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A closer look at the striking design of Jean Nouvel’s Monad Terrace

The South Beach development is the French architect’s first and only residential project in Florida

Images courtesy of DS Development Group

As vertical construction continues on SoBe’s Monad Terrace, the team behind the unique waterfront development has released fresh renderings showing new angles of its dramatic design from Pritzker Prize-winning French architect Jean Nouvel.

The images provide the best glimpse yet of the project which features a pair of buildings wrapped around an infinity-edge lagoon and vertical gardens of native Bougainvillea and Passion Vines. The first level of the 14-story complex sits atop a more than 11-foot structural podium that safeguards against rising sea levels.

Working with local architect of record Kobi Karp, Nouvel created equally eye-catching and innovative interiors for Monad Terrace. Perhaps most interesting are the “honeycomb screens” attached to the inner surface of the development’s glassy, angular facade. The detail diffuses sunlight and provides residents with privacy while maintaining water views.

JDS Development Group broke ground on Monad Terrace near the intersection of Alton Road and 14th Street last year. The company secured $62.5 million last fall followed by an additional $137 million in construction related financing. The project is currently well above ground and is on track to open in summer 2019.

Monad Terrace

Monad Terrace, Miami Beach, Florida 33139