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
Town planning and architect studio A-Cero have designed this outstanding contemporary house in the heart of Somosaguas, a luxury residential district of Pozuelo de Alarcon, near Madrid in Spain. The 18,300 square-foot structure rests in one acre of land. The house on first impressions clearly oozes style, with its modern curves and bold shapes that intertwine […]