Eastern Market Row House Renovation / David Jameson Architect

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Evoking the image of an illuminated Japanese lantern, a glass and steel volume is incised into the body of an existing row house. Conceptually a contrast of the light and heavy, acid etched panels are inserted into a self supporting steel frame that cantilevers out of the masonry mass.

Architects:David Jameson Architect, Inc.
Location: Washington DC,
Principal in Charge: David Jameson
Project Architect: Christopher Cabacar
Construction: LR Mailloux Construction, Inc.
Project Area: 1,150 sqf
Photographs: Hoachlander-Davis Photography

© Hoachlander-Davis Photography

The entire steel frame not only serves as the structure for the glass skin, but also functions as an intelligent shelving solution for the interior. Tectonically, the frame lends itself to being a tangible presence felt inside the house, enveloping the kitchen and the second floor study spaces. Vertical partitions deliberately placed throughout the etched window wall allow for the occasional transparent glass to selectively frame views of the sky and trees towards the rear and side of the site.

© Hoachlander-Davis Photography
Cite: "Eastern Market Row House Renovation / David Jameson Architect" 21 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=105101>
  • Dennis


  • sf

    its nice… but i wonder about heat gain/loss..
    hot in summer?
    cold in winter?

  • bradley manning

    i agree with sf. looks nice, but sheesh the heating bill during winter might get a little pricey

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    I was also wondering about the hot-cold issue… but it really does not matter! A very good job indeed!

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