Morris Adjmi Architects

Atlantic Plumbing 2030

The second Atlantic Plumbing building is a 62-unit condominium located on an adjacent lot to the first, at 2030 8th Street. The two buildings share a basic aesthetic sensibility that make them immediately identifiable as part of the same development, even though the designs are substantially different.


In lieu of steel cross-bracing, the smaller, square building is wrapped in dark metal framing that forms a super-scaled running bond pattern to divide the facade into enormous glass “bricks” of one- and two-bedroom apartments wrapped in floor-to-ceiling factory sash windows. At the top of the building, five two-story penthouse units feature private terraces, but all residents have access to a communal landscaped terrace as well as other rooftop amenity spaces. Like its neighboring building, Atlantic Plumbing B’s steel and glass volume rests on a brick base suggestive of old warehouses—albeit with much more glass. The base introduces 5,000 square feet of new retail space to the neighborhood, including a destination restaurant with outdoor seating. Atlantic Plumbing B is more restrained than its Cor-Ten-framed neighbor, with high-end interior finishes and details designed to attract a more established demographic looking to make the neighborhood their long-term home.


Image Credits: Alan Karchmer, Matthew Williams

Washington, D.C.
73,000 square feet
7 stories
62 units