The Barcode House Mimics the Aesthetic of a Merchandise Computer Code

David Jameson Architect designed the Barcode House in Washington, D.C.

With this project, the architects sought to explore the relationships between heavy and light, as well as between old and new. The fragile masonry walls of the existing row house dictated that the additional space had to be a freestanding structure. The site also created certain challenges that required the home to be oriented vertically.

Complying with the client's wishes, the architects created an additional transparent living space. This objective allowed for an integrated design that complemented the home's lateral constraints. The additional living space is anchored to the row house by way of a stucco circulation. The finished project features steel rods and a glass window wall, adding a modern appeal to the home.