Design & Real Estate

Haute Lineage

Aston Martin has defined timeless elegance and British handcrafted luxury for over a century.
Words by Sandy Lindsey | Photos courtesy of Respective Developments | June 29, 2020 | Design & Real Estate
Developer German Coto, CEO of G&G Business Developments

The firm is now translating that renowned precision automotive engineering and design innovation into the company’s first foray into luxury residential with Aston Martin Residences. “The interiors are inspired by Aston Martin, but take into consideration Miami’s tropical environment,” says Marek Reichman, Executive VP & Chief Creative Officer at Aston Martin. “Our design language is based on beauty and the honesty and authenticity of materials. It’s simple and pure and it has an elegance attached to beautiful proportions. We are incorporating Aston Martin’s DNA through subtle details and fine craftsmanship, with an emphasis on comfort. This building is for people who appreciate the finest quality and craftsmanship, who love the feeling of something that is timeless.” 

Developer German Coto, CEO of G&G Business Developments, is equally obsessed with great design. Known for its beauty and durability, it brings a sense of calmness to any room. “We hand-selected 1.4 million feet of marble of extraordinary purity from Thassos for the floors of the condos and penthouses because its characteristics fit perfectly with Aston Martin Residences. We’re building an exquisite residential development in the heart of Downtown Miami, and it’s essential for me that the visual impact, both inside and out, epitomizes contemporary design,” he says. “I’m resolute that every decision we make, and every material we select will complement our pure and elegant design aesthetic. As soon as Aston Martin was on board, a company ready to work hand-in-hand with our architects and designers to achieve a luxury style and authentic design experience, it set the tone for the entire project.” 

At G&G Business Developments, their ethos is ‘Love for beauty and passion for excellence’. It’s a way of life that guides every decision they make on the projects they undertake. Similarly, Rodolfo Miani of BMA Architects also looked to the city, particularly its powerful connection with the sea. “The idea of smooth waves came instantly to our minds,” he says. “The ripple of the water and the soft lines of the coastline made us wonder how to create a connection between architecture and Miami’s distinct shapes. The work of carving a new niche in this city led to the creation of a luxurious residential tower that speaks the language of the ocean — inspired by the rush of the breeze and the sail of a boat, an exquisite encounter between sea, city and wind.” As one of the most sought-after addresses in Miami, they have almost 60% of its 391 homes sold, with construction scheduled for completion in 2022; 305.456.7376;