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An Architect’s Guide to Designing Your First Passive House

Michael Ingui, partner at Baxt Ingui Architects and founder of the Passive House Accelerator, was featured in Architizer this week. If you’ve ever wondered why so many people are doing passive houses and how to start, check out the article here:¬† An Architect’s Guide To: Designing Your First Passive House – Architizer Photography: Mike Tauber


Ground Breaking Ceremony for Highland Passive House

It was exciting to be a part of the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Highland Passive House. This beautiful multi-use building will be the first multi-use passive warehouse in North America, pursuing Net-Zero energy, carbon neutrality, and Passive House Plus certification. The entire team has been incredible along this journey, including Cathy Hobbs – whose…


Asia Art Archive in America Receives a Lucy G. Moses Award

We’re excited to announce that our project Asia Art Archive in America received a 2023 Lucy G. Moses Historic Preservation Award from the New York Landmarks Conservancy. The Archive now provides access to its extensive collection and public programs from its new home in Brooklyn Heights. Photography: Peter Peirce History of the Building Our renovation…

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Keeping up with BIA

26th International Passive House Conference Our own Michael Ingui will be presenting “Electrifying Passive House Retrofits” tomorrow, March 11, in Wies¬≠baden, Germany. He’ll discuss how building envelope improvements can set your retrofit project on the right track to remove natural gas from the home. To watch it live virtually, get tickets here: Ticket shop (…

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From the Archives: Park Slope Victorian Revival

Rear Facade Before & After, Photography (right): Peter Peirce When we first encountered it, this Park Slope Victorian on a prominent historic district block was a collection of interventions over several generations. The resulting house was incompatible with the spirit of our clients, a young family of four. The layout felt confusing, and rooms were…

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Our Cobble Hill Retrofit in Brownstoner

Take a peek inside one of our recently completed projects on Brownstoner‘s The Insider! Michael Ingui and Amy Failla spoke to Cara Greenberg about the house’s transformation, from a partially complete multifamily house to create a lively, informal house for a family of five. Read the full article here!


Join us at the Phius Alliance 2022 Winter Quarterly!

We’re looking forward to discussing how to achieve historic masonry Passive House retrofits at scale at the Phius Alliance Winter Quarterly, where our own Michael Ingui and Will Conner will be joined by: John Mitchell, of bldgtyp Andrew Fishman, of SMR Craftworks, and Cramer Silkworth, of Baukraft Engineering. Register for the virtual event, which will…

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Art Meets Architecture

When Carla Shen and her husband, a Brooklyn-based art collector came to us to renovate her home, we knew we had to create the perfect backdrop for her collection. We reimagined classic details like hardwood floors, a dramatic fireplace and vintage chandelier, and historic crown molding. Alongside BIA Interiors, we integrated these features with sleek,…

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Leaded Glass at the Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse

The artistic nature of leaded glass lends itself to both modern and traditional houses. The Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse was an excellent opportunity for BIA Interiors to continue to work with one of our favorite artisans, Brooklyn-based Sunburst Studio. The leaded glass inset into the wet bar millwork balances the modern form and function of…

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BHDS with Taffera Fine Building & Finishes

When we first entered the Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse, we were struck by the potential presented by the original galley kitchen and dining room. Our first instinct was to remove the wall that separated both rooms. This ensured that the Parlor Kitchen had the same grandeur as the double parlor at the front of the…