Kanstantsin Remez's sober, subdued and monochrome interior and architectural projects radiate serenity with a touch of mystery. His ascetic minimalism is the result of his own experiments and close cooperation with clients. In this way, he always arrives at peaceful environments that reflect beauty, stillness and simplicity.
Remez attaches great importance to privacy and intimacy in his projects.
The Introvert residences immediately appealed to Imagicasa. The series consists of three private residences and was created when Remez was building his very first apartment in Minsk. ‘At that time, I had already realised that interior design is not enough for me. I knew I wanted a comprehensive approach to architecture, where exterior and interior form one refined object. So I wanted to understand how my architecture should look and feel. I had no commissions for architecture so I started to design a house for myself.’ Introverted as he is, Remez values privacy and intimacy in his projects and this was the starting point for the Introvert series. ‘I wanted to create a private home that would provide sufficient visual security from the outside and be spacious and open on the inside.’
‘Although the three projects differ in form, material and size, they are all connected by this theme of visual safety and intimacy,’ he says. The interiors are characterised by a monochromatic aesthetic, a soft palette and a visually calm atmosphere in keeping with the architect's style. The focus here is not on the landscape or lots of furniture and decoration. Architecture itself was a great inspiration for Remez here. ‘When I wake up in the morning, I want to look at shapes and light, that inspires and gives energy,’ he says. That is why he plays with sober colours and simple materials such as concrete in these designs, which are used both in the exterior and the interior. The KL flat in Minsk also made our design hearts beat faster. This monochrome home exudes warmth and has a sober interior and aesthetic that allows some beautiful furniture and decorative pieces to shine. Here we again see simple yet beautiful materials such as marble, wood and concrete, as well as a neutral colour palette. Remez chose to frame the windows with wood and transparent fabric, allowing light into the flat but blocking the not-so-pretty view of other flat blocks. ‘I believe this method helped to emphasise the inner atmosphere, which in turn corresponded to my desire to visually secure the project while keeping the inner environment warm, cosy, clean and calm.’
With these wonderful projects, we hope to have given our readers a great picture of the unique and soothing aesthetic that Kanstantsin Remez manages to create in all his designs. Want to know more about Kanstantsin Remez? Read the full article in Imagicasa Autumn 2021.
All pictures are courtesy of Kanstantsin Remez