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Happy Thanksgiving from Baxt Ingui Architects!

This Cobble Hill Historic District home is a perfect place to celebrate with friends and family. This Thanksgiving, we’re grateful for clients who collaborate with us throughout their project, which leads to highly custom, creative designs. The owners of this home were no exception. The townhouse came to us relatively intact, with an already grand…

Events

Upcoming Passive House Events

We’re getting excited to join the Passive House Accelerator for two upcoming passive house events! This week, we’ll be hosting a construction site tour at International Passive House Days. Then, next week, we’ll join the Passive House Showcase. International Passive House Days On Friday, November 5th, we’ll be opening up one of our current passive…

Firm Related News and Updates

Join Us at The Getting to Zero Forum

We are excited for one of our current Passive House projects, Engine 16, to be featured at the 2021 Getting to Zero Forum, hosted by the New Buildings Institute, RMI, and NYSERDA. During the conference, our own Michael Ingui will present at the Buildings of Excellence for Our Future session. Once home to the Metropolitan…

Architectural/Project Related News

Custom-Crafted Passive House

The surviving historic detailing in this Carroll Gardens brownstone became a shining feature of the finished home. Our goals included preserving historic details and connecting living spaces across multiple levels while meeting Passive House standards. Implementing Passive techniques in historic homes can be challenging, and this project was no exception. Partnering with experts and artisans…

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Historic Entryway Restoration

  When we came across this Brooklyn Heights Greek Revival rowhome, the remnants of its historic formal entryway still remained. Its Owners wanted to restore the front façade and entryway to its mid-1800s glory. Historic trim and leaded glass detailing were intact, but in disrepair. Our goal was to retain and enhance as much of…

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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…

Product Features

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…