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Luxury home Tighthouse in New York City

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Brooklyn-based architectural practice, Fabrica 718, have designed the Tighthouse project. The private proerty benefits from clean and simple design and can be foundin New York City, US.

This luxury New York home boasts contemporary interior design. The style is modern, bright and airy.

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According to the architects: “This Passive House retrofit is the first certified Passive House project in NYC. The retrofit adds a new rear facade, 3rd floor, and roof terrace. A continuous envelope of insulation, air tightness, and mitigated thermal bridges will reduce energy usage. The luxury New York home consume approximately 90 per cent less heat energy than the average home and 75 per sent less energy overall.

“The project features high performance materials and a HRV ventilation system. The third floor addition has an angled roof with solar thermal and photovoltaic panels. There is no gas service. All lighting is LED or fluorescent.

“Internal stair volumes bring natural light into the middle of the building with perforated metal stairs and glass panels.”

Images courtesy of Hai Zhang

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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September 15, 2013 | Property | View comments

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