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Designer Review: Holland Based Studio Marco Vermeulen

Designer Review: Holland Based Studio Marco Vermeulen

You might not think about getting design inspiration from climate change, but Holland based firm, Studio Marco Vermeulen, is challenging that idea. Studio Marco Vermeulen is a “design office for architecture, urban design, landscape and research.” They focus on projects dealing with energy, water and raw materials, primarily in water safety and climate change. Their latest project is an 8-month ... Read More »

Made With STILE Series: Competition Start!

Made With STILE Series: Competition Start!

Competition Start in California! The Solar Decathlon Competition has begun! The WVU-UTV Team has made the journey to Irvine, California to begin assembling their solar powered home. In 9 days, the team will have a fully functioning, off-the-grid home! Follow along with the Made With STILE series for competition updates. STILE House Pre-Construction Courtesy of the WVU-UTV team, these pictures show ... Read More »

Made With STILE Series: Exterior Design

Made With STILE Series: Exterior Design

There’s no denying the exterior of the STILE House is eye-catching and unique. So how did the WVU-UTV team come up with this unconventional design, and how does it all come together to be sustainable? We have the inside scoop on the design components and each of their purposes in creating an off-the-grid home: The Arch: Inspired by the team’s ... Read More »

Made With STILE Series: Project Overview

Made With STILE Series: Project Overview

Curious to know more about this cool looking house? If so, you’re in luck! This house is part of a collegiate student competition in the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, a competition in which teams design, build, and operate solar-powered houses. The goal of these houses is not only to be attractive and energy-efficient, but also cost-effective. This particular house, ... Read More »

Designer Review: Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer

Designer Review: Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer

Dubbed a “design duo” by Architectural Digest, interior designer Katie Ridder and architect Peter Pennoyer are just that. The duo is married with three children and based in New York City. The “Design Duo” Katie Riddle opened her own design firm in 1995. Prior to that she worked for the decorating departments for House Beautiful and House & Garden magazines. ... Read More »

Designer Review: Steven Harris Architects

Designer Review: Steven Harris Architects

Steven Harris is a Manhattan architect who owns his own firm called Steven Harris Associates and is a professor at Yale. He’s known for his minimalist yet sophisticated style and has a passion for creating the perfect solution for each of his clients. His firm achieves this by creating a collaborative relationship with each client that involves communication throughout the ... Read More »

Is a Home Addition the Right Move for Your Family?

Is a Home Addition the Right Move for Your Family?

Have you often dreamt of building another room onto your home? If you plan to stay in your house for the long-term, you might consider making that home addition you so often fantasize about. A home addition is an exciting prospect for a growing family or anyone who enjoys getting dirty with projects around the house. However, it is a ... Read More »