About us

Liong Lie’s global outlook was nurtured from an early age. Born in the Netherlands to Indonesian parents, he travelled extensively during his childhood with exposure to a diverse range of influences. He quickly learned the art of adaptation and flexible thinking. Today, the same broad, international perspective shapes the Liong Lie brand.

Our team transcends cultural barriers, bringing an informed point of view to a variety of global projects. Because we’re from many different parts of the world, we ask different kinds of questions and find more interesting answers. It also means we never offer formulaic responses to a brief and we’re not confined by convention.

Liong Lie

Liong Lie

Passion. I think I didn't choose the architecture profession. The profession chose me. In my youth I was always creating; making drawings, building furniture, 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 I was studying architecture, travelling the world visiting buildings.

Commitment. My parents thought me to treat other people like I want to be treated. That means collaboration out of respect, going for the best idea instead of taking the idea 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. At a two year trip around the world for the work of my father at an age of nine years old we travelled through the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. I discovered that there is not one ultimate answer how you should life. 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 for me.

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Cindy van Ling

Cindy van Ling

Design critic - Ideas generator - Talent spotter - Free thinker - Highly sensitive perceptor 

Apart from architecture and design, I'm also passionate about people.
I'm a natural watch dog for authenticity: safeguarding it in our designs, but also recognizing it in people. I have a background in art, graphic design and webdesign but I am married to architecture.

Unrestrained by having to deal with the laws of gravity as an architect, I judge architecture by its sole ability to embrace the dreams and diversity of human beings and therefore improving people's quality of life.
I am the quiet force behind 123DV / Liong Lie Architects. I have a strong visual design instinct and a hawk eye for detail that pushes our work further. 

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Roeland de Jong

Roeland de Jong

Architecture for me is a special blend of creativity, technique and people. Everyone of us has a certain opinion about buildings, every person lives and works in a built environment and is constantly influenced by it. A building never exists for its own sake, but it is made by the people who use it, who own it and change it. To be part of this process is an important motive for me.

Architecture not only is used by people but it is also made by people. The process of searching for the perfect solution, within all the preconditions of the building process, together with all people involved, is something that puts my creativity to the test every day. Each project is unique and allows me to constantly develop and challenge myself.

Silke Rörig

Silke Rörig

I grew up in Germany and studied there, in a pleasant region characterized by viticulture. My choice for architecture was made before I even knew it, because my parents had a sculpture and stonemasonry and there was always something being built or refurbished at the Rörig residence.

The first 13 years of my career as an architect I have worked in an office where I have learned to appreciate that architecture forms/models/ a city and that the quality of the execution/detailing is a key factor in the experience of public space. Since 2014 I am now working for and with Liong Lie and realize a dream of mine Which I had when I was a student: designing houses. In my spare time I’m a mother of two small children with a big passion for cooking and baking.

My slogan is: Building is what you do together. Which dream can I realize together with you?

Michel van Gageldonk

Michel van Gageldonk

Born and raised in Rotterdam, I was already fascinated at a young age by the ever-changing city, how new buildings keep changing the skyline of the city. Hence the choice to study architecture. A choice that I still fully support: nothing is better than finding the best solution through sketching, discussing, brainstorming and solving puzzles. Sometimes the puzzle is part of the task or situation, sometimes it’s part of a small detail solution, but nearly always at the cutting edge of concept and technology. Because developing a great idea into a great building is my role in the whole process. I think that architecture isn’t just an amazing art form, but it is a craft as well, creating the most fabulous architecture when the biggest problems lead to the most brilliant solutions.

123DV Modern Villas

Our sister company, 123DV Modern Villas, is a market-leading architectural practice specialising in residential design. It finds unexpected solutions that capture the personality of its clients, bringing a human touch to the basic principles of modern architecture. Liong Lie architects now applies the same creative philosophy to the commercial world.

Building on the experience and expertise of 123DV, Liong Lie architects transforms commercial and public spaces into exclusive brand places that evoke an emotional response and add tangible business value.

Our experience with 123DV has given us hugely valuable insights into how people interact with the spaces they inhabit, every day. 

Interested in villa projects?  Visit the 123DV website

 

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