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Villa Dali / 123DV Architecture & Consult

  • 01:00 - 18 April, 2010
Villa Dali / 123DV Architecture & Consult
Villa Dali / 123DV Architecture & Consult, © Christiaan de Bruijne
© Christiaan de Bruijne

© Christiaan de Bruijne © Christiaan de Bruijne © Christiaan de Bruijne © Christiaan de Bruijne +19

  • Architects

  • Location

  • Architects

    123DV Architecture & Consult
  • Project Architect

    Liong Lie
  • Project Leader

    Jasper Polak
  • Design Team

    Roeland de Jong, Berry van Empel, Jerzy Woźniak, Fred Gerdes
  • Landscape Architect

    Hoveniersbedrijf H.G. Peters, The Hague
  • Light Plan

    Mark van Gelder icw 123DV
  • Advisor Construction

    Kees Luyten, Rotterdam
  • Advisor Installations

    Paans Installatiebedrijven, Leerdam
  • Main Contractor

    Aannemersbedrijf Van Breukelen, Soest
  • Area

    1800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. Home is where the art is.

Capturing the character of Dalí, Jugendstil forms, Spanish facades and nautical life in one villa.

The 'Villa Dalí' clients asked for a very personal house which would reflect their passions. They are nautical minded and have a love of art, sculptures and especially the work of Salvador Dalí. During the initial design discussions 123DV architecture were also showed pictures of ancient Spanish architecture. They were fascinated by the closed white stucco facades and metal fences in Jugendstil design. So the challenge was to combine in one villa the beautiful Jugendstil forms, the closed facades, the treasures of the diving world and the unique works of the artist Dalí.

© Christiaan de Bruijne
© Christiaan de Bruijne

For the design of the house 123DV architecture made use of the Paranoiac-critical method by Salvador Dalí (creating optical illusions). The result is a cylindrical white stucco main building with a nautilus spiral structure inside; representing the world of diving. The closed facade facing the street represents the so called Spanish architecture with a blown up 'Jugendstil' pattern in the six meter wooden panel as the entrance. In the centre of the house there is a double story cylindrical space. The furniture has also been custom designed. Traces of Dalí’s fluid watch art can be found in their design.

© Christiaan de Bruijne
© Christiaan de Bruijne
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jeff · April 23, 2010

nice car!

arnold · April 20, 2010

well, it's ambitious project. the client likes Dali (this can be seen good in the some interior details). but to built house by Dali style - it's very hard and diffilcult job. there you need many many fantasy (and money) that you can restore/rebuild Dali's Ideas.

some details in this project realy remain a bit "dali", but whole of this project is speculation of Dali name.

anyhow the Wiesmann car is more better and more beautiful than this house. Sorry.

P.s.: very gloomy and dark interior.

j · April 20, 2010

i just love these posts... "dont like the house. want the car" so awesome. i just had to click on this project to see what you all have posted. and im glad i did. great comments

bELLA · April 20, 2010


ralph spoilsport · April 19, 2010

I'm sure glad that nautilus shell generated the parti, because that REALLY makes it relevant.

Chas · April 19, 2010

dont' like the house.
want the car.

Selin ?ahin · April 19, 2010

"Creating optical illusions in Netherlands" SPANISH ARCHITECTURE!

habito · April 19, 2010

you can check Ando's staircases...spiral motive an elegant way!

justin · April 19, 2010

architecture, might, just oneday kill itself.
what a glorious day that will be.
and then maybe again in the futre it might rise again.
what a glorious time that will be aslo.

lets hope it happens quick.

bLogHouse · April 19, 2010 08:30 PM

.. and blessed will be the days between those two events..

up_today_arch · April 19, 2010

What is EXACTLY corresponds to Dali in this project? Nothing. Study Dali creativity, please.

matt · April 19, 2010

Maybe from an architectural viewpoint this isn't the greatest work, but I can see how the client could be very happy in this house.

Jaro Kukucka · April 19, 2010

Surreal Dali house. What a client!

Ballista Magazine · April 19, 2010

In my humble opinion, there are just too many concepts that the architect is attempting to execute in the same architectural work. Truly great architecture exhibits an honest and sincere devotion to concept; however, the villa is trying to do too much with too many conflicting ideologies. Even from a formal perspective, the juxtaposition of simple shapes just isn't sitting right...

Unknown · April 19, 2010


andrei · April 18, 2010

this is wrong.

glovely · April 18, 2010

Looks like 3rd rate Eric Mendelsohn, with a parti by Captain Nemo.

Scott Capper · April 18, 2010

Very cool house inspired by Dali

jtrfq · April 18, 2010

There is pure surreal and pure modern, You can't mix it. Corbusier and Dali didn't like each other.

abe · April 18, 2010

Dalí is cool, this is not.

Ale · April 18, 2010

Can you spell "kitsch" ?
And what's with the flooring pattern on the tables? :/

Trevor · April 18, 2010

Kind of kitschy, but if it's what the client wants then who are we to judge?

That said, the outside kind of looks like a generic new-age chapel. That stairwell on the other hand, absolutely beautiful.

INDIAN ARCHITECTS · April 18, 2010

Villa Dali / 123DV Architecture & Consult

ROS · April 18, 2010

beautiful house from the inside!

Tere · April 18, 2010

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Architekt R V Scholz · April 18, 2010

#architekt Villa Dali / 123DV Architecture & Consult: © Christiaan de Bruijne
Architects: 123D... #in

Yazuri · April 18, 2010

the glass panels and doors remind me of art nouveau.

GaetanB · April 18, 2010

RT @archdaily: Villa Dali / 123DV Architecture & Consult

bpr · April 18, 2010

look at the car in the first picture is so much better than the house.....clearly a bad move

ArchitecturePassion · April 18, 2010

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INDIAN ARCHITECTS · April 18, 2010

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Al-pro · April 18, 2010

Haven't such an clear example of bad taste in a long time!

Mo · April 18, 2010

That's a 'wiseman'!


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