XTEN Architecture is an award winning architecture firm located in Los Angeles, California, with satellite offices near Basel, Switzerland. Founded in 2000 by partners Monika Häfelfinger and Austin Kelly AIA, XTEN Architecture is a full service architecture and design firm specializing in cultural buildings, office and commercial facilities, large-scale residential projects and custom single family residences. Buildings are developed using the most innovative green technologies and materials available and guided efficiently from design through construction.
XTEN has developed a distinctive method to the development of contemporary architecture, with an emphasis on open spatial configurations, material transformation and refined detailing and craftsmanship. Underlying themes in the work have focused on the conceptual use of building elements, modified with both traditional and digital techniques. In new buildings, remodels and adaptive re-use projects, the architects develop strong sculptural forms and spaces transformed by both direct and indirect connections to the building's immediate environment.
In 2004 the firm was recognized as one of twelve Emerging Architects to watch nationally in Architectural Record magazine and in 2006 they were featured in the grand re-opening exhibition at the Architecture+Design Museum in Los Angeles. In 2006 and 2007 XTEN was presented awards in Architectural Design from the American Institute of Architects and at the IV Bienal Miami+Beach they were awarded the bronze medal in Architectural Design in international competition. The work of XTEN Architecture has been published extensively appearing on the cover of Architectural Digest and in Architectural Record, Interior Design, LA Architect, The Los Angeles Times, Angeleno, Elle Décor UK, Interni/ Russia, Spa De/Japan, DETAIL/ Korea, Times Space/ China, Belle/ Australia, Disenart/ Spain, AD Mexico and Deutsche Bauzeitung and others, and in numerous architectural design books.
Buildings in design and construction include several custom residences, galleries, private museums and commercial projects in the US and large-scale buildings and competitions in Switzerland, China, and the Middle East.
10315 Jefferson Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
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Sissach - BL 4450
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