XTEN architecture: nakahouse
aug 17, 2011
XTEN architecture: nakahouse


‘nakahouse’ by XTEN architecture located in hollywood hills, california
image © steve king

based in california and switzerland, XTEN architecture has completed ‘nakahouse’, a single family residence located
in hollywood hills, california, USA. sited along the steep slopes below the hollywood sign, the dwelling is a contemporary
update to an established home from the 1960′s. geotechnical, zoning and budget limitations mandated the reuse of
the existing footprint and foundations as a basis for the home’s new design. the interior arrangement was reconfigured
and a series of outdoor terraces were projected from all angles to maximize views of the surrounding landscape.


stairs and terrace leading down to the living area
image © steve king

floor to ceiling glass windows and sliding doors blur the boundary between the indoor and outdoor areas extending
the living spaces to the terraces. exterior stairs lead to a roof deck with unobstructed views of the beechwood canyon,
griffith park observatory and natural ravines. the smooth black plaster facade intentionally creates a stark contrast
with the white washed surfaces inside the home. lacquered cabinetry, epoxy resin floors and painted metal produce
a monochromatic and uniform interior which blends the separate rooms into one continuous space.


living area
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floor to ceiling boundary between indoors and outdoors
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kitchen with views of surrounding hills
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open floor plan arrangement
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dining area
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bathroom
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terrace
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terrace extending from kitchen
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stairs leading to roof deck
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at night
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floor plan / level 0
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roof plan
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sketch
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