Bentley to build luxury apartments in Miami

Bentley Motors has teamed up with Dezer Development in the US to build the world’s first Bentley-branded residences in the form of a luxury residential tower overlooking the ocean and the state’s waterways.

The carmaker is working with the world-renowned architectural firm Sieger Suarez Architects and is being designed in accordance with the Florida Green Building Council (FLGC) certification to ensure maximum protection of the local environment and its wildlife. The tower will host 200 apartments that will cater for those who expect the highest standards in quality and finishing.

The Bentley Design Department has been integral to the development of the building, bringing to life the Bentley DNA to ensure a truly authentic design. The core of the building will feature the patented car elevator and will be a prominent and luxurious feature for any car enthusiast. Each residence will include an in-unit multi-car garage – the ultimate statement in exclusivity and privacy.

Homes will also have a private balcony, pool, sauna and outdoor shower. The apartment interiors will contain sustainably sourced materials and finishes that create a calming palate, in harmony with the external environment. Interior amenities will include a gym, spa, whisky bar and restaurant. Private and beautifully landscaped communal gardens will promote a sense of calm.  The apartments will be finished in 2026.


Rome to rebuild Colosseum floor

The Colosseum in Italy’s capital, Rome, is to be rebuilt. Not entirely, though. The Italian government are looking to rebuild the floor and return it to its former glory.

The government has pledged £16.7 million (€18.5 million) to built the retractable floor with mechanical trap doors enclosing and concealing its network of tunnels and cages. “The reconstruction… is a great idea which has gone around the world,” Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said in a statement.

“It will be a major technological intervention that will offer visitors the opportunity to, not only see the underground rooms… but also appreciate the beauty of the Colosseum while standing in the centre of the arena,” he added.

The new floor will stop the elements from further deteriorating the labyrinth of tunnels of the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire and should be completed by 2023.

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Sylvan Rock – A property designed by Aston Martin

Aston Martin, the luxury sports car manufacturer has dabbled in architecture for the first time in its history. Teaming up with S3 Architecture to imagine and design an innovative residential compound in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Built on a 55-acre plot of land surrounded by woods, Sylvan Rock is a modernist estate offering ‘a reimagined modern lifestyle’. As with Aston Martin cars, the house is striking from every angle, offering over 8,000 feet of living space and a 2,000 foot driveway, perfect for parking your Aston Martins.

The exterior of the building is defined by dramatic floor-to-ceiling glazing and blackened cedar façade. The ‘owner’s suite’ is cantilevered, set beneath a unique folded panel roof structure. The three-car garage is set up to be more of an automotive gallery with a lounge and executive office all set on the same level along with a bespoke wine cellar, showcasing Aston Martin’s signature cross-hatched lattice design. the building comprises of four bedrooms, four bathrooms and two half baths.

Said to offer true self-sufficiency privately, the house has a dedicated agricultural food garden, accessed via a separate service entrance which can supply both the owner and regional farm markets. It is currently listed at $7.7 million and marketed by Corcoran Country Living.