Mirrorhouse / XTEN Architecture

first_img 2016 Area:  8000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Projects CopyHouses•Beverly Hills, United States Mirrorhouse / XTEN ArchitectureSave this projectSaveMirrorhouse / XTEN Architecture United States “COPY” Houses Year:  Architects: XTEN Architecture Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Manufacturers: Eurofase, Fleetwood, Gaggenau, Miele, Porcelanosa Grupo, Aurora, LynxSave this picture!© Art Gray PhotographyRecommended ProductsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. The Mirrorhouse is perched in the hills of LA, located in the Trousdale Estates of Beverly Hills with an incredible view extending from Downtown LA to the Pacific Ocean.Save this picture!© Art Gray PhotographyThe project is an exercise in restraint with a very straightforward goal: to create a simple, rational house that accentuates and amplifies the connection to the exterior – celebrating the unique lifestyle that Los Angeles provides.Save this picture!© Art Gray PhotographyThe floor plan is developed around five offset volumes, enclosing the private spaces of the house.  The negative space created by these volumes becomes the main living spaces and circulation, providing a free-flowing indoor-outdoor living area that opens to the landscape and views in every direction – the entry garden and fountain to the east, a courtyard and reflecting pool to the west, an outdoor garden to the north, and an infinity edge pool reflecting the views of the city grid to the south. A high roof rests gently upon the five volumes, which are separated by floor to ceiling glazing and sliding glass doors that pocket away to provide an uninterrupted connection between the interior and exterior.Save this picture!PlanA very limited material palette was developed for its chameleon like qualities. The white plaster exterior and interior creates a neutral background emphasizing the colors of the sky and garden, changing dramatically between dusk and dawn. The polished Black Marble operates similar to the various pools, reflecting the views and bringing the exterior deeper into the house. The light stone floor mimics the walls and ceiling, establishing a continuous frame to the view beyond.Save this picture!© Art Gray PhotographyDue to the specific qualities of the site, the house is never experienced in its totality; instead it is experienced as a series of vignettes – compositions of solid and void, interior and exterior. In some instances, symmetry and reflection are used to emphasize these contrasting elements, while in others they are used to blur them.  In each instance the architecture becomes secondary to the incredible skyline of LA.Save this picture!© Art Gray PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessStudents Construct 7 Innovative Tiny Cabins at Hello Wood’s 2018 Cabin Fever RetreatArchitecture NewsStudio Gang Reveals Twisting High-Rise MIRA Tower for San FranciscoArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900410/mirrorhouse-xten-architecture Clipboard Mirrorhouse / XTEN Architecture ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900410/mirrorhouse-xten-architecture Clipboard Photographs:  Art Gray Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Art Gray Photography+ 12Curated by Fernanda Castro Share CopyAbout this officeXTEN ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBeverly HillsUnited StatesPublished on August 21, 2018Cite: “Mirrorhouse / XTEN Architecture” 21 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Omaha calling USC back to baseball’s elite

first_imgBefore you go ahead and book your tickets for the College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb., let the season play out a little bit more.It is, after all, only four games old.But at 3-1, the USC baseball team couldn’t have asked for a better start — other than 4-0, of course.Really though — three wins in four games, a minimum of six runs in each game and solid starting pitching in the victories is fairly impressive.It doesn’t get much better than that.There’s reason to be optimistic at Dedeaux Field, at least after the first four games of the season. Where there were questions, there are some answers. Where there were concerns, there are temporary assuages.Can the Trojans hit?That was, and really still is, the main question this team will have to answer. After all, Grant Green, Robert Stock and Hector Rabago are gone.But through four games, all they’ve been doing is hitting — to the tune of a .312 team average and 31 runs scored.Sophomore Ricky Oropesa is picking up right where he left off in 2009, batting .313 through the first four games with three extra-base hits and four runs batted in. Additionally, sophomore transfer Matt Foat has five runs batted in to lead the team.The Trojans should be able to pitch in 2010. The starting staff is expected to be the strong suit of the squad, anchored by a veteran Sunday starter in Kevin Couture and two solid sophomores, Andrew Triggs and Chad Smith.And after four starts, things are looking good.Smith had a rough first start (4.1 IP, 6 ER), but the rest of the staff has started off strong. Three starts with an ERA of just over 4.0 — good enough to win those games.But of course, the disclaimer remains the same: It has been only four games. Take a deep breath. Let’s see what happens as the season moves on.It won’t be easy to hit .312 as a squad for the rest of the season, and USC is bound to have a couple of bad starts here and there — just like every other baseball team in the country.And let’s not pretend the Trojans have defeated perennial powerhouses. Taking two of three from Cal Poly and beating Loyola Marymount on a Tuesday isn’t exactly the equivalent of slaying Goliath.The tests begin in earnest Sunday at Dodger Stadium, when the Trojans take on No. 23 UCLA. It’s a small taste of what’s to come — a brutally difficult Pac-10 schedule.But so far, so good.And while it’s far too early to start looking toward Rosenblatt Stadium, that should always be the goal. Especially for a team with USC’s history.Especially this year.The Trojans are 12-time national champions, winning more than any other program in history. They’ve been to the College World Series 21 times.They might as well have renamed Rosenblatt Stadium as the Dedeaux Field of the Midwest.But this will be its final year  the stadium’s of service. Starting in 2011, the College World Series will be contested in a brand new ballpark in Omaha.It will truly be the end of a chapter in the history of one of the most storied tournaments in college sports.Is there a better way to celebrate the end of the Rosenblatt era than with a tribute from its greatest tenant?The answer to that is undoubtedly no.USC owes it to college baseball, the city of Omaha and the ghosts of Rosenblatt Stadium to get back there one last time.Some are counting down the days until the stadium is gone, having written it off as a worn-down relic of the past. Others will rue the day it closes its doors, revering the ballpark as a shrine of greatness.To USC, it is simply a second home. The Trojans have no choice but to pay one last visit and say goodbye the right way.“Thrilla on Manilla Paper” runs every other Friday. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail Grant at [email protected]last_img read more

State Health Officials: 11-Year-Old Broward Girl Dies from COVID-19

first_imgAn 11-year-old girl in Broward County has died from complications of the coronavirus, according to state health department records and the county’s medical examiner.The medical examiner says Yansi Ayala, of Fort Lauderdale, died on Wednesday at Broward Health Medical Center.She had underlying conditions including cerebral palsy, epilepsy and asthma.The state’s database says her infection is not believed to be travel-related.Ayala is the youngest Broward resident to die from COVID-19.Health officials last week confirmed that an 11-year-old boy from Miami-Dade County had also died from the coronavirus, becoming the state’s youngest known fatality from the disease.last_img