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. 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 client had a desire for a transparent living space, this generated the opportunity to create an integrated solution for lateral force requirements. Structural steel rods within a glass window wall were aligned with datum lines of the neighboring building elevations. A stucco circulation tower anchors the living space to the existing row house.
The house has a very monochrome feel to it. The furniture oozes minimal chic and the rooms are very bright and airy thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows. Images courtesy of Paul Warchol
Architectural practice Lekker Design have completed the Gallery House project. Completed in 2012, the contemporary building houses an art gallery which can be accessed by the public through a separate entrance and cane be found in Singapore.
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