DAVL Studio is a young, highly motivated, dynamic, flexible, sharp, fanatical, fresh, wild, ambitious, contemporary and multidisciplinary office for architecture and design.
The DAVL spectum was deliberately chosen to be ample, in order to be able to approach projects from different angles of access, and reach more complete and more coherent results.
A wide scope approach and a close relationship with clients make us involve ourselves much further than the mere responsibility towards the creative process. By searching the individuality both of the assignment/location and of its user, DAVL makes a project tangible.
Understanding of underlaying factors and procedures, a continuous dialogue with all parties implied, mixed with creative intelligence, leads us to solutions that perfectly fit in the approached situations.
Each project is unique and asks for its own approach. The infinite range of possibilities at the beginning of an assignment gets reduced to concrete solutions at the end of it. In that sense, architecture implies making choices, and the architect is the person who frames the options. DAVL searches beyond the limits and clarifies the essence of a project, taking care of it during the whole process. Making the right choices is basically only possible when anticipation, either by experience or intuition, is perfectly embedded in the work strategy.
The assignments that are being realized contain more than mere buildings. DAVL Studio considers the interior and the exterior as a unity that cannot be dissociated, and that is created in its totality. The fundamental idea about a total design is a spacial translation of the corporate identity of our principals in utility building and the personal charisma in the private area.
The office emphasizes rational clarity and innovation, flowing from the combination of the different professional angles of approach. DAVL likes to think and work beyond the borders of conventions. Even with common standard architectonical means and a realistic budgeting, unconventional solutions can be found.
The resulting design is firmly determined by a feeling of quality and esthetics, with pure lines, clear forms and a great dedication to details. Esthetics, at the same time, have to support functionality, atmosphere and perception of the building. Our personal working method takes care of a strong bond with principals, and their narrow implication in the project.
DAVL Studio aims at leading integral architecture, in which the user and his surroundings will find themselves perfectly balanced.
The studio consists of a team of three architects, specialized in Architectonic, Interior and Industrial design.
Andre van Lier (1951) / interieur architect, designer and artist
Interieurachitectuur, Koninklijke Academie, Den Haag (1971)
Ir. Arch. Felipe Fernandez Cordoba (1974) / architect and industrial design engineer
Delf University of technology, Delft (1999)
Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design, Rotterdam
M. Arch. Ben Regtop (1976) / architect and product designer
Fontys Hogeschool Sittard, product design (1999)
Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design, Rotterdam (2007)
DAVL Studio is supported by a broad network or specialists in construction, constructional physics, and installation techniques. Depending on the characteristics of each assignment the office advices the most adequate combination of external team members to encourage the challenge.