Light, water, glass and steel beautifully intermingle at the recently opened Monad Terrace, aptly called “the reflection machine” by architect Jean Nouvel, who collaborated with architect Kobi Karp on the 59-unit Miami Beach project hovering above Biscayne Bay. “The cutting-edge crystalline tower and custom honeycomb glass façade brilliantly reflect the sun and surrounding water to create a glittering effect,” Karp says of the tropical-modern design. Expansive terraces sheltered by climbing gardens and retractable floor-to-ceiling windows blend the indoor-outdoor experience.
SEAGLASS, JUPITER ISLAND
Another stunner, SeaGlass, Jupiter Island (above), stands out as the first new construction in the area in decades. Slated for fall 2022, the beachfront condominium by Fontainebleau Development presents finishes such as wood paneling, coral and limestone-clad walls and floors. “Our inspiration was the contemporary beach houses of Miami and Malibu,” says Courtney Brannan of Champalimaud Design. A showpiece is the lobby chandelier, fashioned with hand-blown glass reminiscent of the waves striking the shoreline of nearby Blowing Rocks Preserve.