Category: News

The Turett Collaborative is 26 Years Old

We incorporated in January 1992… just after we designed and started operating our first Newsbar on 19th Street. That labor of love led to more Newsbars, then more cafés, restaurants, and retail storefronts. Looking back, those early jewels were great opportunities to innovate with new materials, imaginative and intricate details, complex programs and amazing, hands-on… Read more

Passive House: Fresh Air by Design

My first reaction after learning that a passive house is virtually sealed from the exterior was that it would feel claustrophobic. How can you live in a house that is completely sealed up?   The answer is you don’t in a passive house. The science of the passive house incorporates a constant flow of fresh… Read more

Upper West Side Townhouse Designed by Turett is on the Market

Positioned on a prime, picture-perfect, tree-lined West Side block, just a few feet from Central Park, this gut-renovated and rebuilt Renaissance Revival 8,564 sf townhouse beauty delivers on every level. Originally built in 1910 and designed by architect George M. Walgrove, this classic turn of the century home, noteworthy for its distinctive rooftop turret, has… Read more

Wayne Turett’s Dream House

A few years ago I started to see more information on Passive Houses in a number of architectural journals. The concept was simple, design a house that was very well insulated and sealed allowing very little infiltration that would reduce the demand for heating and cooling. That was the way I understood it. Perhaps I… Read more

Estimating Passive House Construction Costs

Passive House projects have slightly different materials used in the construction, therefore costs are not always the same as conventional housing projects. In the Greenport Passive House, the air barrier is achieved using Zip Sheathing and Zip tape. Exterior insulation of polyisocyanurate (4″ walls, 6″ roof) and 1″ wood furring is attached to the Zip… Read more

Turett Passive House Siding is Being Installed!

On site at the Turett Passive House in Greenport, New York, ship lapped cedar siding is beginning to be installed. Bill Winisky, the contractor is doing a great job mitering the corners. 

The Turett Collaborative on Architizer

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

The Turett Collaborative’s Innovative Designs Meet Duravit Aesthetics

Turett Collaborative Bathroom North Fork

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