FABRICA 718 is a collaborative design firm based in Brooklyn NY since 2006. We focus on projects that reinvent space within urban environments. We categorize our practice’s explorations into three main areas of investigation: work that studies the remainder spaces of the city; work that leads to reinvention which creates new meaning and ways of living; and work that retrofits to enable high performance and energy efficiency. Often these quests lead us simultaneously on low and high tech pathways that address materiality and fabrication methods. We are adapting to new ways of living and working while also incorporating green technologies. As we plan for urban smart living in the 21st Century, we love Passive House because it is highly energy efficient and leads to very low utility bills. We designed the first certified Passive House in NYC (a retrofit brownstone) which won a 2014 International Passive House Award.