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Party Spaces – Part I

December is underway and we are kicking off our Party Spaces series that showcases rooms created for entertaining and gathering. This month is full of opportunities to spend together with colleagues, friends, and family. Whether it’s family home for the holidays, or a full-blown night of celebration, these rooms can deliver! Our first installment features…

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New York Passive House and RiseBoro Present …

,,, “High Performance Facades” on Wednesday, December 11th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM; the presentation will take place in Brooklyn at 1875 Broadway.  Two of the keynote speakers will be our very own Michael Ingui and Amy Failla.  This event will discuss the advantages, challenges and construction details involved in achieving Passive House standards with…

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Happy Thanksgiving to All!

We hope you all are able to gather around a table and enjoy this holiday with family and loved ones.  Don’t worry, the tables shown will soon be full of scrumptious food to satisfy everyone’s palate as we presume yours will too. Gobble! Gobble! Photography (clockwise from left): Adam Kane Macchia Photography, Adam Kane Macchia…

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Shorter Days Let Our Facades Glow

To some people’s dismay, we have entered the time of year when darkness falls in the middle of the afternoon. Though it makes the days feel short, the townhouse facades are awakened with a glow that gives a glimpse of life within. Photography (clockwise from top left): Adam Kane Macchia Photography, Adam Kane Macchia Photography,…

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Colder Temperatures Mean Mudroom Storage

We hope everyone dressed for the freezing temperatures this week.  Brrrrrrrr!  Navigating winter months means coats, hats, mittens, scarves, and boots – what better place to bundle up than these entryway mudrooms designed for ultimate storage. They are a neat and accessible way to keep all of life’s necessities organized as you come and go.…

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Fine Homebuilding Joins Our Collaborative Meeting

Baxt Ingui hosted a collaborative meeting earlier this week at one of our Passive projects that included general contractors, insulation specialists, engineers, and even a crew from Fine Homebuiding! We usually organize these meetups once every few months at different job sites to see how each contractor approaches the Passive building system. By sharing the…

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Have a Spooky Halloween!

We love to see the neighborhood decorations pop up as we approach Halloween. We hope everyone enjoys the costumes, candy, and decorations that transform October 31st into a night of fright and fun! What’s even scarier than the Halloween decorations is climate change, which has become increasingly undeniable. The US Energy Information Administration estimates that…

Events

LLS Light the Night in Remembrance

Last week, we joined the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to bring light to the darkness of cancer for their annual Light the Night walk, which raises critical funds to support the advancement of therapies to treat 19 of 21 blood cancers, all while ensuring access to treatment and advocating for improved quality of life for…

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From Paper to Practice: Mansard Roof with Dormers

We had fun designing this third floor addition with mansard roof and front dormer windows to meet Passive House standards. We worked with setback, proportions, and dormer trim detailing to make this vertical addition look like it fit into the neighborhood, all while incorporating into an air tight, insulated Passive envelope. Along with new Zola…

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Modern Addition in Historic Park Slope Home

After finishing a unique renovation that included a modern rear extension and 2-story garage, Baxt Ingui hosted the office on site to talk through the specific design process and enjoy one of the last warm nights of summer in the new rear yard. This historic Park Slope home is situated on a corner lot and…