Cool Concrete Home in Jersey CityPosted: August 22, 2010
Building an asymmetrically shaped house from an unusual material was the green thing to do for Jersey City man
By Janet Leonardi
When one thinks of building an eco-friendly home, Jersey City might not immediately come to mind as a place to do it.
With nearly a quarter-million residents packed into a dense 15 square miles, all things green there would seem to be at a premium.
But architects and Jersey City residents Richard Garber and Nicole Robertson of GRO Architects in New York rose to the challenge of designing and overseeing the construction of a single-family house that’s a true testament to both innovative design and eco-friendly technology.
Garber, also an assistant professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture and Design in Newark, was commissioned in 2007 by Denis Carpenter to design a concrete home with a fixed budget of $250,000.
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