2011 Merit Award for Architecture
Naka House, Los Angeles, CA
Architect: XTEN Architecture
Naka House is an abstract remodel of a 1960?s hillside home located on a West facing ridge in the Hollywood Hills. 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.