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Dezeen Debate features Aston Martin skyscraper in Miami "using a brand name as a shield"

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British car manufacturer Aston Martin and Argentinian architecture studio Bodas Mian Anger have finished a skyscraper in Miami.

The 66-storey tower in Downtown Miami, which marks Aston Martin's first residential skyscraper, has a curved, flat form and features a cantilevered pool deck near its top.

Readers scrutinized the building's design amidst the growing trend of luxury brand skyscrapers being developed, with one remarking: "This one isn't too bad." Another stated, "Using a brand name as a shield is no justification for lacklustre, uninspired design."

Toiletowa by Tono Mirai Architects
Tono Mirai Architects encloses toilet in Japanese park with rammed earth

Other stories in this week's newsletter that fired up the comments section include a public toilet in Japan with rammed earth walls, a rowing club in the Faroe Islands by architecture studio Henning Larsen and a skyscraper in Downtown Miami designed by architecture studio SOM.

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