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Tighthouse by Fabrica 718

By Magaly Grosso


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Tighthouse is a private residence designed by Fabrica 718.

Located in New York City, New York, the home focuses on verticality and height, with interiors that are clean and simple to maximize space.

Tighthouse by Fabrica 718:

“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. Passive Houses consume approximately 90% less heat energy than the average home and 75% 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.”

Floor Plan

Photos by: Hai Zhang

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About Magaly Grosso

Magaly Grosso was born in Venezuela where she grew up and studied Advertising and Marketing. With time, she realized that what she truly wanted to dedicate herself to was Interior Design, which is why she decided to study it and devote herself to it. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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