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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