Tag: New York

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.  

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

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

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. 

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!  

ICFF 2017

ICFF and it’s satellite fairs are a can’t-miss weekend full of events for the design industry in New York and worldwide. Enjoy some of our team’s favorites from ICFF New York 2017!      

5.18.2017

It is quite impossible to consider the building one thing and its furnishings another. They are all mere structural details of its character and completeness – Frank Lloyd Wright

Wishing You a Golden New Year!

Happy New Year!

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