Modern Exposure: Barcode House

Designed by architect David Jameson in Washington, DC, the Barcode House is a modern extension to an existing row house, but set apart because of it's transparency, which clrearly crates a strong contrast with the rest of the building..
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


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13 comments:

  1. wow!!! Madre mía qué casa!!! Me gustan los diseños tan modernos!!
    Un besito

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  2. That's so crazy. Are there blinds anywhere inside of there? Great work of architecture and design.

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  3. very interesting, but i could never live without privacy ;-)

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  4. lovely...but I think that it's more like a forest house...the forest it's the only place where I can imagine this kind of walls...

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  5. Speechless...
    E locuita?
    Mi se pare cam "dezbracata"...cel putin pentru gradul de pudoare pe care-l am.
    Nu as spune NU , daca ar trebui sa stau in ea.
    :P

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  6. wow....can you imagine how much natural light does this house host? definitely will use parts of this idea when building a new house!

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  7. I really love this building!
    I love the modern architecture. It's so bright!
    And I love too, the top model Tobias Sorensen :D

    http://toni-fresnel.blogspot.com

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  8. It´s a dream!!

    Un saludo,
    Fran.

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  9. It's amaizing place, realy! :)

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  10. how cool is that! awesome! i love the architecture, the bright open spaces and all.

    http://halfwhiteboy.blogspot.com/

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  11. I love open architectural townhouses, this is unique and the brightness makes it even more spacious. Your blog is interesting, new follower.

    www.modernbeauty21.blogspot.com

    J. Choudhury x

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  12. Beautifully designed house...I love it!

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  13. The house looks great and very modern. But I think live in such uncomfortable, like in an aquarium

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