• Lafayette Duplex

    TYPE: RESIDENTIAL
    WHERE: BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN
    SIZE: 2300 SQ FT
    STATUS: DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

    A modern duplex in up and coming Bushwick needed a reconfiguration. With an entryway that was lead right into a bathroom and a cellar that was completely unusable, UPA spatially transform the interior to better suit the needs of a young and growing family. The foyer and powder will be reconfigured for a grander entry. The cellar finished and fitted with a new bath and laundry station. The modern details will be continued through the house to tie the homeowner’s aesthetic.

  • Dean Street Passive House

    TYPE: RESIDENTIAL
    WHERE: BOERUM HILL, BROOKLYN
    SIZE: 2300 SQ FT
    STATUS: UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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    This landmarked rowhouse in downtown Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighborhood is exemplary of the flexibility of Passive House. This home will be retrofit with an energy efficient Passive seal and ERV system, while retaining both its historic façade as well as its interior architectural details, including its plaster walls, unique trim work, and marble fireplace mantels. The transitional design will result in a serene, sound-proof, meditative space to accommodate its family of 3. The home will also include a state of the art media center, a fully custom kitchen, a library and home office, a guest suite, and a spa bath.  

  • 5th Street Passive Brownstone

    TYPE: RESIDENTIAL
    WHERE: PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN
    SIZE: 3500 SQ FT
    STATUS: DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

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    A three generation Brooklyn family looking to revamp of their brownstone through the most energy efficient and budget friendly means, decided to convert their home into a passive house. This 3-story brownstone will receive a gut renovation, a full story addition and a rear extension with a modern rear façade. All construction will follow passive house standards, which consists of a continuous thermal seal, controlled indoor air quality and stable indoor temperature year-round to eliminate the need for heating or cooling.

    The current design also includes two outdoor terraces and a custom kitchen, including environmentally friendly appliances, minimalist inspired finishes and products throughout, to accommodate this growing family for years to come. This project is anticipated for completion in spring 2018.