DENOLDERVLEUGELS Architects & Associates was founded in 2010 by architects Bas den Older (1971) and Florentijn Vleugels (1971), both graduated in 1996 from the Technical University Eindhoven in the fields of Architecture and Urbanism.
DENOLDERVLEUGELS is synonymous with exclusive homes, country houses, villas and apartments with a recognizable contemporary signature. Both for private and business clients at home and abroad. We believe in the harmony between the residents and their home. The unique way we combine traditional with modern makes our homes timeless classics.
We design with lots of light, transparency and spaciousness, and an optimal relationship between inside and outside. All this is combined with high quality materials and nuanced warm atmospheric tones. We integrate house, interior, garden & wellness and take care of the entire process from design to realization.
We are a full service architecture and design firm known for its intellect in design, inventiveness, craftsmanship, and details. The work is rooted in deep-seated virtues of architecture – generous space making, cunning manipulation of day-lighting, creating beautiful connections between interior and exterior, combining enlightening transparancy with a warm natural look&feel, and meticulous attention to detail.
The practice specializes in 'Modern Classics', timeless precise and creative buildings, gardens and interiors that sensitively respond to their environment and unique characteritistics of place. We believe in ecological responsive designs that acknowledge the impact of finite resources as a positive contributor in the creation of an ethical architecture. It guides our design choices and recommendations during the entire design process. Our approach to sustainable design creates an architecture that is uplifting to its users and in harmony with its natural surroundings.
The attention to all elements of design has been a constant in the firm’s philosophy. The work has been widely featured in national and international publications including The Art of Living, Excellent Magazine, Homify, Manners, Bestofinteriors, Aeccafe, HOOG design, as well as our annual book, 'DENOLDERVLEUGELS Residential', last published in 2021.
DENOLDERVLEUGELS has a permanent core within a network of Associates with experienced people functioning at an academic work and thinking level.
Partners Bas den Older and Florentijn Vleugels are head of a team of outstanding architects and designers that deliver the highest level of project management, service and design. Our approach is client and site specific as we seek to uncover the inherent spirit of place and personality. A collaborative process with clients, builders, consultants and fabricators further encourages a specialized process and leads to individual and unexpected solutions to each project posed.
The process is carried out in phases, creating a controlled process in which surprises are avoided and costs can be controlled. This is done on the basis of an open and transparent dialogue between client and architect. Each project is clearly different and a result of this dialogue, where we find out what the specific question is for which an appropriate, always unique, answer is found. The timeless character of our homes provides clear added value and value retention. We stand for quality and a great sense of well-being for the residents. The projects reflect the identity of the families and residents. People 'come home' in our homes and feel secure.