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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!

Events

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…

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BHDS Opening Night Party

BIA Interiors and Baxt Ingui Architects are excited to announce our participation in this year’s Brooklyn Heights Designer Showcase! Please join us Wednesday, September 21, 2022 to meet the designers (including our own Sohui Kim, Michael Ingui, and Meghan Laky), to preview the Showhouse, and support the work of the Brooklyn Heights Association! Get your tickets…

Articles and Media

Passive House Accelerator Podcast: Episode 100

To celebrate the 100th episode of the Passive House Accelerator Podcast, our own Michael Ingui, founder of the Accelerator, joins Zack Semke and cohosts Mary James and Matthew Cutler-Welsh to discuss the past years of the Accelerator. They discuss why the Passive House Accelerator was founded, the precursor networks that inspired the effort, and how…

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Cobble Hill Townhouse featured on Est

We originally worked on this Cobble Hill brownstone years ago, when its previous owners hired us to reconfigure the uniquely wide townhouse. When the house sold in 2020, its new owners brought us back to make the home their perfect space. We worked closely with London-based interior designers nune to create a minimalist, Belgian farmhouse-inspired…

Before + After

Before & After: RedBrick Developers Passive House

This Brooklyn Heights Greek Revival Rowhouse lived a number of lives since it was originally built in 1846. Throughout the home’s early years, a series of additions and renovations at the rear of the house created an eclectic collection of spaces. Since 1951, the family of architect Herbert Kaufman owned the home, until our client…

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Indoor-Outdoor Living in NYC

A quiet, private indoor-outdoor space is the perfect way to spend hot NYC days and evenings. In this Brooklyn Heights carriage house, we designed a unique sculptural penthouse. Due to the home’s location in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, vertical additions had to be invisible from the street. An asymmetric curved roofline allowed this addition…