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Join Us Live with NY Passive House Tomorrow, July 30

We will be going live with New York Passive House as part of their ‘Architects Focus’ series to discuss the many lessons we have learned through design, construction and client feedback. This presentation will describe how we have learned to avoid those issues along with a deep dive into the details and components of our…

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Join a Live (Virtual) Passive House Walkthrough

Learn about the healthy benefits of a Passive House and how to successfully achieve it in a historic brownstone. Enjoy a guided tour of one of our Passive projects from the comfort of your Zoom screen. Hear first-hand perspectives from the viewpoint of the general contractor, Certified Passive House Consultant, tradesperson, and Baxt Ingui, featuring…

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Before & After: Less is More

Sometimes it is what you remove that makes the biggest difference. In this 16-1/2 foot wide Carroll Gardens Passive House, the removal of a portion of the rear parlor floor was instrumental in connecting the garden floor kitchen, dining, and den spaces with the front parlor floor living room.  Removing the portion of brick between…

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Before & After: A House to Fit a Growing Family

This playful project was designed with a young couple moving from their Manhattan apartment into a Brooklyn brownstone. During the renovation, our construction scope expanded as the family grew with kids. Along with interior renovations and re-programming of the space, an existing rear extension was re-designed and enlarged. Design challenges and solutions: The existing kitchen…

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Before & After: Brooklyn Heights Trifecta

An uncommon 1840s Gothic revival in excellent condition –  plus 25 feet wide – plus a Brooklyn Heights single block “Place.“ What’s the catch? There were some challenges: No reasonably sized, family-friendly kitchen on the living/dining level. The original proportions, composition, and details of the parlor rooms are so gracious that it seemed impossible to make space…

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Custom Craft Feature: Millwork Ties Split Levels Together

By dropping the back half of the parlor floorplate in this otherwise intact Carroll Gardens brownstone, we created a modern, open connection between the living spaces on the two levels. We designed cabinetry to seamlessly connect the lower den with the kitchen and dining area with exposed edge plywood by Appleply combined with laminates and…

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Before & After: New Life for a Narrow Extension

This “Before and After” series investigates one solution to the challenge of utilizing the narrow rear additions that are often found in New York City townhouses. The primary goal of this Prospect Heights brownstone renovation was to connect the existing, narrow rear addition to the rest of the parlor and to the uniquely, large rear…

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A Look Back: A Third Life for a Second Empire House

The O’Mahony house on Brooklyn’s 19th century Gold Coast has been given a new lease on life by a vibrant family of five in love with the energy of Clinton Hill – and eager to commit their future there. Built in 1867 in the French Second Empire style, it is modest among the grand mansions…

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Silence Kills

We are Baxt Ingui Architects.  Some of us are white Americans. We can do, say, and be all of these things without fear (as can our families). We can go jogging (#AmaudArbery). We can relax in the comfort of our own home (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson). We can ask for help after being in a car…

Events

Radio BE-Ex: Passive Houses with Architects – LIVE TODAY!

Today, Thursday, May 28th, 2020 at 11:00AM, please join Building Energy Exchange on a live online interview with In Cho and our very own, Michael Ingui, to discuss how Passive Houses are transforming how people experience buildings and how this progressive building performance standard is ideal for small residential projects. To join, please register here.…