XTEN architecture: nakahouse
 
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.

XTEN architecture: nakahouse 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.

XTEN architecture: nakahouse living area image © steve king

XTEN architecture: nakahouse floor to ceiling boundary between indoors and outdoors image © steve king

XTEN architecture: nakahouse kitchen with views of surrounding hills image © steve king

XTEN architecture: nakahouse open floor plan arrangement image © steve king

XTEN architecture: nakahouse dining area image © steve king

XTEN architecture: nakahouse bathroom image © steve king

XTEN architecture: nakahouse terrace image © steve king

XTEN architecture: nakahouse terrace extending from kitchen image © steve king

XTEN architecture: nakahouse stairs leading to roof deck image © steve king

XTEN architecture: nakahouse at night image © steve king

XTEN architecture: nakahouse floor plan / level 0 image © XTEN architecture

XTEN architecture: nakahouse roof plan image © XTEN architecture

XTEN architecture: nakahouse section image © XTEN architecture

XTEN architecture: nakahouse section image © XTEN architecture

XTEN architecture: nakahouse section image © XTEN architecture

XTEN architecture: nakahouse sketch image © XTEN architecture

  • Incredible form and space.

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