Barcode House / David Jameson Architect

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Architects: David Jameson Architect
Location: , USA
Project Architect: Alex Stitt
General Contractor: The Ley Group
Project Year: March 2011
Photographs: Paul Warchol Photography

Barcode House explores juxtapositions between the heavy and light and the old and the new. The work is formed by positioning the project’s diverse pressures into a unique situational aesthetic. Brittle masonry walls of the existing Washington, DC row house governed that the addition be engineered as a freestanding structure. Site constraints dictated a vertically oriented spatial solution.

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The client’s desire for transparent living space generated the opportunity to create an integrated solution for lateral force requirements. Structural steel rods within a glass window wall are aligned with datum lines of the neighboring building elevations. A stucco circulation tower anchors the living space to the existing row house.

Cite: "Barcode House / David Jameson Architect" 07 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 Aug 2014. <>


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