THE EMBANKMENT house
JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY
A residential mid -rise 6 story apartment building comprising of 163 dwelling units
Positioned atop a former railroad embankment in the 10th Avenue Re-Development District of Jersey City the Embankment House creates a commanding presence in a residential neighborhood currently populated by townhouses and other low rise structures. Working with Poskanzer Skott Architects the Embankment House takes on the image of a converted warehouse structure which is meant to invoke the memory of the vibrant industrial neighborhood that formed this area in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The main public entrance of the building occurs mid-span of the old embankment wall to establish a symmetry for the building's façade. A glass and stainless steel entry leading to the main building lobby is punched into the massive old stone wall. The lobby walls are clad in textured stainless steel and brick with exposed steel columns and beams. The use of exposed brick, steel beams, and columns are employed through out the public spaces to reinforce the idea of a warehouse structure.