Barcode House was designed by David Jameson Architect and is located Washington, D.C. The residence gets its name from an interesting exterior design detail consisting a series of horizontal lines which resemble a giant commercial barcode. Here is more from the architects: “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’s 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“. Are you as intrigued by the design of this modern residence as we are? [Photography by Paul Warchol ]