Using large panes of glass, the two story addition features a kitchen on the first floor, and a living area on the second floor, spaces that are connected with the pre-existent house. The project features a pattern of black steel rods which resemble a barcode - thus, the name.
"Barcode House explores juxtapositions between the heavy and the light and the old and the new. The work is formed by positioning the projects 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. The clients 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." -- David Jameson