Herzog & de Meuron’s Latest Tower: Jade Signature

  • 04 Aug 2013
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Fortune International has released images of a 57-story, -designed residential tower in Miami. With interiors by Parisian firm PYR and landscape by Raymond Jungles, the Jade Signature promises to bring high design to Sunny Isles, . Described as “contemporary houses in the sky,” units will feature ample outdoor terrace space and large windows to frame views of the horizon. Six Sky Villas feature double height living areas and the two Signature penthouses each boast 360-degree views and a large terrace pool.

More images of Jade Signature and a video after the break…

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Christine Binswanger, Senior Partner with Herzog & de Meuron, said “We created deep terraces and living rooms that have simultaneous views to the ocean in the east and to the Intracoastal to the west. We designed common areas to be on the ground level, connected with the beach, just as they were originally conceived for the beachfront hotels that have drawn people to Miami since the early 20th Century.”

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Binswanger describes the form of the building as “quiet,” saying, “In this tower, the details are making the architectural identity. Primary elements, such as cantilevering floor slabs together with walls projecting from inside-out, create a finely textured expression on the façade.”

© Jade Signature
Cite: Quintal, Becky. "Herzog & de Meuron’s Latest Tower: Jade Signature" 04 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 17 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=392554>


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    Dig your own grave stararchs.

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    really HM?

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      Yes, and if you can afford this you can also afford blinds that roll down at the touch of a bottom on your iPad when you don’t want to see the amazing view and need some private freaky time

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    Funny. It looks exactly the same as another buildings on the beach. At least in the video views from the ocean.

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    You don’t plan for hurricane shutters until Design Development… Obviously something can be developed for covering the windows during a storm; that apartment has to sell for millions.. Plus… I haven’t really heard of Concrete framed buildings blowing away during windstorms. What would happen is a boat might end up in your living room; but whatever. It’s Florida.

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    Looks like architecture today is suffering from “BRANDING + FASHION”… twisting columns , tilting glass rail, sliding glass acrobatics.. architects designing packages or cologne bottles, however the cologne smells very ordinary.

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    So much negative criticism. Not every project in an architect’s portfolio is going to be cutting edge, avante-guarde. This tower is a nice, subdued take on the guadi art-deco buildings of Miami’s past.

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      I think the negative criticism is coming from an expectation many archinetizens have of certain architects, which is an expectation perpetuated by architecture image conscious sites such as archdaily. When such sites fail to meet these archinetizens expectations, the archinetizens criticize the fact their expectations were not met. What would be beneficial to the discipline of architecture is not a critique of this microcosm of negative criticism, but a critique of why archinetizens are in a constant need for progressive architectural images and how this relates to Architecture.

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    in front of the beach, so close of the Water ? What happen? its an nonviable project i guess H&D made a mistake choosing this project to develop. the front line of a Beach will never be touched by any Urban Project this is a fact

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    How the mighty have fallen. There are hundreds of apartment blocks not unlike this in FL. H+M have maybe lost their edge and become just another up-market commercial firm with this stuff?

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    I can understand the concept behind, and though i find interesting that a large firm like H&dM keep building housing programs(which a lot of starchitects seems to avoid as soon as they can), the result is quite disappointing.

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