Main image & right (middle): Hall in the Stronghold Giechburg. Photos: © HH-VisionCologne, Frankfurt/M.
The true art of building
Top right: Open-air museum in Glentleiten. Bottom right: Culture project Marstall; concert hall in Munich. © HH-Vision Cologne, Frankfurt/M.
Since its foundation by Frank Wenzel in 1999, ART DE LUX architecture + design has established itself as a highly trustworthy partner when it comes to architectural projects of the highest quality. Following a comprehensive approach to architecture, ART DE LUX puts the human being alongside its needs and emotions at the core of their doings.
ders and puts focus on sustainability.“The final work is the focal point; our work is measured by its quality, aesthetics, functionality, profitability and efficiency,”Wenzel notes.
TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF I PHOTOS: TOM THIELE, LEIPZIG I HH-VISION COLOGNE, FRANKFURT/M.
ART DE LUX’s portfolio impresses with individual designs of new buildings, while they also deal with existing buildings. Cautiously handling existing structures, takes up an increasing part of their total assignment volume. Wenzel says:“The large number of protected historic buildings commits us to
Based in Munich, ART DE LUX has a distinctive approach which makes them stand out from competitors.“We conduct intensive research about a location’s culture and history and about the envisaged uses. This is crucial for the result,”Frank Wenzel, architect and company founder, explains. Putting special emphasis on quality in planning, the firm fully advocates client goals. Wenzel smiles: “A client once compared me to a racehorse: I only need a start signal and a direction; then I dash ahead.” The ability to listen to individual needs and
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to integrate different interests without waiving the final goal is their specialty. With quick responsiveness, as well as flexibility to meet project-specific demands, ART DE LUX thinks holistically and beyond bor-
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