Monad Terrace

  • Miami Beach, USA
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Unique in Miami


The Monad site will become truly exceptional.


To understand this today, just look at the map of Miami and ignore the impact of adjoining buildings to the north and south, since the north and south facades will become true landscapes:  filters of flowers, plants and leaves.


The neighbors will never be able to see into the intimacy of the terraces and apartments of Monad.

They simply have a beautiful vertical landscape under the eyes.
Monad’s residents, on the other hand, will not perceive the mass of the Architectonica’s architecture (The Wesley) nor the familiarity of the long building on the south from the main living areas, indoor or outdoor.

The strategy foreground-background. The foreground of vertical landscapes gives a perception of depth with beams of light filtering through that annuls any introspection.


The views are west on the lagoon and the horizon, with the big cruise ships and the mysterious vastness of the ocean. These are framed by the architecture and emphasized by the layout of the apartments. Reflections from the water and the vegetation foreground enhance this emotional experience.


Each apartment “captures” the best qualities of the site and its position: some have incredible unobstructed Bay views (34%) west and green filtered views north and south; others are immersed in the lush tree canopy and profit from the closeness to the lagoon (21%); then sometimes the through plan allows the exceptional possibility of views from dawn to dusk (45%), over onto the Ocean east and the setting sun on Biscayne Bay west.


In short everything is designed to enjoy the depth of views and textures of light.




Jean Nouvel