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
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
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.
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