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La Moraleja Villa

MINIMALIST SHOWCASE FOR ART

XTEN Architecture | Extudio | Losada Garcia Arquitectos

XTEN Architecture is a Swiss-American architectural practice, headed by Monika Haefelfinger and Scott Utterstrom, who became her co-partner following the untimely death of Austin Kelly. They have created a succession of exemplary houses, each tailored to its client and site, mostly in southern California. Their Open House in the Hollywood Hills was widely admired and sparked several commissions, most recently the La Moraleja Villa on the outskirts of Madrid. A Venezuela-born businessman shared a spacious apartment in the Spanish capital with his wife and four children. As a retreat from the heat and congestion of the city he bought a kite-shaped lot, a hectare in size, screened from its neighbors by mature oak trees. It offered privacy, security and green vistas, and there was space at the center for an expansive new house that would showcase his sculpture collection. An interior...

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