2by4 is an office that uses architecture as a tool to improve the quality of the existing. We work on different projects in the field of housing, healthcare, urban planning, landscape design, education, public buildings, cultural buildings, sports buildings and transport HUBs.
research and design
To better understand the task at hand and to be aware of the decisions we make during the design process we start each project by doing an in depth research on the specific subject. This way we are able to create architecture that is not about the sensation, but about the essence and creating a solid and sustainable solution.
We see every design as a new challenge where together with the client we can develop new ideas and customize a project in every phase of the design. From the first concept and urban layout to the selection of materials and the designing of details. For every project we set up a specific team that suits the wishes and ideas of the client. This enables us to create powerful architecture that is strongly embedded in the (social) context and can stand the test of time.
Remko Remijnse, born in 1974, is an architect who graduated with honors from TU-Delft in 2001. His architectural journey began at Kaan Architects in Rotterdam, where he gained experience working on national and international projects. In 2002, Remijnse established his own architecture office, Remijnse Architecture, which became the foundation for his enduring principles: creating powerful and timeless architecture while emphasizing strong social and sustainable connections.
His design philosophy found a like-minded partner in architect Rocco Reukema in 2005, and together they founded 2by4-architects. With their shared vision, they achieved success by winning multiple competitions and gaining global recognition through the publication of their buildings. The media praised their designs for their social consciousness and the value they brought to communities.
In 2016 Remijnse became single owner of 2by4-architects.
Remijnse’s commitment to social engagement extends beyond his architectural practice. Since 2002, he has been actively involved in teaching and lecturing at esteemed institutions such as TU-Delft, the Academy of Architecture in Rotterdam, and The University of Applied Sciences in Rotterdam. His expertise has also been shared internationally, as he has given lectures and taught at the University of San Salvador and engaged in NGO work on the Cape Verde Island of Sal.
From 2011 to 2020, Remijnse served as the head of the Bachelor of Architecture department in Rotterdam. Leading a dedicated team of ambitious educators, he played a vital role in developing the program’s curriculum, focusing on architectural content that encompasses sustainability and addresses contemporary social challenges.
Joep van Prooijen
Rosemiek van der Linden
Nestor Ramos Martin
Manfredi Guidi di Bagno
Georgios (George) Siokas
Adela Díaz-Llanos Lorenzo
Paul van den Hof
Stefan de Vos
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