XTEN’s principals saw Riga Form plywood cladding on a train station in Switzerland and thought it would work equally well on an interior wall. This XTEN-designed Los Angeles live/work space proves the point. Produced by Latvian manufacturer Latvijas Finieris, Riga is a birch plywood overlaid with a phenol film. XTEN’s supplier of choice, Anderson Plywood, offers it in multiple thicknesses, sizes, and colors. Anderson Plywood, 310.397.8229; www.andersonplywood.com.
los angeles and sissach, switzerland
austin kelly, aia, and monika haefelfinger