Name: Sessa Residence
Designer: Jones Partners Architecture
Location: Los Angeles, California
Sessa Residence is a minimalist house located in Los Angeles, California, designed by Jones Partners Architecture. The clients approached J,P:A with a program that included the addition of another bedroom suite, thinking that it might be placed on top of the existing structure. J,P:A demurred, resisting the typical ambition to make something more of the program than the client requested, an alien gem to outshine the original.
J,P:A proposed that instead of adding new space at this time, the effort should be focused on refining the existing structure, to make it more perfect in its own terms by revealing the hidden lines of that logic and helping them to their own fulfillment. So, excess partitions and a fireplace were scraped off the interior walls of the tube, punched windows in the open ends were replaced with full walls of sliding glass doors, a new period kitchen was installed and the roof and structure were replaced, this time free of dropped soffits.