, permeable pavers to reduce runoff, and storm planters that capture roof runoff and filter it before releasing it back into the soil.

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Building to the Sky, With a Plan for Rising Waters

JDS Development Group’s American Copper Buildings are designed to be stylish and resilient in equal measure; the residential real estate developer’s Kips Bay luxury towers have also been crafted to withstand extreme weather conditions. The SHoP Architects-designed luxury development is built with several safety measures that will allow residents to maintain their daily routine during adverse conditions. Generators will keep the buildings’ ten elevators and water pumps operational, maintain lighting in common areas, and enable the refrigerator and one electrical outlet to remain functional in each residence. The towers are also equipped with sub-basement drainage systems, water-repellent stone walls, and mechanical equipment housed well above the floodplain.

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Jean Nouvel’s Monad Terrace expected to break ground shortly in Miami Beach

JDS Development Group has just released a batch of renderings of their new project at Monad Terrace, which is scheduled to break ground by the end of January. The renderings show the sleek, modern interiors of the Miami Beach condominiums, which look out at Biscayne Bay through a saw-toothed facade lined with honeycomb glass. The NYC- based real estate developers worked with renowned architect Jean Nouvel to create the stunning, climate change-resilient waterfront condominium building. The project’s centerpiece is a lagoon designed not only to reflect sunlight and provide space for local flora and fauna, but to accommodate any heavy flooding in the area. Nouvel’s designs also place Monad Terrace 11.5 feet above sea level, nearly twice the height required by Miami’s recently instated construction codes.

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Façade Installation Underway At 11-Story Baltic Park Slope At 613 Baltic Street

Construction is underway on the façade of JDS Development Group’s new condo development: Baltic in Park Slope. The NYC real estate developers enlisted VOA Associates to create the unique white-brick and glass exterior for the 11-story residential tower, which topped out in the summer of 2016. Upon completion, Baltic will introduce 43 luxury residences to the neighborhood, in addition to more than 3,000 square feet of retail space. Baltic’s resident amenities include a fitness center, landscaped garden, private lounge, and a rooftop terrace and cinema.

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A Penthouse for Everyone: Developers Reserve Top Floors for Shared Amenities

Leading real estate developers across the US are devoting the highest floors of their new towers to shared amenities rather than crafting conventional and exclusive penthouse apartments. JDS Development has chosen to utilize the top of one of its two copper-clad residential towers at 626 First Avenue to house many of the amenities that residents will share. While the top floor of the East tower will feature a pool and bar as well as grills and cabanas, the sky bridge connecting the two towers will boast an indoor lap pool, a Turkish bath, and spa rooms.

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