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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 to increase the functional 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…

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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 the winter, and beauty all year round. However, skylights also introduce…

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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…

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Bringing Your Space to Light

One of our favorite ways to bring light into homes is by installing skylights. In cities like New York, where homes often share two walls with neighbors, it can be challenging to ensure proper natural lighting throughout a space. When designed and integrated correctly, natural daylight provides year-round benefits, including introducing light and warmth into…

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Manhattan’s First Passive House is on the Market

When we retrofitted an Upper West Side townhouse to become Manhattan’s first Certified Passive House, we immediately fell in love with the project – and now, it is on the market. The design of this house is exciting in many ways. Beyond being Manhattan’s first Certified Passive House, it is also LEED Platinum, and it…

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Join Us on a Greek Revival Rowhouse Tour!

We are getting excited for the 2021 NAPHN Passive House for All Conference! Starting tomorrow, June 10th, the conference will be held both virtually and in-person in Manhattan. Click here to register for the two-day conference, and then join us on Saturday, June 12th at 3:30 pm for a tour of one of our current…

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Engine 16 Featured at the 2021 NAPHN Conference

We are proud to announce that one of our Passive House projects is going to be highlighted during the 2021 NAPHN Passive House for All Conference in New York City, June 10-11. Conference attendees are invited to join us for a tour of the Engine 16 site on Saturday, June 12th, at 1:30 pm. Click…

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Enchanting, Historic Townhouse on the Market

One of our favorite completed projects is on the market – this historic Brooklyn Heights townhouse completed with Taffera Fine Building. This unique renovation has a lot of fun features, including a rear addition which houses a kitchen on the parlor floor and a custom curved deck with an outdoor dining area. A sculptural staircase…