Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographs: Steve King Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses, Renovation•Los Angeles, United States General Contractor: Houses Products used in this ProjectFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – ElioArchitect:XTEN ArchitectureProject Team:Monika Haefelfinger, Austin Kelly, Scott Utterstrom, Jae Rodriguez, Qichen Cao, Karin Nelson, Joseph Tran, Karin Von WylCity:Los AngelesCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. Nakahouse is an abstract remodel of a 1960’s hillside home located on a West facing ridge in the Hollywood Hills, just below the Hollywood sign. To the South and West are views of the Beechwood Canyon; to the East is a protected natural ravine, with a view of Griffith Park Observatory in the distance. Save this picture!The existing home was built as a series of interconnected terraced spaces on the downslope property. Due to geotechnical, zoning and budget constraints the foundations and building footprint were maintained in the current design. The interior was completely reconfigured however, and the exterior was opened up to the hillside views and the natural beauty of the surroundings. A large terrace was added to link the kitchen/ dining area with the living room, with a steel stair leading to a rooftop sundeck. Terraces were also added to the bedroom wing and the upper master bedroom suite to extend the interior spaces through floor to ceiling glass sliding panels that disappear into adjacent walls when open. Save this picture!diagramThe exterior walls are finished in a smooth black Meoded ventetian plaster system, designed to render the building as a singular sculptural object set within the lush natural setting. A series of abstract indoor-outdoor spaces with framed views to nature are rendered in white surfaces of various materials and finishes; lacquered cabinetry, epoxy resin floors and decks and painted metal. Save this picture!© Steve KingThe contrast between the interior and exterior of the house is intentional and total. While the exterior is perceived as a specific finite and irregular object in the landscape the opposite occurs inside the building. Once inside the multitude of white surfaces blend the rooms together, extending ones sense of space and creating a heightened, abstract atmosphere from which to experience the varied forms of the hillside landscape.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessKirkkojärvi Comprehensive School / Verstas ArchitectsArticlesUrban Farm Design CompetitionArticles Share Save this picture!© Steve King+ 16 Share Architects: XTEN Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Geotech: ArchDaily Nakahouse / XTEN ArchitectureSave this projectSaveNakahouse / XTEN Architecture Area: 2700 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Structural Engineer: 2011 Photographs CY Geotech “COPY” Nakahouse / XTEN Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/166226/nakahouse-xten-architecture Clipboard Projects United States Year: Manufacturers: Dornbracht, Hansgrohe, Benjamin Moore, Caesarstone, Carl Hansen, Dex o Tex, FRANKE, Gessi, Miele, Milgard, Neo-Metro, SOSS, Thermador, Environment, Escenium HAUS, Halo, Meoded Paint, Titus, Type V-N, Western Integrated, +1Wetstyle-1 “COPY” Axial Engineering Group ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/166226/nakahouse-xten-architecture Clipboard NWGC INC. CopyAbout this officeXTEN ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationLos AngelesDabasHouses3D ModellingUnited StatesPublished on September 07, 2011Cite: “Nakahouse / XTEN Architecture” 07 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.