Mirrorhouse

Prize Winner in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture
Firm LocationLos Angeles, United States
CompanyXTEN Architecture
Lead DesignerXTEN Architecture

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. The 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. The 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.