Blower Door Testing is essential to verify air tightness in construction. The building is sealed before air is pumped in to the structure to detect leaks. Advanced planning is required for a passive house. Passive house requires a sealed building envelope and a considerable amount of insulation (compared to conventional houses).
This chair at Embajada Gallery in San Juan features Taino Weaving on a reproduction of a Henry Klumb ARKLU Studio chair. Henry Klumb is a German-born architect who lived and worked in San Juan, Puerto Rico from 1944 until his death in 1984. Klumb founded ARKLU, a design studio which produced furniture and utility objects from… Read more
With a name meaning ‘delicious’ in latin, or as Germans would say; ‘Leckere Fensterblatt’, we can learn a lot about this plant already! The Monstera Deliciosa grows extensively in the wild with a new world fame in design owed to none other than Berlin :: via Soujornal.de
Most designers have an idea of what constitutes a dream bath, whether for themselves or for a client. When it comes to the Duravit Designer Dream Bath Competition, designers who share their vision can win big. For the fourth year, the manufacturer held this growing residential design competition, which recognizes and rewards both completed projects… Read more
Proportions found in nature and in design often reflect the ‘golden ratio’. See balance, proportion, and harmony in 2017. Wishing You a golden new year! – The Turett Collaborative
The December issue of New York Magazine features quotes from Wayne Turett about the challenges of combining buildings in to single family residences. The article will be online next week here.
This past week, Duravit announced the winners of their fourth annual Designer Dream Bath Competition including an honorable mention for The Turett Collaborative. The key to this bathroom design by TTC is that it isn’t a bath ‘room’ at all; it’s an integral part of the master suite, the intimate heart of the home. Traditionally,… Read more
Construction has started on an exciting new Turett Collaborative project; a Passive House style residential building on the North Fork of eastern Long Island. What is a Passive House? The term passive house (Passivhaus in German) refers to a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, reducing its ecological footprint. A “Passive House”… Read more
This 1800’s Anglo-Italianate townhouse located in the heart of Greenwich Village, was once the home of Edward L. Godkin, founder and editor of ‘The Nation’. This townhouse renovation designed by The Turett Collaborative will include an elevator, walnut floors throughout, eco-friendly LED light fixtures, a master suite sauna, cellar-level gym complete with a 20 foot… Read more