Author: Jorge Fontan AIA

About Jorge Fontan AIA

Author Jorge Fontan AIA

This post was written by Jorge Fontan, a Registered Architect and owner of Fontan Architecture.

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Concrete House

Concrete House Design

A concrete house is a home that is built with concrete as its primary structural element, specifically with concrete bearing walls. The concrete walls can be exposed or faced with other materials. The foundation and floors would be made of concrete and even the roof...

R6B Zoning NYC

R6B Zoning NYC

R6B Zoning is a Contextual Zoning District in New York City. As a contextual district, buildings developed in R6B Zoning must comply with Quality Housing Program Regulations. R6B is a subdistrict of R6 Zoning. In NYC R6B is mostly in Brooklyn neighborhoods like Gowanus, Bed Stuy,...

Sustainable House Design

Sustainable House Design 21 Ideas

A sustainable house is a home that has the least possible negative impact on our environment. This means energy efficiency, avoiding environmental toxins, using materials, and resources in a responsible manner while having a positive physical and psychological impact on its inhabitants. What we build matters...

NYC DOB Architect filing online

NYC DOB Filing Drawings Online

In order to obtain permits for construction in NYC an Architect or Engineer must file documents and drawings. NYC DOB Filing Drawings are filed online or at the given Borough Office.   NYC DOB Filing Drawings Online Working as an architect in New York City, I have found...

Sistering Joist NYC Townhouse

NYC Townhouse Structure Sistering Joists

When renovating a townhouse in NYC you can find hidden or unknown structural problems that can require structural repairs such as sistering joists and the installation of new joists, headers, and trimmers.   Townhouse Renovation Structure In this post we will look at two townhouses we renovated each...