jade signature is a beachfront tower in florida, designed by acclaimed swiss architecture firm herzog & de meuron. construction began in 2013, with the structure in the miami region now nearing finalization ahead of its slated completion in 2017. residences within the 57-storey building include 192 units, from 1-bedroom apartments to penthouses — in addition to six guest suites. amenities include a private pool and beach, while an exclusive clubroom with outdoor terrace is also provided alongside a health and wellness center.

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construction work is currently at the 50th floor
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the building has been designed by herzog & de meuron, with pierre-yves rochon responsible for the scheme’s interiors. landscape architect raymond jungles has conceived a lush ‘botanical journey’ that surrounds the tower’s base, with three levels of car parking positioned underground. jade signature’s parallelogram footprint was derived from an extensive study of the sun’s movement throughout the day. strategically positioning the building at an oblique angle to the ocean maximizes exposure to the sun, allowing daylight to have an extended presence on the beachside landscape and residences.

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the development is located in sunny isles beach, florida
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residences offer sweeping views both eastward over the ocean and westward over the bay and city. natural ventilation is provided by ‘flow-through’ layouts for all units with three or more bedrooms. curated by pierre-yves rochon, the two-story penthouse shown is only available for the upper penthouse buyer, and includes a $100,000 USD lalique glass table, as well as wall accents by baccarat. ‘jade signature’ is being developed by fortune international group.

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the tower’s completion is slated for 2017
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rather than designing yet another glass tower, a greater emphasis has been placed on the building’s structural qualities. ‘jade signature is very much about bringing the structure to the fore, so glass is protected from the sun and the heat and large terraces are provided throughout. that is what really works well in the miami climate,’ says herzog & de meuron. ‘the project uses structure in the most basic way, a structure that you have anyway, and turns it into something sculptural. this sculptural effect is not decorative; it comes from a combination of desired views and necessary visual protection. it is almost like an alphabet that we developed for the building: which wall can do what, which slab can do what, which column can do what. the structure is the architecture.’ see designboom’s previous coverage of the project here.

 

 

upper penthouse walk-through
video courtesy of jade signature

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interiors throughout the building have been curated by pierre-yves rochon
image © jade signature

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the two-story penthouse offers views both eastward over the ocean and westward over the bay and city
image © jade signature

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outdoor dining areas take advantage of florida’s warm climate
image © jade signature

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an expansive terrace includes a private pool
image © DBOX / jade signature

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amenities include a large swimming pool and beach
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jade signature has been designed by swiss firm herzog & de meuron
image © jade signature

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