May 29, 2013 / Architecture
TP-H by Jermyn Manthripragada

TP-H is a minimalist house located in Palo Alto, California, designed by Jermyn Manthripragada. 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. (11)

Name: TP-H

Designer: Jermyn Manthripragada

Location: Palo Alto, California

Year: 2013

TP-H is a minimalist house located in Palo Alto, California, designed by Jermyn Manthripragada. 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.

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