Based in Los Angeles, California, Aaron Neubert Architects also known as ANX specializes in modern residential and commercial projects.
Aaron Neubert Architects (ANX) in Los Angeles, California specializes in modern residential and commercial projects. Aaron Neubert received his master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, 1997. Their work is acknowledged with awards from the American Institute of Architects in Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley chapters, The Van Alen prize, and many more. The work of ANX has also been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Domus, and Dwell among several others. ANX believes that one can create a meaningful transition through a cautious inquiry and decoding the project condition while pursuing the practice of a thoughtful and conceptually meticulous process.
Here is the list of 15 Projects:
1. Tilt-Shift House
Los Angeles, California / 2017 – Completed – AIA LA, Residential Architecture Citation Award 2018
Tilt-Shift House sits in a neighborhood of other properties following in a lack of natural open space and restricted size. Due to the maximum incline at the site, the plans were repositioned to make outdoor living spaces. The residence has numerous openings, external stairs, decks, and patios that are designed around the house. These create a link to different levels of the landscape at numerous strategic points in the residence. These connectors expand the usability of living space in the compact house.
Louisville, KY / 2014 – In Development – AIA LA, Next LA Citation Award 2015
The architecture of MOC comprises a rectangular steel frame pavilion that rests in a park. The rectangular mass is further modified to incorporate five programs which include the Lobby, the Conference room, the Art Studio, the Visiting Gallery, and the Administrative Offices. Each program helps engage the user with the exterior landscape as well as the vast and continuous exhibition space. The building has a cladding of perforated steel which invokes the feeling of an industrial model but also manifests itself as an ambiguous object sitting over the landscape.
3. Horizontal House
Los Angeles, California / 2015 – In Development
The 16,000 sq.ft residence is oriented and developed to create a 240-degree horizontal view while maintaining internal privacy. A multi-level atrium positioned with strategically placed operable windows and skylights provides access to all floors and helps to naturally ventilate the house. The house also recycles rainwater and greywater, has a geothermal system, solar collectors, and landscaped roofs.
4. Light Box
Los Angeles, California / 2016 – Completed
The 22,000 sq.ft office for a boutique property management firm is called the “Light Box” for its minimal geometry and to capture natural light through a series of skylights and a perforated steel screen. The skylights captivate the change of light throughout the day over the contrasting wood interior. The illuminated façade provides light to the sidewalk and the bike parking on the street in an urban setting.
Los Angeles, California / 2016 – Completed – AIA/LA Restaurant Design Awards 2016 Jury Award and People’s Choice Award
The inspiration behind Ozu is the Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu which defines the minimal yet materially rich palette that is created for the restaurant’s design. The interior is defined by three horizontal spatial zones—the choice of single, double, and quadruple composition with finger-jointed walnut-topped tables are crafted to stimulate a casual and interactive experience.
6. Echo House
Los Angeles, California / 2019 – Completed
ANX designed the residence to stagger down the site in three levels by placing it strategically on the compact plot. The main structure is designed above the technical floor which includes the mechanical room and the garage. The residence and the studio are arranged to capture views of the neighboring hills and the downtown skyline. Multiple apertures around the studio and the residence create connectivity and encourage interaction with the site context. The openings initiate a dialogue between the different balconies, decks, terraces, and landscape and the activities of the house.
7. Glass House
Studio City, CA / 2005 – Completed – AIA SFV, Merit Award 2007
The residence is conceptualized as the interlocking of two concepts of houses. One of the opaque volumes that buffers the noise and intensity and other being a thin scrim of metal and glass that manifests a permeable relationship between the interior and the exterior.
8. Black Box
Los Angeles, California / 2015 – Completed – Build Magazine Architecture Awards, Best Small Project 2015
A dark stained cladding and with minimum geometry, “Black Box” rests on a steeply sloped plot. It serves as the office for a technology author and columnist. The desired distinction between work and home life is accomplished through the position of the studio. The picture window drives the user to expansive landscapes of the surrounding hills.
Budapest, Hungary / 2014 – Competition – WAN Awards Shortlist 2015
The House of Hungarian Music is created as a tribute to the musical past of Hungary. The adaptable, open, and accessible venue will embrace the contemporary as well as the historical traditions that welcome the experimentation of music. HHM perceives as a space to immerse oneself in music and yet is open to the urban landscape. The building is formulated in a way to stimulate numerous activities in the complex which spill in the park and develop an association connecting the inside and outside.
10. Junction Theatre
Los Angeles, CA / 2011 – In Development
The design is inclusive of the adaptive re-use of an existing motel. It focuses on reclaiming the street presence around the locality. The motel is redesigned into a black box theatre, main theatre, and various miscellaneous supporting purposes. The existing U-shaped building forms the box office and the entry leading to lower and upper lobbies and the main auditorium.
11. Manifold House
Los Angeles, CA / 2013 – Completed
The house includes formulating living and working conditions for a young couple. This was strategically resolved by stacking spaces that communicate with the multiple landscapes of the site. The compact interior living spaces amalgamate with the landscape and expand the usable living space of the residence. A passive environmental cooling strategy is accomplished through numerous operable apertures arranged along the periphery of the house.
12. Folded View House
Los Angeles, CA / 2017 – Completed
The 3750 sq.ft. residence focuses on extending the distinct views of the site context while also strategically safeguarding the client’s privacy. The roof is manipulated and detailed to produce internal and external programmatic spatial requirements. Numerous apertures and skylights broaden the view and direct light to the internal spaces.
Los Angeles, CA / 2019 – Completed
The German vegan restaurant and beer garden captures the essence of traditional German food establishments in contemporary Southern California while not isolating the adjoining community. Hinterhof is positioned at the rear edge of the site, encouraging a socially dynamic garden between the restaurant and the street. The garden is planted with native varieties and it immerses the user in the ongoing conversations on entry. The interior is intended to captivate the spirit of a beer hall.
14. Busan Opera
Busan, South Korea / 2011 – Competition
Infrastructural bands have been designed that translate into a series of landscapes that are placed to harbor activities like leisure, dining, shopping, and recreation among others. The terrains form an important relationship and serve as a citation to the adjacent mountainous topography and unrestricted access to the coastal edge. The surrogate terrain also serves as a buffer and mediates the space between the opera complex and the sea.
15. Dark Light House
Los Angeles, California / 2017 – Completed
The orientation and the position of the house are inspired by the possibility to capture glimpses of Downtown Los Angeles for a single-family. The residence is planned in two spatially interlocking volumes. The entry to the house is at the interstice connecting these volumes. These two volumes are tied together through a stair core that forms the center of activity for the house. The interior spaces surround a private terrace that permits immediate access to the external living and dining areas, pool, and landscape. The exterior deck which is adjacent to the family room provides magnificent sunset views for the family to experience.