"Miami's Monad Terrace from architect Jean Nouvel marries water, light and spare geometry to create a home bathed in tranquility.”

February 8, 2017


"Jean Nouvel needs little introduction. The 71-year-old Pritzker Prize laureate, whose work ranges fromthe Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris toBarcelona’s Torre Agbartower, is widely regarded as one of the great living architects. Though he has built projects around the world,the architect recentlybroke ground on his first in Miami Beach, a cityexperiencing significant economic and cultural growth."

December, 2016


"The USA is getting its über Pritzker on. Foreign-born Pritzker Prize-winning starchitects are waving their magic wands over American condominiums, hotels, and mixed-use complexes—creating sleek towers and contemporary living spaces that are redefining urban luxury living for millionaires and billionaires (especially in New York and Miami)."

December 31, 2016


"French architect Jean Nouvel's first residential project in Florida is raised over 11 feet above sea level to address the growing risk of flooding in Miami Beach."

December 6, 2016


"Jean Nouvel's Monad Terrace is the first building to be constructed in line with new city building codes Last week French architect Jean Nouvel unveiled Monad Terrace, a waterfront apartment block that is the first to be built in line with new city building codes that call for new projects to be raised above the ground."

December 6, 2016


"Jean Nouvel is often described as an architect without a signature style. His buildings can be decidedly eccentric, whether robustly theatrical or impressionistic and lyrical. Surveying the many notable projects the Pritzker Prize winner has completed over his nearly five-decade career—a dizzying array of cultural buildings, office towers, residential high-rises, hotels and wineries—it is almost hard to believe they were all designed by the same hand."

December, 2016


"At Design Miami/ 2016, French architect Jean Nouvel has revealed more information about his first project in Miami — Monad Terrace. Located on the west side of Miami Beach, overlooking Biscayne Bay and downtown, the scheme sees 59 individually designed waterfront residences positioned around a man-made lagoon. Dubbed ‘the reflection machine’, the project provides brilliant light, while private outdoor space is sheltered by climbing gardens."

November 30, 2016


"Monad Terrace is arrayed across two long but relatively low-slung glass volumes. At the center of the site, Nouvel has included a naturally filtered lagoon with lush, native plantings."

May 25, 2016


"The enlightened architect can offer new visions and allegories, even if they are only small parts of an evolving narrative — what might be deemed “urban poetics.” But sometimes, the urban geographer is obliged to dig deeper and reveal the prevailing threads of invention, no matter how arbitrary they may seem on first impression."

May 13, 2016


"Curbed got an exclusive first peek at the 95-page condo filing for the project, which is being developed by JDS and designed by the French starchitect Nouvel and Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design in Miami. The photos show a glassy building surrounded by water with a sheet of leaves down one side."

February 1, 2016