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 …

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 …

Beautifully Designed, Notable Homes in Palm Springs

Cruising through the desert city with Buick, where comparisons between houses and cars can be drawn

When discussing the many places that automotive designers mine for inspiration, none seems to come up so frequently as Palm Springs. The small desert city has a giant reputation in the design world—mainly known for its many striking mid-century modern homes and civic buildings. From Richard Neutra‘s Kaufmann House, Albert Frey‘s Frey House II, to John Lautner’s Arthur Elrod House, these homes defined an era. …