XTEN has been commissioned to design a single family residence on Santa Monica Beach in California. The long and narrow property sits between world famous Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica Beach with a panorama ocean view from Malibu canyon to the Santa Monica Pier.
February 14, 2014
Brentwood Construction Site
Main level steel framing begins at Brentwood. XTEN office visit to site to review construction progress.
January 29, 2014
Madisonhouse in "ARTRAVEL"
XTEN's Madisonhouse is featured in October-November "Special Habitat" issue of Paris magazine "ARTRAVEL" with a project article written by Fabienne Dupuis in French.
January 17, 2014
Work in Progress
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.
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.
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.
October 12, 2013
Four Concrete Houses receive 2013 AIACC Annual Residential Design Award
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 1, 2013
XTEN published in "A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California"
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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