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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…

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Urban Dilemmas: Tub Delivery

Working in New York City often comes with its own unique challenges, and this tub delivery to an upstairs bathroom was no exception. The crated tub weighed 2500 pounds, so carrying it up three flights of stairs was out of the question. Luckily, removing a window from the front room created a masonry opening large…

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Join Baxt Ingui and BS* + Beer for High Performance in the City this Thursday!

On Thursday, May 27th, The BS* + Beer Show hosted the “High Performance in the City” panel discussion with our very own Michael Ingui alongside industry experts Michael Anschel and Trevor Hults. The discussion centered around the experiences and challenges unique to building in high density cities, such as New York City and Minneapolis. Click…

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The Art of Handformed Curves

They say good design is that which goes unnoticed. In our practice, it is often the details that look effortless that actually take the most labor to perfect. When finishing the underside of stairs in a townhouse, the starting point leaves much to the imagination. Working with skilled carpenters, we can shape and carve stairs…

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Office With A View

The perks of working from home are clear with this rooftop addition, designed as a dual office space with plenty of natural light. Glass corners and carefully angled walls frame the sweeping Manhattan skyline and create two distinct work areas that are separate from the living spaces below and just steps away from a green…

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Before & After: Brick Reincarnation

From an original painted brick facade, to stone veneer in the early 2000s, this townhouse had seen many iterations of its facade before implementing a full restoration back to the exposed brick with brownstone lintels and door enframement, a new cornice to match the original, new windows and front door, and new ironwork around the…