Our building philosophy is simple. It is rooted in traditions championed by our founder and master builder Edwin Ilcken. Born and raised in the Netherlands, Edwin's design and building principles have been shaped by his European upbringing and sensibilities. There is an old Dutch saying "Zoals het klokje thuis tikt, tikt het nergens" whose literal translation is "The clock ticks at home, as it ticks nowhere else." The English equivalent to this is "There's no place like home."