TP-H Residence, California | Jermyn Manthripragada

TP-H Residence in Palo Alto, California, is a carefully executed, minimalist extension to an original 1948 adobe brick house, by Berkeley-based practice Jermyn Manthripragada.

All Photos © Lucas Fladzinski

Description by Jermyn Manthripragada:

TP-H Residence
Palo Alto, CA, 2013
1100 square feet

The project is the addition of a dining room, reading room and two bedroom suites to an existing 1948 adobe-brick house. It employs the material and formal language developed for a previous addition (the ‘Box Office’) completed in 2011: spare, platonic boxes of a perceptual mass defined precisely at their junctions to openings with a material thinness.
Four volumes control view and orchestrate movement through their various internal and external alignments. The reading of the solid/void relationship oscillates between additive and subtractive processes--on the one hand understood as a series of connected volumes while on the other seen as an initially pure box from which two L-forms are removed. The result is a rhythmic reciprocity between interior space and garden.

General Contractor: Tim Lemma
Structural Engineer: Kevin Donohue
Photography: Lucas Fladzinski
Chairs: Klassik Living

Site Plan © Courtesy of Jermyn Manthripragada

Plan © Courtesy of Jermyn Manthripragada

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