Today’s architecture feature is a beautiful modern residence located in the Hollywood Hills.

The residence features beautiful lines and sharp edges that give it a very simplistic yet strong facade.

Designed by LA based firm XTEN Architecture and named ‘Open House’ based on the ventilation system “where every elevation of the house is open to capture the prevailing breezes to passively ventilate and cool the house”.

Part of the structures beauty is not just the evident design, but also the challenges that had to be surpassed in order to achieve the desired result.

With architecture, the result is a form of art but instead of designing on a clean blank surface, architects are often faced with challenges in the surrounding environment which was the case in this design.

The residence is embedded into a sharply sloping hillside property, a challenging site that led to the creation of a house that is both “integrated into nature and open to the city beyond”.