Welcome to № 001 Minami Aoyama – as Aston Martin continues its architectural hustle with the launch of a new luxury home in Japan, designed to specification in collaboration with Japanese luxury concierge Vibroa. The conceptual house builds on Aston’s previous Sylvan Rock proposal for New York State, as well as the Aston Martin Residences in Miami, due for completion in 2023.
Enter № 001 Minami Aoyama
At the heart of this concept, developed in collaboration with Tokyo-based multidisciplinary design studio Intentionallies, is a garage/gallery, a place to showcase cars to the interior spaces, while also featuring two highly sought-after parking lots in the Omotesando area of The District Minami Aoyama in Tokyo. In that spirit, the concept is also a development of the trend of custom garages for supercars.
№ 001 Minami Aoyama is much more than just a showcase for cars. The detached town house is spread over four floors and takes full advantage of its location in the densely built-up city, culminating in a generous roof terrace that is accessible via a folding steel staircase.
Interior finishes are understated, dark and beautifully crafted from a range of premium materials that reflect the design of Aston Martin’s current generation of luxury sports cars. The front facade is defined by fluted ribbons of steel that form an abstract geometric pattern that doubles as a privacy screen.
Inside, in addition to the automobile gallery – visible to the home’s dining room – there is a wine cellar, private spa and gym, home theater and generous home office space. The Aston Martin design team specified the fixtures and finishes throughout.
“The culture of Tokyo has an important creative space within our design studio,” said Marek Reichman, Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin. ‘Outside we have created a striking architectural form with clean lines and seamless with and experience this unique location. Inside, we have served the senses by using a holistic combination of elements and materials to create a calm and relaxing space for them to retreat to.’
Aston Martin is making a big push for the Japanese market, building on decades of enthusiasm for the brand across the country. The Aston Martin Owners Club Japan dates back to 1972 and the company regularly organizes rides and events for its many admirers. “I see fashion, architectural and even culinary references from Tokyo being considered by our team as they develop their work, so their presence is really felt within our practice,” notes Reichman.
Aston’s other recent architectural collaborations include a series of apartments in Sir David Adjaye’s 130 William Tower in New York. The company reports that № 001 Minami Aoyama has already been sold to an established Aston Martin collector and will soon be built by Tokyo’s Onocom, a pioneer in digital building processes. Delivery is scheduled for November 2023.
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