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National Recycling Day is November 15th!

Landfill of Plastic Bottles Black and White

Why is recycling important? Recycling helps to decrease reliance on raw materials for our daily life, everything from our toothbrushes  to the latest “iFone”  has the potential to be both made from recycled materials, as well as to be fully recyclable in the future. Americans make more than 200 million tons of garbage each year,… Read more

Opening Reception: A New Wave of Modern Architecture on the North Fork

A New Wave of Architecture on the North Fork Barry Bergdoll

Thank you to everyone who attended the reception for A New Wave of Modern Architecture on the North Fork this past Sunday. Here are some images from the day’s events. If you want to see this exhibit and check out the model of the TTC passive house it will be up all summer. There will… Read more

Katamama Resort by Andra Matin

Katamama Andra Matin Luxury Travel Architecture

Principal Architect James Saisakorn recently visited Katamama resort in Bali and shared these inspiring photos with the team. Read an interview with Matin here.

Tadao Ando / 152 Elizabeth Tour

Tadao Ando 152 Elizabeth Site Visit NYC Architecture

The Turett Collaborative team was recently invited to tour the first Tadao Ando project in New York City: 152 Elizabeth Street. Thank you to Foundations Group for inviting us to see this amazing project in person.

Cooking Workshop with Gaggenau Appliances

Last week Wayne was invited to attend a workshop at BSH Home Appliances. Since TTC specifies so many Gaggenau appliances for projects (including Wayne’s Passive House project in Greenport) BSH invited him to attend and learn more about making the most of these top of the line machines in the kitchen. The chef made the… Read more

Inspiration:Riola Parish Church / Alvar Aalto

Designed by Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto, Riola Parrish Church is a stunning concrete form which mimics and modulates with the contours of its Italian landscape. The magnificent baptistery, completed in 1978, is located eight kilometers south of Bologna in the small town of Riola. Aalto’s evocative modernist architecture captures the spirit of this mountain setting;… Read more

Fall Deck Season in Greenport

Fall deck season is here! Construction on Wayne’s Passive House is complete. The next step to install the landscaping and bioswale.  

Flashback Friday 8/24/2018

Flashback Friday? Who remembers the 86 Franklin office. The cat has since left to start their own design/build operation.

Wayne’s Top Things You Should Know About Building a Passive House

What is a Passive House? You might not be familiar with the story of how I came to design and build a Passive House residence in Greenport, New York. Passive House is a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the building’s ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that… Read more