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  • Never Built Los Angeles
    December 20, 2013

    Downtown LA Hotel published in "Never Built Los Angeles"

    Downtown LA Hotel is published in Never Built Los Angeles which explores the "what if" Los Angeles, investigating the values and untapped potential of a city still in search of itself. Featured are more than 100 visionary works that could have transformed both the physical reality and the collective perception of the metropolis.

  • Arts District Apartments
    November 1, 2013

    Arts District Apartments move forward in Downtown L.A.

    XTEN recently finished a concept design for a mixed-use residential, creative office, restaurant and retail complex with garden courtyard and a rooftop pool terrace in Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles.

  • Bird streets residence
    October 15, 2013

    Work in Progress - Bird Streets Residence

    XTEN has been commissioned to design a custom residence in the "bird streets" neighborhood of Hollywood Hills. The project is being developed as a series of planes which differentiate the private and public programs and also frame the panorama view from downtown to Century City.

  • Four Concrete Houses
    October 12, 2013

    Four Concrete Houses receive 2013 AIACC Annual Residential Design Award

    Four Concrete Houses have received 2013 American Institute of Architects California Council Annual Residential Design Award. The jury commented “This concept challenges conventional thought.” The awards event will be held at UC Berkeley Wurster Hall on November 14th this year. More information: http://www.aiacc.org/2013/10/16/aiacc-residential-award-recipients-announced/

  • Trousdale Residence
    October 10, 2013

    Work in Progress – Trousdale Residence

    This project in the Trousdale area of Beverly Hills is conceived as a series of one story pavilions surrounding a central courtyard.  The main living space in between the indoor garden and outdoor terrace connects the architecture and nature.

  • September 30, 2013

    Madisonhouse receives 2013 AIA|LA Design Award

    Madisonhouse receives 2013 American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter Design Award. The awards event will be held at the Broad Stage Theater in Santa Monica Performing Arts Center on October 28th. More information: http://www.aialosangeles.org/home-page-latest-news/2013-design-awards-winners

  • XTEN Downtown LA Hotel
    August 28, 2013

    Downtown L.A. Hotel receives 2013 American Architecture Award

    Downtown L.A. Hotel receives 2013 American Architecture Award from Chicago Athenaeum and European Centre for Art and Architecture. More information: http://www.chi-athenaeum.org/archawards/2013/2471/index.html

  • Madisonhouse in Record Interiors 2013 of Architectural Record
    August 25, 2013

    Madisonhouse in Record Interiors 2013 of Architectural Record

    Madisonhouse is featured in Architectural Record's Record Interiors issue which highlights the best architectural interiors of the year. More information: http://archrecord.construction.com/residential/kitchenbath/2013/1309-Madisonhouse-XTEN-Architecture.asp

  • A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California
    July 25, 2013

    XTEN at MOCA’s “A New Sculpturalism”

    Surfhouse and Nakahouse are both featured in the exhibition “A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California” at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary Los Angeles. The exhibition shows thirty eight major and emerging L.A. architecture offices’ projects over past twenty five year. As a part of Pacific Standard Time Presents initiated by Getty Museum, A New Sculpturalism runs from June 16th through September 16th.

  • Downtown Los Angeles
    June 1, 2013

    XTEN in Downtown Los Angeles

    XTEN has been commissioned to design a mixed-use residential, creative office, restaurant, and retail complex on six contiguous parcels totalling 150,00sf in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles.

  • Nakahouse 2013 LABC Award
    May 1, 2013

    Nakahouse receives 2013 LABC Award

    Nakahouse has received the 43rd Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Award. A Slideshow of projects can be found here.

  • XTEN published in "A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California"
    May 1, 2013

    XTEN published in "A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California"

    A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California marks the first exhibition and catalogue to examine the role of architects from Southern California in the later part of the twentieth century. A Comprehensive view at Southern California's most experimental architecture. More information: http://www.amazon.com/New-Sculpturalism-Contemporary-Architecture-California/dp/0847840115

  • Alta Mura
    April 1, 2013

    Work in Progress - Alta Mura

    Current Schematic Design for a project located high above the Pacific in the Palisades area of Los Angeles.  The project's form and organization follow a curving site wall that follows the site topography.  The building engages and pulls away from this wall, generating a series of indoor-outdoor spaces that open to panoramic views on one side and verdant gardens on another.

  • XTEN to show work at MoCA's "A New Sculpturalism" exhibit
    March 1, 2013

    XTEN to show work at MoCA's "A New Sculpturalism" exhibit

    The exhibition focuses on the work of forty-two architects from three generations of architects that have expanded the possibilities of architecture in Southern California and includes work from Frank Gehry, Morphosis, Eric Owen Moss, Michael Maltzen, Neil Denari and XTEN amongst others. More information: http://sites.moca.org/thecurve/2013/01/14/a-new-sculpturalism

  • Breaking Ground on Brentwood Residence
    March 1, 2013

    Breaking Ground on Brentwood Residence

    Crews have commenced grading and drilling operations for XTEN's Brentwood Residence in the hills of West Los Angeles just below the Getty Museum. Caissons for site retaining walls are being prepared for rebar cages with first concrete pours scheduled for next week.

  • Nakahouse receives 2013 CH+D Award
    February 1, 2013

    Nakahouse receives 2013 CH+D Award

    XTEN's Nakahouse has recieved the 2013 CALIFORNIA HOME + DESIGN AWARD for best Residential Architecture in California. The jury singled out Nakahouse for... more information: http://www.californiahomedesign.com/house-tours/2013-chd-award-carved-and-cantilevered-hollywood-hills#6737

  • Work in Progress - Madrid Villa
    January 1, 2013

    Work in Progress - Madrid Villa

    XTEN traveled to Madrid to present the first design concepts for the Madrid Villa, a family residence for an art collector located in the La Moraleja district. Meetings with the client, the local engineering team and suppliers culminated in a visit to the Capa Ecultura workshop where we reviewed artworks being fabricated for the project by Manolo Valdes.

  • Work in Progress - Limassol Residence, Cyprus
    December 1, 2012

    Work in Progress - Limassol Residence, Cyprus

    Design work is nearly completed for this dramatic cliffside residence on a mountain overlooking the city of Limassol on the southern coast of Cyprus. Structural engineering of the main cantivlevers and roof forms is in process.

  • XTEN's Downtown LA Hotel receives 2012 NEXT/LA AWARD from the American Institute of Architecture
    October 1, 2012

    XTEN's Downtown LA Hotel receives 2012 NEXT/LA AWARD from the American Institute of Architecture

    XTEN's Downtown LA Hotel receives 2012 NEXT/LA AWARD from the American Institute of Architecture. Awards ceremony will be held October 22 at the Santa Monica Performing Arts Center/Broad Stage. More information: http://www.aialosangeles.org

  • Sapphire Gallery receives 2012 AIA Design Award
    September 1, 2012

    Sapphire Gallery receives 2012 AIA Design Award

    XTEN's Sapphire Gallery, an art gallery extension to a private residence, will receive an AIA Deisgn Award at the annual AIA Los Angeles Design Awards ceremony to be hosted by Moby, Richard Montoya and KCRW's Frances Anderton. More information: http://www.aialosangeles.org/article/aia-la-announces-2012-design-award-winners

  • Luzern Stadtarchiv and Nakahouse receive the 2012 American Architecture Award from Chicago Athenaeum and European Art and Architecture
    August 1, 2012

    Luzern Stadtarchiv and Nakahouse receive the 2012 American Architecture Award from Chicago Athenaeum and European Art and Architecture

    Luzern Stadtarchiv and Nakahouse receive the 2012 American Architecture Award from Chicago Athenaeum and European Centre for Art and Architecture. More information: http://www.chi-athenaeum.org/archawards/2012/AA12-19/index.html

  • Openhouse on cover of Residences Decoration Magazine, France
    July 1, 2012

    Openhouse on cover of Residences Decoration Magazine, France

    Openhouse on cover of Residences Magasin, France. More information: http://www.residences-decoration.com/sommaire-n-106-100--design-_178.html

  • Surfhouse receives 2012 AIA California Council Award
    July 1, 2012

    Surfhouse receives 2012 AIA California Council Award

    The Surfhouse has been awarded a 2012 AIA California Council Architecture Award for outstanding design and innovation, one of 15 projects selected from several hundred projects received statewide. The jury commented on the "use of windows, creative circulation plan" and "bringing indoor and outdoor spaces together and cleverly placing the living room on the top floor to take advantage of an ocean view." More information: http://www.aiacc.org

  • Work in Progress - Hollywood Hills House
    June 1, 2012

    Work in Progress - Hollywood Hills House

    XTEN has completed Schematic Design for a new residence located on a ridge in the Hollywood Hills.  The house is conceived as wood-clad pavilion with deep cantilevered porches. The largely transparent living/ entertaining floor opens onto extensive outdoor living and pool areas with views out over Los Angeles.  Bedrooms are enclosed on the second floor, with garages, gym, media and service areas carved out of the hillside beneath the house.

  • Nakahouse receives National American Institute of Architects Award
    May 1, 2012

    Nakahouse receives National American Institute of Architects Award

    Nakahouse received a 2012 AIA Housing Award this past week on the floor of the AIA National Convention in Washington D.C.  The jury of the prestigious award commented on the "feeling of serenity" and that the "spectacular framing of the views and the folded geometry of the enclosure makes for some beautiful interiors." More information: http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2012/housing-awards/Nakahouse/index.htm