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Barcode House / David Jameson Architect

  • 01:00 - 7 August, 2011
Barcode House / David Jameson Architect
Barcode House / David Jameson Architect, © Paul Warchol Photography
© Paul Warchol Photography
  • Architects

  • Location

    1749 18th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009, USA
  • Architects

    David Jameson Architect
  • Project Architect

    Alex Stitt
  • General Contractor

    The Ley Group
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Paul Warchol Photography © Paul Warchol Photography © Paul Warchol Photography © Paul Warchol Photography +18

From the architect. 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. 

© Paul Warchol Photography
© Paul Warchol Photography

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.

© Paul Warchol Photography
© Paul Warchol Photography
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