The Ritz-Carlton Residences won't been the only mouthwatering luxury homes in Florida's Sunny Isles Beach when they open. The US city will also be home to the Jade Signature tower. Designed by Herzog and de Meuron, its residences range in price from US$4-30 million.

Once constructed, says its website, the 57-story Jade Signature will be "one of Miami's finest, most prestigious beachside homes." It is perhaps not as outwardly flamboyant as the comparable Ritz-Carlton Residences, its form even being described as "quiet" by senior partner at Herzog and de Meuron Christine Binswanger, but its design is clever and considered.

The footprint of the Jade Signature tower will be parallelogram-shaped. This is based on the movement of the sun and ensures that the development's pool, beach and beachside landscape and residences will benefit from maximum exposure to the sun. Underground parking allows the tower to be surrounded by landscaping, which, designed by Raymond Jungles, provides unbroken access between the building, resort deck and the beach.

At beach level, there is a resort deck and pool; a bar and grill that will offer pool, beach and residence service; a wine bar; and, a residents' kitchen. Beachfront gardens with hammocks and private beach amenities are available to resident, as are an entertainment lounge and facilities for kids and teens.

The building's interiors are designed by French firm PYR. At lobby level, there is the three-story glass lobby itself, a wraparound terrace and a beach pavilion terrace with a breakfast area offering both indoor and outdoor seating. Elsewhere, there is a health and wellness center, a water terrace with massage cabanas and jacuzzis overlooking the ocean, and an outdoor yoga deck and suites for guests.

Residents of the Jade Signature will occupy 192 standard residences, six sky villas and two penthouses. All units feature high-quality cabinet and kitchen appliances, private elevator vestibules, high-speed internet, Wi-Fi and smart home technology.

The standard residences range from one to five bedrooms and offer large, shaded outdoor terraces with glass railings to make the most of the views. Six two-story sky villas cover up to 6,735 sq ft (626 sq m) and house five bedrooms. Their occupants will enjoy 20-ft (6-m) double height living areas and 180-degree views.

The most indulgent residences at the Jade Signature will be its two penthouses, the lower of which will fill the entire 55th floor and the upper of which the entire 56th floor, as well as a portion of the 57th floor. Both will offer 360-degree views, large terrace pools and wraparound balconies.

Among their rooms, they will each have a double living room, family room, breakfast room, bar, library, study, private gym and playroom. They will also each have an expansive master bedroom, master bedroom office and double master sitting room.

The Jade Signature is due for completion in 2017.

The video below provides an introduction to the project.

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