Barcode House by David Jameson

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Barcode House by David Jameson

A sequence of horizontal steel rods resemble a barcode on the glass facade of a house extension in Washington DC.

Barcode House by David Jameson

American architect David Jameson designed the four-storey extension, which provides a new kitchen, living room, balcony and roof deck to the terraced house.

Barcode House by David Jameson

The two street-facing facades of Barcode House are transparent, composed of glass panels that infill a grid of steel beams.

Barcode House by David Jameson

The narrow barcode-like rods bridge this framework, matching the heights of eaves and window frames on neighbouring properties.

Barcode House by David Jameson

A door on the first floor is the only connection between the existing house and the extension, which has its own staircase.

Barcode House by David Jameson

More American houses from the Dezeen archive include a Philadelphia residence with a glazed interior wrapped in a curved brick facade and a New York loft with glass ceilings and walls - see more stories about projects in the USA here.

Barcode House by David Jameson

Photography is by Paul Warchol.

Barcode House by David Jameson

Here's some more text from Jameson:


Barcode House

Barcode House explores juxtapositions between the heavy and light and the old and the new.

Barcode House by David Jameson

The work is formed by positioning the project’s diverse pressures into a unique situational aesthetic.

Barcode House by David Jameson

Brittle masonry walls of the existing Washington, DC row house governed that the addition be engineered as a freestanding structure.

Barcode House by David Jameson

Site constraints dictated a vertically oriented spatial solution.

Barcode House by David Jameson

Barcode House by David Jameson

The client’s desire for transparent living space generated the opportunity to create an integrated solution for lateral force requirements.

Barcode House by David Jameson

Barcode House by David Jameson

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.

Barcode House by David Jameson

  • TMS

    The house is pure beauty but I don't know if I could live in a house that lets the whole city know how boring my life is.

  • Ummm

    Bedrooms would be a still better choice, for the neighbours ;-))

  • ept

    It is a neat design but living in it would feel like I was living in a display case…

    I like the outside deck.

  • cacas

    perfect detail work . congrats!

  • Adam

    There must be curtains…show us a recessed curtain detail.

  • Colonel Pancake

    Look at that welding craftmanship. Beautiful.

  • http://www.theleygroup.com Tory P

    Simon this is great, awesome job to you and David. hope you get people to check out your other work.

  • http://www.theleygroup.com simon Ley

    http://www.theleygroup.com was the contractor on this job. And no mention :( this was a great project.