Tag: Architecture

Greenport Passive House Open House

This November 9 – 11th The Turett Collaborative will be participating in the International Passive House Open days with a very exciting project – Wayne Turett’s very own recently completed Passive House in Greenport, New York. Passive House buildings are characterized by excellent thermal insulation, triple glazed windows, and a ventilation system with heat recovery… 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.  

BRIDGEHAMPTON REMODEL PROJECT FEATURED IN HAMPTONS MAGAZINE

By Jean Nayar | August 31, 2018 | Hamptons Magazine Home & Real Estate An elegant Bridgehampton home gets thoughtfully tweaked with a fresh makeover to reflect the spirit of its new owners. It all started with a couple of fumbled attempts to refresh her young son Andrew’s bedroom and playroom. After trying out a few different paint… Read more

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

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

Barns of Greenport

“The idea I had for the design of this house was a more contemporary design. I think of myself as a contemporary architect so I originally started designing the house as a combination of flat roof volumes. As I got closer to the reality of actually building and submitting the house to Greenport Village for… 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

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

Passive House Construction and Tapes

Tapes have become an essential component in building today, especially with Passive House projects. Since Passive House standards require an airtight building envelope, not using tapes is not an option. Every Passive House project utilizes something called the ‘Air Barrier’ which uses one or many layers of sheathing and tapes on the structure to prevent… Read more