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Fine Homebuilding’s Podcast with Baxt Ingui

Tune in to Fine Homebuilding’s podcast episode that features a discussion with Michael Ingui about the challenges of building in New York City, how to improve builder-contractor relationships, and make Passive House construction more mainstream. Listen here! The Fine Homebuilding podcast embodies Fine Homebuilding magazine’s commitment to the preservation of craftsmanship and the advancement of home…

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Before + After: Kitchen Relocation

This Cobble Hill townhouse underwent a major transformation when the existing small kitchen was relocated from the garden floor to the more light-filled parlor. The kitchen did not have to give up it’s outdoor access because we added a deck off the parlor floor with stairs down to the yard. The new configuration allowed a…

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Before + After: Double Height Transformation

This project combined casual and formal living floors through a unique steel and glass system that lets light flood the house but keeps noise at bay through the open spaces. The second floor family room looks down into the parlor living room and the vast, 2-story bookcases that will soon be filled with a personal…

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Join Baxt Ingui at the Global Passive House Accelerator!

If you haven’t heard, February is retrofit month at Passive House Accelerator. Continuing the retrofit palooza, the Accelerator is welcoming our own Amy Failla to present on a historic firehouse Passive House retrofit at the Global Passive House Accelerator Happy Hour this Wednesday, February 10th. Fast. Factual. Fun. These FREE gatherings are a virtual place…

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Heated Pavers = No More Shoveling!

Are you sick of shoveling snow yet? With the Nor’Easter blanketing the East Coast with inches or feet of snow, we are dreaming of ways to minimize the constant shoveling. To minimize maintenance, some clients add electric heat cables under their yards. When cables are heated prior to a forecasted snowstorm, the warm pavers can…

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Before + After: Relocated Kitchen Allows for Light and Airy Living

This dramatic parlor floor transformation in this recently completed Brooklyn Heights project centered around a much more open parlor floor plan designed for comfortable living, cooking, and dining. Relocating the kitchen to the center of the floorplan allows easy circulation through the plan and easy outdoor access through the door off the dining room that…

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Join Us for a Look Inside the Net-Zero Build Process

Join us next week Tuesday, January 26th as we participate in a behind-the-scenes interview with SMR Craftworks, the builders that we are collaborating with on a number of high-performance, residential retrofits. The webinar is meant to demystify the process of certification by sharing the experiences of designers and homebuilders pursuing high-performance certification for residential architecture…

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Before + After: Improving an Existing Rear Facade

Without undergoing major structural changes, this unique Clinton Hill project, originally built in 1867 in the French Second Empire style, had undergone previous renovations in the mid-1900s that split the home into separate apartments and included a partial width rear addition. In returning the home to its original single family occupancy, the rear addition was…

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Recreating Historic Front Doors

After more than a century of daily use, the front doors on many of our projects are beyond repair. For increased security, air tightness, and curb appeal, we have replicated many versions of historic front doors in Landmarked districts that perform better and add polish to the front facade. Since the front door makes the…

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Kick Off 2021 with Passive House Accelerator + BIA

From now to the day we decarbonize the global building stock, every year needs to be the “year of the deep energy retrofit”, so what better way to ring in 2021 than with a Passive House Plus retrofit of a historic brownstone in a New York City landmark district?! Baxt Ingui Architects’ principal and Passive…