Treehugger Features Baxt Ingui Architects

White dining room table in front of a light wood kitchen in Carroll Gardens. Two large glass doors lead out to the rear yard.
Peter Peirce

Lloyd Alter of Treehugger wrote about our Third Place Passive House and the benefits of Passive building in New York City.

Office space in a Carroll Gardens Passive House with sunlight streaming through a window and a large potted plant. An orange leather lounge chair sits on a black and white carpet.

We strive to create buildings that perform highly, save owners money, and most importantly, don't look like it. Implementing Passive House strategies in beautifully-designed spaces creates indoor environments that are as healthy and serene as they are nice to look at.

This house was one of our first forays into Passive House, and it helped our firm establish the systematic approach we still use today when we gut-renovate townhouses. Development of this approach allows us to unlock new design possibilities in each of our project. The interior spaces are unique, full of interesting design elements, mixed materials, and rich accents. This combination of space reflects a high level of design and desire to create a space that fit the clients' desires perfectly.

You'd Never Guess This NYC Townhouse is a Passivhaus

The thing about these renovations of New York townhouses by Baxt Ingui Architects is that they don't look like what people expect Passivhaus renovations to look like.