123DV Modern Villas

123DV Modern Villas


  • Practice: 123DV Modern Villas
  • Website: 123dv.nl/
  • Firm Location: Rotterdam
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Year: 1999

(“Text as submitted by Architect”)

Liong Lie

Passion. I think I didn’t choose the architecture profession. The profession chose me. In my youth, I always created: making drawings, building furniture, and improvising music with my friends. When I had to choose, I remember visiting the model-making room at a Dutch university (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven). “This is it!” I thought, and before I knew it, I was studying architecture, travelling worldwide to visit buildings.

Commitment. My parents taught me to treat other people the way I want to be treated. That means collaboration out of respect, going for the best idea instead of taking the concept of “the boss” for granted, having fun while working hard and getting results. That is how I am in private life with my family and how we organize our office.

Surprise. During a two-year trip around the world for my father’s work, I travelled with my family through the Middle East, Asia, and Australia at age nine. I discovered that there is no one ultimate answer to how you should live. With this attitude, I also approach life and projects. Asking why and trying to look beyond the obvious. That is what makes it all worth it for me.

Practice Ideology

123DV designs and realizes modern villas. Our goal is to create a sense of home in a contemporary villa. We translate your story, tailored to your needs, into the modern form, with attention to detail.

Form follows your identity

Personal contact is significant to us. First, we listen to your story with an open mind – on a confidential basis. We then like to surprise you with unexpected and exciting designs. Simple but effective. Sometimes technology is part of a complex design. Still, we see it simply as an extra challenge as long as it contributes to a house that rises above all expectations in perception and comfort.

123DV Modern Villas focuses on architecture and the interior, from product design to realization. Our disciplines include architecture and interior design – from kitchens to furniture. A modern villa, in our opinion, does not only consist of the outside. It is precisely the connection between the inner and outer world that is important. Therefore, it is natural for us to include the design for the interior.

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