Atlantic Plumbing

8. August 2016

Atlantic Plumbing

2015
Washington, DC

Client
The JBG Companies

Architect
Morris Adjmi Architects
New York, NY

Design Principal
Morris Adjmi

Project Architects
Julie Puaux, Ludmilla Raphael

Project Manager
Marissa Brown

Project Team
Chris Taylor, Ashley Hermann (Interior Design 2112)

Associate Architect
Eric Colbert & Associates

Structural Engineer
SK&A

MEP/FP Engineer
Jordan & Skala Engineers

Landscape Architect
Future Green

Lighting Designer
MCLA Architectural Lighting Design

Interior Designer
Morris Adjmi Architects

Contractor
HITT Contracting, Inc.

Construction Manager
Robert Hart

Windows
WAUSAU

Structural Steel Details
Steel LLC

Brick
Belden Brick Company

Aluminum Panel Systems
Kanalco Ltd

Metal Railings
Ted Turner Co. Inc.

Site Areas
2112: 40,528 sf
2030: 13,420 sf

Building Area
450,000 sf

Photographs
Field Condition, James Oesch Photography, Matthew Williams

Drawings
Morris Adjmi Architects

In the decades since architect Morris Adjmi was partnered with Italian Architect Aldo Rossi, his eponymous, New York-based firm has created a number of buildings in Manhattan that tap into the city's industrial past. Adjmi has taken his contemporary expression of industrial architecture to the corner of 8th and V Streets NW in Washington, DC, for two new mixed-use apartment buildings on sites formerly occupied by the Atlantic Plumbing Supply Company. Adjmi answered a few questions about the project.

2030 Building

What were the circumstances of receiving the commission for this project?
James Nozar from JBG was staying at the Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District in NYC and saw our Highline Building. After he found out that we had also designed the Wythe Hotel and the Theory building he called us to interview for the project. James was looking for a New York architect but also wanted the project to embrace and reflect the changing character of the neighborhood.

2030 and 2112 Buildings
2112 Building Construction

Please provide an overview of the project.
The project is comprised of two buildings. 2112, which is a residential rental building with 310 apartments and a collection of amenities that include a breakfast bar in the lobby, a gym, lounge spaces, a rooftop pool and a large roof deck with garden plots; 2030 is a condominium building with 62 units, a gym, and lounge space. Both buildings have restaurants and bars on the ground floor. 2112 also has 7 subsidized artist studio spaces on the ground floor that are open to the public.

2112 Building Detail
2030 Building Detail

What are the main ideas and inspirations influencing the design of the building?
The main inspiration came from riding the Acela train between NYC and DC. I kept seeing an industrial landscape being taken over by nature, which was what I found on the site on the first visit. My fascination with the [Bernd and Hilla] Becher’s photography also played a part in the design.

2112 Building Deck
2112 Building Lobby

How did the project change between the initial design stage and the completion of the building?
The overall massing and concept is very true to the original design and looks very close to the first sketches and renderings.

What products or materials have contributed to the success of the completed building?
The weathering steel is a special material that enhances the design of 2112 and the black steel sections add to the brick pattern on 2030.

Email interview conducted by John Hill.

2112 Building Gym
Night Rendering
Day Rendering
2112 Building Sketch
2030 Building Sketch
2112 Building West & South Elevations
2112 Building East & North Elevations
2030 Building Elevations

Atlantic Plumbing

2015
Washington, DC

Client
The JBG Companies

Architect
Morris Adjmi Architects
New York, NY

Design Principal
Morris Adjmi

Project Architects
Julie Puaux, Ludmilla Raphael

Project Manager
Marissa Brown

Project Team
Chris Taylor, Ashley Hermann (Interior Design 2112)

Associate Architect
Eric Colbert & Associates

Structural Engineer
SK&A

MEP/FP Engineer
Jordan & Skala Engineers

Landscape Architect
Future Green

Lighting Designer
MCLA Architectural Lighting Design

Interior Designer
Morris Adjmi Architects

Contractor
HITT Contracting, Inc.

Construction Manager
Robert Hart

Windows
WAUSAU

Structural Steel Details
Steel LLC

Brick
Belden Brick Company

Aluminum Panel Systems
Kanalco Ltd

Metal Railings
Ted Turner Co. Inc.

Site Areas
2112: 40,528 sf
2030: 13,420 sf

Building Area
450,000 sf

Photographs
Field Condition, James Oesch Photography, Matthew Williams

Drawings
Morris Adjmi Architects

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