In this episode of Design Vault, Doug speaks with John Zimmer, Director at Fogarty Finger in New York, New York.

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The Lively is a mixed use 18 story tower in Jersey City’s Powerhouse arts district. The building features residential living situated above retail and public art spaces. The entry portals at the base define the black box theater and residential portions of the building.

Double and triple height lobbies open up to the street through curtained glass walls at the base. The building’s deep and varied openings and bronze windows and frames give a wonderful complexity to an otherwise familiar building form. The structure features a custom white brick with darker mortar, which gives the edifice a warm residential appearance. The bricks well scaled modularity complements the organized and complex facade.

The project’s esthetic and exterior elevations are reserved yet elaborate, familiar but novel, unpretentious, yet elegant.

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