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From the Archives: Passive Solar Heating

As a New York City-based firm, we are best known for restoring and retrofitting 19th-century townhomes. Designing outside the city is always exciting, and we have completed projects from Massachusetts to Tennessee. This 1984 construction by our founder, Ben Baxt, is one of our favorites. True to our firm’s priorities, the home employs a passive…

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Design Challenge: Curating Spaces

When we started this Park Slope Historic District renovation, its Owners presented us with an interesting design challenge. They have proudly owned a four-panel work entitled Artillery or Poppy Red (2013), by Pennsylvania-based artist Emil Lukas. However, they did not have an adequate place to display the large-scale work in their home. We considered this when…

Interiors

BIA Interiors Feature: Mason Lane Art Advisors

The BIA Interiors design process relies on collaborating with our clients and team throughout a project. In this Brooklyn townhome, we partnered with Mason Lane Art Advisors to create our client’s dream living room and kitchen. In the living room, BIA Interiors updated the entire space – from the crown molding to the wool rug.…

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Perfecting a Park Slope Parlor Floor

The parlor floor of this uniquely situated Park Slope townhome had been converted to feel like a Tribeca loft at some point in the building’s history. The result, while spacious, competed with the character of the rest of the home. Our clients wanted to have a sense of lightness throughout their home, so we upgraded…

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Walkable Glass Within the Home

To wrap up our Skylights series, we are featuring an innovative use of glass inside the home: walkable glass floors. In case you missed them, read Bringing Your Space to Light and Spotlight on Skylight Shades here. Here’s some of our favorite ways we have incorporated walkable glass into our projects: Unlocking a Narrow Stair…

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Balancing Privacy and Lightness in Historic Brooklyn

Our clients came to us to improve their home’s relationship to the outdoors while balancing privacy and lightness. The scope of this 19th-century rowhouse renovation was an interesting challenge. We targeted the lower two floors of the four-story main house, the separate garage building, and the courtyard in between. Above the existing garage sat an…

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Our First Solar Array

We are approaching a milestone in Baxt Ingui Architect’s history as a leader in the New York green building environment – the twenty-year anniversary of our first residential photovoltaic solar array! This project is exciting because it is among the first residential solar installs in Brooklyn. Install Due to the newness of solar technology, it…

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Maximizing Usable Space in Park Slope

The goal of this Park Slope renovation was maximizing usable space space in the home’s main living areas. Unfortunately, the lot, consisting of the main home, a separate large garage, and a courtyard in the middle, was already built to the zoning maximum. Because of this, we could not simply put an addition on to…

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Spotlight on Skylight Shades

In our previous blog post, we discussed the benefits of introducing skylights into your home. This week, we are exploring skylight shades: the perfect addition to improve your skylight experience. Integrating skylights into projects offers many benefits to homeowners, including natural light, warmth in winter, and beauty all year round. However, skylights also introduce a…

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Happy Independence Day from Baxt Ingui Architects!

During this summer holiday weekend, outdoor spaces foster get-togethers and relaxation for those who enjoy Independence Day in NYC. Many of our projects have carefully composed relationships between interior and exterior. Our yards and gardens are beautiful viewed from inside and outside, and functional for entertaining and family living. Private, ground-level outdoor spaces are rare…