@vandervelpen - Dieter Vander Velpen

◦ Architecture / travel / marble ◦ Antwerp / New York ◦ Get in touch: dieter.vandervelpen@gmail.com

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Site visit at our 'X Residence' project in Antwerp. The living room opens up completely to the garden, with an XL sliding window, and a swimming pool right next to the salon. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #villabouw_sels
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Site visit at our 'X Residence' project in Antwerp. The living room opens up completely to the garden, with an XL sliding window, and a swimming pool right next to the salon. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #villabouw_sels

Bathroom concept for the remodeling of a private residence in a historical palazzo in Geneva. #dietervandervelpenarchitects
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Bathroom concept for the remodeling of a private residence in a historical palazzo in Geneva. #dietervandervelpenarchitects

Progress update of our Tel Aviv project. Still can't get over that view!  Next month we'll be installing the kitchen and cabinetry, looking forward to see it all come together. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #telaviv
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Progress update of our Tel Aviv project. Still can't get over that view! Next month we'll be installing the kitchen and cabinetry, looking forward to see it all come together. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #telaviv

Sharp lines are combined with a warm material palette at our 'DT House' project in Sint-Martens-Latem. This shot shows the sightline from the double-height entrance hall towards the living spaces and the garden. On the right, you catch a glimpse of the glass 'car cabinet' showcasing a beautiful #maseratimexico . #dietervandervelpenarchitects .
Photo by @cafeine
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Sharp lines are combined with a warm material palette at our 'DT House' project in Sint-Martens-Latem. This shot shows the sightline from the double-height entrance hall towards the living spaces and the garden. On the right, you catch a glimpse of t

Sunset views over Shanghai. #jinmaotower
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Sunset views over Shanghai. #jinmaotower

Textures of the Forbidden City. #Beijing
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Textures of the Forbidden City. #beijing

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Taking a summer break and getting inspired in Beijing. Love these bold, geometric doorways.
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Taking a summer break and getting inspired in Beijing. Love these bold, geometric doorways.

In Knokke we're working on the interior remodeling of a sea-view apartment. Here's a snapshot of the marble that just got installed in the master bathroom, creating a luxurious 'hotel-style' atmosphere. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #workinprogress
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In Knokke we're working on the interior remodeling of a sea-view apartment. Here's a snapshot of the marble that just got installed in the master bathroom, creating a luxurious 'hotel-style' atmosphere. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #workinprogress

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Marble details in the kitchen of our 'M&S Residence' project. The complete kitchen island is 'sculpted' from Calacatta marble, with the veins even continuing over the marble drawer fronts. #dietervandervelpenarchitects 
Photo by @cafeine 
Marble by @il_granito
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Marble details in the kitchen of our 'M&S Residence' project. The complete kitchen island is 'sculpted' from Calacatta marble, with the veins even continuing over the marble drawer fronts. #dietervandervelpenarchitects Photo by @cafeine Marble by @

I'm very happy to share this first shot of our recently completed 'VD House' in Kapellen. We opened up the house with huge sliding windows with minimal frames, really bringing the wonderful garden inside. The extra-long Kolumba bricks by @petersentegl accentuate the sharp lines of the architecture. #dietervandervelpenarchitects Photo by @cafeine
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I'm very happy to share this first shot of our recently completed 'VD House' in Kapellen. We opened up the house with huge sliding windows with minimal frames, really bringing the wonderful garden inside. The extra-long Kolumba bricks by @petersenteg

Working on the master bathroom for an upcoming project in New York, the interior design of a private residence. #dietervandervelpenarchitects
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Working on the master bathroom for an upcoming project in New York, the interior design of a private residence. #dietervandervelpenarchitects

Exterior shot of our Rozenlaan House, currently under construction in Schilde. The sharp lines and a concrete façade on the outside are balanced by a warm material palette on the inside. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #villabouw_sels #forsale
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Exterior shot of our Rozenlaan House, currently under construction in Schilde. The sharp lines and a concrete façade on the outside are balanced by a warm material palette on the inside. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #villabouw_sels #forsale

Here's another detail of the kitchen for our Tel-Aviv project. The marble countertop and backsplash grab all the attention, while the ovens are discreetly hidden behind the slide-in door on the right of this shot. #dietervandervelpenarchitects
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Here's another detail of the kitchen for our Tel-Aviv project. The marble countertop and backsplash grab all the attention, while the ovens are discreetly hidden behind the slide-in door on the right of this shot. #dietervandervelpenarchitects

The kitchen for our Tel-Aviv project is currently being assembled in the carpenters atelier, so we could inspect it this morning before they will package and ship everything (by boat) over there for installation in august. Here's a snapshot of the island, with marble drawer fronts and an Oak table continuing in the island. Can't wait to see it all come together on site! PS: check my Instagram stories to see more of this kitchen.  #dietervandervelpenarchitects
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The kitchen for our Tel-Aviv project is currently being assembled in the carpenters atelier, so we could inspect it this morning before they will package and ship everything (by boat) over there for installation in august. Here's a snapshot of the is

Detail of the kitchen in an office building we created for a creative company in Antwerp. At the hart of the space are 2 large kitchen islands where everyone gathers around during lunch, creating a homely vibe. #dietervandervelpenarchitects 
Photo by @patriciagoijens
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Detail of the kitchen in an office building we created for a creative company in Antwerp. At the hart of the space are 2 large kitchen islands where everyone gathers around during lunch, creating a homely vibe. #dietervandervelpenarchitects Photo by

Kitchen shot of the 'DT House', with sharp lines creating a strong perspective towards the garden and the pool. Walnut carpentry and Travertine details continue throughout the house. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #villabouw_sels 
Photo by @cafeine
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Kitchen shot of the 'DT House', with sharp lines creating a strong perspective towards the garden and the pool. Walnut carpentry and Travertine details continue throughout the house. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #villabouw_sels Photo by @cafeine

Here's another look of our GRAVITY Desk, a sculptural island with an XL floating pendant lamp. Thanks to the craftsmen of @il_granito & @liedssen for this wonderful collab!  #dietervandervelpenarchitects 
Photo by @ophelia_ds
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Here's another look of our GRAVITY Desk, a sculptural island with an XL floating pendant lamp. Thanks to the craftsmen of @il_granito & @liedssen for this wonderful collab! #dietervandervelpenarchitects Photo by @ophelia_ds

Guest bathroom shot at the 'DT House' in Sint-Martens-Latem. In the mirror you catch the reflection of the 1963 Maserati Mexico on display in the glass 'car cabinet' in the entrance hall. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #villabouw_sels
Photo by @cafeine
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Guest bathroom shot at the 'DT House' in Sint-Martens-Latem. In the mirror you catch the reflection of the 1963 Maserati Mexico on display in the glass 'car cabinet' in the entrance hall. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #villabouw_sels Photo by @cafein

Dressing room details of an upcoming project, with a sculptural stone and suède island as a centerpiece. #dietervandervelpenarchitects
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Dressing room details of an upcoming project, with a sculptural stone and suède island as a centerpiece. #dietervandervelpenarchitects

At this house we're building near Antwerp, we're combining a polished concrete façade with XL windows, such as this double-height glass panel bringing light into the staircase gallery. #dietervandervelpenarchitects
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At this house we're building near Antwerp, we're combining a polished concrete façade with XL windows, such as this double-height glass panel bringing light into the staircase gallery. #dietervandervelpenarchitects

Wine room detail of our upcoming STABLE Restaurant in Edegem. A dark atmosphere with indirect lighting and a grid of wooden shelving to present the beautiful collection. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #STABLE #edegem
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Wine room detail of our upcoming STABLE Restaurant in Edegem. A dark atmosphere with indirect lighting and a grid of wooden shelving to present the beautiful collection. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #stable #edegem

We presented our newest restaurant project today to Government Officials and the press. We're transforming the old stables building of the Château of Edegem into a restaurant called STABLE with chef @njegos.kalicanin and @aleksandarsd . Here's already a sneak-preview of our interior concept!  #dietervandervelpenarchitects #STABLE
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Check my Instagram Stories to see how the space looks today
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We presented our newest restaurant project today to Government Officials and the press. We're transforming the old stables building of the Château of Edegem into a restaurant called STABLE with chef @njegos.kalicanin and @aleksandarsd . Here's alread

Travertine details around the rooftop pool of our 'MAS Penthouse'. It's a pleasure to work with such a team of great craftsmen  #dietervandervelpenarchitects
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Travertine details around the rooftop pool of our 'MAS Penthouse'. It's a pleasure to work with such a team of great craftsmen #dietervandervelpenarchitects

At our 'MAS Penthouse' project, we tried to create the atmosphere of a 'Meditteranean holiday home', while being in the heart of Antwerp. Yesterday afternoon, with the sun hitting the rooftop pool (and with a cocktail in hand) we instantly felt these holiday vibes  #dietervandervelpenarchitects
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At our 'MAS Penthouse' project, we tried to create the atmosphere of a 'Meditteranean holiday home', while being in the heart of Antwerp. Yesterday afternoon, with the sun hitting the rooftop pool (and with a cocktail in hand) we instantly felt these

We just got back from another inspiring #marblehunt in Italy. Every time we go, we discover new, wonderful materials, and even within a certain type of marble, every block is unique. Can't wait to use these in upcoming projects! #dietervandervelpenarchitects #milano
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We just got back from another inspiring #marblehunt in Italy. Every time we go, we discover new, wonderful materials, and even within a certain type of marble, every block is unique. Can't wait to use these in upcoming projects! #dietervandervelpenar

Together with @il_granito we created the GRAVITY desk, in Nero Antico marble and stained Oak, with integrated lighting in the suspended marble block. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #ilgranito .
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Photo by @ophelia_ds
Carpentry by @liedssen
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Together with @il_granito we created the "GRAVITY" desk, in Nero Antico marble and stained Oak, with integrated lighting in the suspended marble block. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #ilgranito . . Photo by @ophelia_ds Carpentry by @liedssen

Another shot of our Long Island project, showing the transition from the master bedroom into the ensuite bathroom. The neutral material palette of Oak, white shades and black steel details is continued throughout the house. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #newyork Photo by @patriciagoijens
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Another shot of our Long Island project, showing the transition from the master bedroom into the ensuite bathroom. The neutral material palette of Oak, white shades and black steel details is continued throughout the house. #dietervandervelpenarchite

Bathroom shot of our Long Island beach house project in New York, a complete remodeling that we recently finished. The floor, walls, sink and cupboards are all covered in an off-white Deco-Stuc technique (for which we flew in @indicopainting from Belgium), creating a very calm, relaxing atmosphere. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #newyork
Photo by @patriciagoijens
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Bathroom shot of our Long Island beach house project in New York, a complete remodeling that we recently finished. The floor, walls, sink and cupboards are all covered in an off-white Deco-Stuc technique (for which we flew in @indicopainting from Bel

On site today at our 'X Residence' near Antwerp, with a concrete façade and a central patio cutting into the volume of the house. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #underconstruction
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On site today at our 'X Residence' near Antwerp, with a concrete façade and a central patio cutting into the volume of the house. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #underconstruction

In the kitchen of our 'BC House' project in Leuven, we played with different textures in the material palette, contrasting polished Calacatta marble on the island with hammered Nero Zimbabwe granite in the cooking niche. Dark stained walnut cabinetry adds a warm touch. #dietervandervelpenarchitects 
Photo by @cafeine
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In the kitchen of our 'BC House' project in Leuven, we played with different textures in the material palette, contrasting polished Calacatta marble on the island with hammered Nero Zimbabwe granite in the cooking niche. Dark stained walnut cabinetry

Another preview of the holiday home we're  working on in Knokke. Apart from the kitchen island, one of the eyecatchers is the bespoke marble + brass display cabinet, holding a collection of wine and curiosities. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #knokke
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Another preview of the holiday home we're working on in Knokke. Apart from the kitchen island, one of the eyecatchers is the bespoke marble + brass display cabinet, holding a collection of wine and curiosities. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #knokke

Kitchen island details. Three materials that we used throughout this house come together in this corner: grey Travertine, Walnut and white lacquered cabinetry. #dietervandervelpenarchitects 
Photo by @cafeine
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Kitchen island details. Three materials that we used throughout this house come together in this corner: grey Travertine, Walnut and white lacquered cabinetry. #dietervandervelpenarchitects Photo by @cafeine

Walnut staircase detail at our 'DT House' in Sint-Martens-Latem.  #dietervandervelpenarchitects 
Photo by @cafeine
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Walnut staircase detail at our 'DT House' in Sint-Martens-Latem. #dietervandervelpenarchitects Photo by @cafeine

For the 'M&S Residence', we created this double kitchen island: 2 sculptural volumes, 'cut' from the same block of Calacatta marble. The smaller volume of the left is the wine tasting island, next to the bespoke glass wine cabinet. #dietervandervelpenarchitects 
Photo by @cafeine 
Marble by @il_granito
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For the 'M&S Residence', we created this double kitchen island: 2 sculptural volumes, 'cut' from the same block of Calacatta marble. The smaller volume of the left is the wine tasting island, next to the bespoke glass wine cabinet. #dietervandervelpe

Closeup of the breakfast corner at our 'M&S Residence' project. The moss-green velvet of the upholstered banquet provides a nice punch against the black stained Oak that is used in the walls, floor, ceiling and the custom table in this cosy nook. #dietervandervelpenarchitects 
Photo by @cafeine
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Closeup of the breakfast corner at our 'M&S Residence' project. The moss-green velvet of the upholstered banquet provides a nice punch against the black stained Oak that is used in the walls, floor, ceiling and the custom table in this cosy nook. #di

Details of a private workspace at our 'V Office' project, with Oak carpentry and bespoke desks, combined with minimalist lighting fixtures. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #antsarchitectureandadvice 
Photo by @patriciagoijens
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Details of a private workspace at our 'V Office' project, with Oak carpentry and bespoke desks, combined with minimalist lighting fixtures. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #antsarchitectureandadvice Photo by @patriciagoijens

Closeup of the black Terrazzo backsplash with a nearly 'invisible' shelf, in the kitchen of our just finished 'V Office' project. #dietervandervelpenarchitects 
Photo by @patriciagoijens
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Closeup of the black Terrazzo backsplash with a nearly 'invisible' shelf, in the kitchen of our just finished 'V Office' project. #dietervandervelpenarchitects Photo by @patriciagoijens

We recently completed the interiors of our 'V Office' project just outside of Antwerp. Happy to share this first shot of the office kitchen (taken right before they moved in), where we combined natural Oak with a DecoStuc kitchen island and black Terrazzo in the cooking niche. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #antsarchitectureandadvice
Photo by @patriciagoijens
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We recently completed the interiors of our 'V Office' project just outside of Antwerp. Happy to share this first shot of the office kitchen (taken right before they moved in), where we combined natural Oak with a DecoStuc kitchen island and black Ter

At our Long Island (New York) beach house project, we used a soft, neutral material palette throughout the house. This shot shows the central staircase volume clad in natural Oak inside and out. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #newyork
Photo by @patriciagoijens
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At our Long Island (New York) beach house project, we used a soft, neutral material palette throughout the house. This shot shows the central staircase volume clad in natural Oak inside and out. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #newyork Photo by @patric

In Tel-Aviv, the artisans from @il_granito are currently installing the marble walls and floors in the apartment project we're building out there. A few months ago we flew to Italy to handpick the stone, where the client fell in love with these incredible slabs of 'Arabescato Corchia' marble. Exciting to see it all come together on site! #dietervandervelpenarchitects #telaviv 
PS: Check our Instagram Stories for more 'behind the scenes' shots of this project.
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In Tel-Aviv, the artisans from @il_granito are currently installing the marble walls and floors in the apartment project we're building out there. A few months ago we flew to Italy to handpick the stone, where the client fell in love with these incre

Dining room details at our Long Island beach house project. Our client finished this tree slab table himself by hand - the oiled American Walnut contrasts nicely against the backdrop of natural Oak. White Wishbone chairs by Hans Wegner add a fresh touch. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #newyork 
Photo by @patriciagoijens
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Dining room details at our Long Island beach house project. Our client finished this tree slab table himself by hand - the oiled American Walnut contrasts nicely against the backdrop of natural Oak. White Wishbone chairs by Hans Wegner add a fresh to

We're currently looking for a freelance Interior Drafter ('Interieur Tekenaar'), to assist our team on high-end residential projects. 
More info at dietervandervelpen com/jobs 
Interested? Get in touch!
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We're currently looking for a freelance Interior Drafter ('Interieur Tekenaar'), to assist our team on high-end residential projects. More info at dietervandervelpen com/jobs Interested? Get in touch!

Living room details at the beachhouse that we remodeled in Long Island, New York. We opened up the whole ground floor and introduced a 'Belgian touch' with a warm, neutral material palette including Oak, decostuc, fabrics and black steel detailing. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #newyork
Photo by @patriciagoijens
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Living room details at the beachhouse that we remodeled in Long Island, New York. We opened up the whole ground floor and introduced a 'Belgian touch' with a warm, neutral material palette including Oak, decostuc, fabrics and black steel detailing. #

Entrance hall of our 'DT House' with a double-height foyer getting natural light from the skylight above, hitting the glass 'car cabinet' on the left. On the right, a wooden screen divides the hallway from the kitchen. #dietervandervelpenarchitects  #villabouw_sels 
Photo by @cafeine
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Entrance hall of our 'DT House' with a double-height foyer getting natural light from the skylight above, hitting the glass 'car cabinet' on the left. On the right, a wooden screen divides the hallway from the kitchen. #dietervandervelpenarchitects

Entrance shot of our 'DT House' project, showing a glimpse of the glass 'car cabinet' inside (holding a classic Maseratti Mexico). #dietervandervelpenarchitects #villabouw_sels
Photo by @cafeine
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Entrance shot of our 'DT House' project, showing a glimpse of the glass 'car cabinet' inside (holding a classic Maseratti Mexico). #dietervandervelpenarchitects #villabouw_sels Photo by @cafeine

Master suite details at our 'DT House' project in Sint-Martens-Latem, with walls and custom carpentry in Walnut.  #dietervandervelpenarchitects 
Photo by @cafeine
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Master suite details at our 'DT House' project in Sint-Martens-Latem, with walls and custom carpentry in Walnut. #dietervandervelpenarchitects Photo by @cafeine

In Knokke we're currently remodeling an apartment at the end of the boardwalk. Here's a sneak-preview of the kitchen, where we combine Palm veneer, patinated bronze and Nero Madera marble for a warm, refined atmosphere. #dietervandervelpenarchitects #knokke
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In Knokke we're currently remodeling an apartment at the end of the boardwalk. Here's a sneak-preview of the kitchen, where we combine Palm veneer, patinated bronze and Nero Madera marble for a warm, refined atmosphere. #dietervandervelpenarchitects

Master bedroom shot of our 'JH House' project, with a sliding door opening up to the ensuite bathroom with a freestanding bathtub 'with a view'. #dietervandervelpenarchitects
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Master bedroom shot of our 'JH House' project, with a sliding door opening up to the ensuite bathroom with a freestanding bathtub 'with a view'. #dietervandervelpenarchitects

Sneak-preview of the remodeling of @restonuance we're working on together with #michelinchef @thierrytheys & @sofienuance  #dietervandervelpenarchitects #nuance
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Sneak-preview of the remodeling of @restonuance we're working on together with #michelinchef @thierrytheys & @sofienuance #dietervandervelpenarchitects #nuance

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