Tag: leed architecture

Much Effort For A Passive House

Many strive for it, but few actually build a passive house—a construction feat that was first sought in response to the energy crisis in the 1970s and was popularized in Europe for the sake of building the most efficient house possible. “A passive house meets its heating demand through ‘passive’ sources such as solar radiation… 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

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.  

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

Greenport Passive House Update

The Turett Collaborative is currently in the process of building a Passive House residence in Greenport, New York. Passive House buildings (also known in Europe as Passivhaus) adhere to design principles that prioritize energy efficiency in a building, reducing its ecological footprint. Passive House structures are very low energy buildings. They require little energy for… Read more

Sight Unseen Offsite 2017

Sight Unseen Offsite is one of NYCxDesign week’s most important places to discover the latest in independent design. It is curated annually by Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer of the eponymous www.Sightunseen.com. Here you will find a curated selection of team favorites from one of our favorite fairs!  

A TTC Project in the News

  New York City Fashion Week was just here, and with it came an unexpected surprise. It turns out that one of our recent projects in Tribeca had some very famous guests! See our portfolio from the project here or check out some of the links below. Inside the New York City Penthouse that Kendall and… Read more

TriBeCa Architect Transforms Historic Site

A unique site at the edge of the TriBeCa West Historic District needed the right TriBeCa architect to blend century-old beauty with modern living. The 1870s-era structure was singled out for preservation, but the unique corner location offered a significant development opportunity. What could be done with this prominent and light-filled site that would respect… Read more