Although Rik is an architect who doesn’t shun grand gestures, he always makes sure the human scale plays a part in his work. His beautiful sketches manage to communicate the spatiality of projects at a glance. This enables him to attract a large variety of clients. His sense of detail and materialization and his understanding of residents’ wishes allow him to always hit the nail on the head: whether he’s working on a residential tower at the Zuidas or on a social housing plan, Rik designs plans in which everyone wants to live.
Rik is a friendly densifier: his inner-city housing projects bring a new balance to the city. He considers the environment, does not harm the character of the city and provides space for encounters.
Delft University of Technology, Architecture
Technische Universität Berlin