One of our current projects is a house in Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill. It’s a 1917 stone home on a 4-acre site, atop a hill that drops down into Fairmount Park – beautiful! The owner is semi-retired from the commercial insurance business; what he wants the home to be has evolved with changes in his life, so the design evolves as well. But the secrets the house revealed inspired the design’s evolution, too.Continue reading >
Studio21 Architects connect homeowner’s contemporary design with historic farmhouse guidelines through their design-build process.Continue reading >
Project uncovers the creative power behind architect Kurt Krueger’s design-build niche. Utilizing its team’s creativity, Kurt Krueger Architects, Inc., developed innovative solutions for a challenging site in Brentwood, Los Angeles.Continue reading >
Architects Jane and Michael Frederick create an energy-efficient property using Tesla Powerwall, a 13.2 kWh battery pack.Continue reading >
Tanya Shively, ASID, LEED AP, is Arizona’s foremost authority on green design. She is the principal interior designer and founder of Sesshu Design in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Her mission – to create innovative, sustainable and timeless designs that improve people’s health and well-being.
“I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives by helping them to create a beautiful home that is healthy for them and healthy for the planet,” she says.Continue reading >
The idea that could change architecture practices forever came to Peter Twohy while he was jogging. He can recognize a magical moment and that was one.
As a residential architect, Peter is in the business of creating such moments for others: “Most people come to me when they want their dream home,” he says. “But I want them to double down on their dream and not only design their dream home but also have spaces that will positively affect their day, their year, their life – every day, all year and their whole life.”Continue reading >
Architect Mark Benner tells the story of one of his firm’s first projects that started in the depths of the recession as the renovation of a home and detached garage. “It was a collection of sheds behind a house on a property where the owner had a lot of sweat equity. He hand-dug the house’s basement and the couple hoped to make their the whole place more energy efficient during phase two. But first, they wanted a garage in place of the sheds.” Yet Mark approached the project with as much care as he would any of his custom-designed residential projects.Continue reading >
Guisi Mastro of ORA studio applied her Italian sensibility to create a show-stopping space that harmonizes form and function. “A Zen space encourages and inspires us to detach our minds and selves from ‘doing’ constantly,” Mastro says. “It allows us to reconnect with our inner self and live in the moment with all our senses.”Continue reading >
This From the Studio article features a renovation project by Gary Rosard of Gary Rosard Architects.
Most contractors would have torn down the early 1960’s home on the spot. However, with our help, a Northern New Jersey couple was drawn to the potential and possibilities this mid-century split-level had to offer.Continue reading >