Aston Martin's latest interior design collaboration is set within a bold new residential tower designed by Sir David Adjaye OBE of Adjaye Associates. Working closely with Sir David and his team, the five Aston Martin condominiums at 130 William set new standards for bespoke residential design.
With 130 William, Sir David Adjaye has breathed new life into New York's skyscraper genre, imbuing the tower with a sculptural solidity. The architect's largest residential project to date, it joins a global portfolio of work that includes the award-winning National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, the Skolkovo Moscow School of Management and London's Rivington Place art centre.
Rising 244m above New York's William Street, the 66-floor tower is home to 242 condominiums, all with impressive city views. The tower's concrete colonnades create an elegantly layered facade, reminiscent of the industrial buildings that once characterised this part of New York, as well as the earliest Beaux-Arts skyscrapers. This strong visual identity is complemented by interiors of an unusual power and presence, from the private spa and health club through to the unique way that the arches are incorporated into the interior of each condominium and their external loggias.
High up on the 59th and 60th floor, the five Aston Martin condominiums are placed among the peaks and spires of the world's most celebrated skyline. The bespoke details start at the elevator lobby, where the walls are marked out with Aston Martin's signature crosshatch pattern, here finished in brass, while a bespoke smoked glass mirror echoes the form of the arched windows.
This interview is an extract from an article featured in the AM46 issue of Aston Martin magazine, out now. If you're not already a subscriber, visit magazine.astonmartin.com/magazine-subscription so that you can read the full story.