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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…

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Brooklyn Heights Passive House Featured in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Our recently completed Passive House project was featured in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle! Architect Michael Ingui sat down with Mary Frost to discuss the growing Passive House movement in Brooklyn and our recent Passive House retrofit of a Brooklyn Heights townhome. Special thanks to the project team, who made this stunning home a reality: Maggie…

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NESEA Pro Tour: Passive Brooklyn Heights Carriage House

This past Friday, we were excited to share our Passive Brooklyn Heights Carriage House with the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) community. NESEA’s mission is to advance the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the built environment by cultivating a community where practitioners share, collaborate, and learn. Their Building Energy Pro Tours are accredited tours…

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Before & After: The Landmark at Strong Place

This week, we’re highlighting one of our favorite projects – The Landmark at Strong Place. The adaptive reuse conversion of a mid-1800’s Minard Lafever Church into residential units won an AIA Brooklyn Design Award. Our exterior renovation focused on respecting the historic importance of the façade and integrating the surviving historic and new elements. Whenever…

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Passive House Live: Construction Tech Edition TODAY!

Achieving a well-sealed, airtight building is the key to Passive House. If you have ever wanted to know how to create buildings that are airtight and perform better than your average home, tune in to Passive House Live: Construction Tech Edition with Kevin Brennan TODAY! Kevin, of Brennan Brennan Insulation & Airtightness, has taught countless…

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Reimagine the Possibilities of Historic Townhomes

In this historic Brooklyn townhouse, opening the stair hall and restoring the original stair allowed us to reimagine the space. By carefully removing and shifting partitions, the staircase seamlessly integrates with the rest of the home. The dramatic transformation visually connects the outdoors to the stair hallway, adding natural light and an awareness to the…

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Leveraging Historic Buildings for Climate Action

Passive House strategies are often the key to creating highly custom, long-lasting, environmentally friendly homes. Preserving historic fabric and mitigating the environmental impact of buildings is as essential to our practice as creating beautiful architecture. In this Carroll Gardens Passive Plus House, the restored front façade and stoop and carefully designed full-story addition seamlessly blend…

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12 Days of Baxt Ingui Architects!

This holiday season, we’re highlighting some of our favorite festive projects with the 12 Days of Baxt Ingui Architects! Day 12: Brooklyn Heights Passive House This Passive Brooklyn Brownstone was a fun collaboration with Pat Starr Design, our clients, and Taffera Fine Homebuilding. The clients wanted open spaces which connected and communicated well with each…

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Leveraging Historic Buildings for Climate Action

This Wednesday, join us at the 2021 AIA Tri-State Conference: Return to the Future. The conference is the third joint effort of AIA New Jersey, AIA New York State, and AIA Pennsylvania. Michael Ingui, Partner at Baxt Ingui Architects, will join Lori Ferris of Goody Clancy, Channing Swanson of Neumann Monson Architects, and Steve Krug…

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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…