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Xten Architecture's Austin Kelly on Context, Flexibility and Open Source Design

00:00 - 22 September, 2014
Openhouse, a design by Xten Architecture in California
Openhouse, a design by Xten Architecture in California

Xten architecture is a California and Switzerland based practice lead by couple Monika Häfelfinger and Austin Kelly. Recently joining the open source architecture platform Paperhouses with the Box House, Austin Kelly spoke with Paperhouses founder Joana Pacheco about architecture, sustainability, construction and working internationally.

Read on after the break for the interview.

Madison House / XTEN Architecture

01:00 - 30 May, 2013
Madison House / XTEN Architecture, ©  Steve King
© Steve King

© Art Gray © Art Gray ©  Steve King © Jeremy Bittermann + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Quinta, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Austin Kelly AIA, Monika Haefelfinger SIA, Scott Utterstrom, Tina Rothermund, Jae Rodriguez, Qichen Cao, Christina Kaneva, Dana Nishimura Bryan, Stephanie Sent
  • Landscape

    Pamela Burton & Company
  • Structural Engineer

    Axial Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineer

    Sladden Engineering
  • Civil Engineer

    RCE Consultants
  • Electrical Engineer

    OMB Electrical Engineers
  • General Contractor

    M.A.P. development
  • Area

    10650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

AIA California Council's 2012 Design Award Recipients

13:00 - 14 August, 2012
Surfhouse, Hermosa Beach / XTEN Architecture - Image courtesy of Art Gray.
Surfhouse, Hermosa Beach / XTEN Architecture - Image courtesy of Art Gray.

The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) has announced the 2012 Design Award Recipients. Since 1982, AIACC has recognized excellence in architecture and design through the AIACC Design Awards Program. An esteemed Design Awards jury has selected these award winners out of 300 submittals. Continue after the break to review the projects!

2012 AIA Housing Awards for Architecture

13:00 - 1 June, 2012
Nakahouse / XTEN Architecture - Courtesy of the AIA © Steve King
Nakahouse / XTEN Architecture - Courtesy of the AIA © Steve King

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the 10 recipients of the 2012 Housing Awards. The AIA’s Housing Awards Program, now in its 12th year, was established to recognize the best in housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource.

Continue after the break to view the 2012 recipients.

Downtown LA Hotel / XTEN Architecture

19:00 - 14 May, 2012
Courtesy of XTEN Architecture
Courtesy of XTEN Architecture

XTEN Architecture is planning a new, 65,000-square-foot hotel in downtown Los Angeles, California. The monolithic concrete structure will be carved by a system of slots and slices that bring light, air and views deep into the building. Equipped with a performance-based lobby, two subterranean bars, restaurant and a rooftop terrace featuring an infinity edge pool, this mid-rise hotel will surely attract some attention.

Continue after the break to learn more!

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Nakahouse / XTEN Architecture

01:00 - 7 September, 2011
Nakahouse / XTEN Architecture, © Steve King
© Steve King

© Steve King © Steve King © Steve King © Steve King + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Angeles, United States
  • Architect

    XTEN Architecture
  • Project Team

    Monika Haefelfinger, Principal; Austin Kelly, AIA, LEED AP, Principal; Monika Haefelfinger, Austin Kelly, Scott Utterstrom, Jae Rodriguez, Qichen Cao, Karin Nelson, Joseph Tran, Karin Von Wyl
  • Area

    2700.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Luzern Stadtarchiv / XTEN Architecture

15:00 - 17 March, 2011
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birdview

The Luzern Stadtarchive is conceived as a marker in the landscape. XTEN Architecture‘s entry for a library competition in Switzerland the design was driven by orienting the public areas to the landscape, the site topography and adjacent mountains.

Architects: XTEN Architecture Location: Luzern, Switzerland Principals: Monika Haefelfinger & Austin Kelly Project Team: Scott Utterstrom, Jae Rodriguez, Tina Rothermund, Annie Ritz, Qichen Cao Project Area: 4,750 sqm Renderings: Courtesy of XTEN Architecture

Diamond House / XTEN Architecture

01:00 - 1 February, 2010
Diamond House / XTEN Architecture, © Art Gray Photography
© Art Gray Photography

© Art Gray Photography © Art Gray Photography © Art Gray Photography © Art Gray Photography + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Monica, United States
  • Architects In Charge

    Monika Haefelfinger & Austin Kelly (AIA, LEED AP)
  • Landscaping/ Site Pieces

    Mark Motonaga
  • Client

    Aisha Ayers
  • Area

    820.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Sapphire Gallery / XTEN Architecture

13:00 - 5 June, 2009

Our friends from XTEN Architecture just sent us one of their latest projects. The Saphire Gallery is a residential gallery addition to a private residente in Los Angeles, California. It is designed to display a private collection of contemporary art while also providing for a home office with views to the sorrounding hills.

More images and architect’s description, after the break.

Surfhouse / XTEN Architecture

00:00 - 9 January, 2009
Surfhouse / XTEN Architecture

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Manhattan Beach, United States
  • Principals

    Monika Haefelfinger & Austin Kelly, AIA
  • Client

    Jennifer & Nick Hall
  • Project Year

    2008

Openhouse / XTEN Architecture

00:00 - 18 December, 2008
Openhouse / XTEN Architecture

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Angeles, United States
  • Principals

    Monika Haefelfinger & Austin Kelly, AIA
  • Client

    Randolph Duke
  • Contractor

    Peddicord Construction
  • Area

    418.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007