Aston Martin to Offer Custom-Built Garages

The auto brand's architectural arm will bring to life Bond-like dreams

For the most unabashed auto enthusiasts, driving a car is only part of the obsession. In fact, the opportunity to marvel at their beauty—the intricacies of the design and the brilliance of its production—is just as important. As the process of owning premium vehicles has become more personalized, Aston Martin has capitalized with their boutique service, Q. Now, debuting at Monterey Car Week, a new …

Ron Arad’s “Upside-Down” ToHa Tower

Ron Arad’s new 29-story ToHa Tower in Tel Aviv widens as it rises from two separate ground-level starting points. A resulting X pattern forms, though connected at the top. For the 200,000-square-meter building’s mesmerizing cladding, Arad used 300,000 square feet of Dekton by Cosentino in 10,000 custom shapes. Further, the windows for the office floors feature glare-preventing glass. Read more about the “upside down” building at …

Amey Kandalgaonkar’s Boulder Home Concept

Shanghai-based architectural designer Amey Kandalgaonkar’s conceptual renderings for a modernist home inside of a giant boulder draw inspiration from Saudi Arabia’s Mada’in Saleh necropolis. Concrete walls and floors jut from the large rock, with a hollowed inside, and lots of open-air space grant natural light. Perhaps most charming, a series of terraces and a swimming pool grace the top of the rock. Read more, and …