Excitement and richness
Peace is one of Remy Meijers’ watchwords, but so are excitement, drama and richness, all of which he considers necessary for striking the right balance. Regardless of the state of a building, he is usually able to tell at a glance what he’ll need to do to create a viable interior. The naked structure becomes the basis for a new design, with logic playing an important role. Everything is a potential source of inspiration, the original architectural structure, the location, even the way light falls in the course of a day. To ensure clarity, he will often devise the solution to multiple problems in one or two architectural elements. One of the ways he infuses his designs with tension is by choosing materials that distinguish themselves by their appearance or texture. Natural stone, glass, wood, concrete and fabric enhance one another. Drama lurks in the unexpected. And although the spaces often blend seamlessly into one another, each exudes an atmosphere appropriate to its function.