In recent years, Aston Martin Design, the creative heart of the luxury automotive brand, has entered into carefully curated partnerships with a number of architects to design bespoke residences. The latest project is № 001 Minami Aoyama. This luxury private home for an Aston Martin collector is located in the heart of Tokyo’s Omotesando area of Minami Aoyama, one of Tokyo’s foremost architectural and style centers. Designed in collaboration with Japanese luxury real estate leader VIBROA, № 001 Minami Aoyama is the first residence in Asia that Aston Martin has designed.
The four-story № 001 Minami Aoyama is a detached townhouse that makes the most of its location in the densely populated city of Tokyo. The front façade is defined by fluted ribbons of steel that form an abstract geometric pattern that doubles as a privacy screen. The structure culminates in a large rooftop terrace, accessible by a folding steel staircase, with stunning city views. Marek Reichman, Executive Vice President and CCO of Aston Martin, commented, “Outside, we’ve created a striking architectural form with clean lines and seamless boundaries so the residents can connect with and experience this unique location. Inside, we’ve catered to the senses, using a holistic combination of elements and materials to create a calm and relaxing space for them to retreat.”
Naturally, one of the main features of the home is an exhibition-style automotive gallery that will be located on the ground floor and will allow for the exhibition of several vehicles. The gallery is situated in such a way that, while the residents dine, the cars will be visible through a glass wall. In addition, the residence, which has already been sold to a private buyer, will have a wine cellar, a home cinema, a gym, and a private spa, all with Aston Martin’s signature touch reflected throughout. Reflecting the design of Aston Martin’s current generation of luxury sports cars, the interior finishes of the residence are scaled back, dark, and beautifully crafted from a range of high-end materials. The residence is set for completion in November 2023.
Prior to designing and building № 001 Minami Aoyama, Aston Martin Design has been involved in a series of successful projects in the United States including, Sylvan Rock, in New York’s Hudson Valley and five luxury residences in Manhattan’s 130 William High Rise Tower, designed in collaboration with architect Sir David Adjaye.
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