The atelier ART DE LUX was established by Frank Wenzel in Hamburg in 1999. Since 2012 now it has been at home in Munich's Maxvorstadt and follows a comprehensive approach to architecture. In the focal point of all creation is the human being with its needs and, above all, its emotions. The quality of a construction can be seen very simply by the extent to which architecture is able to cater for both aspects The ideal situation here combines rational factors such as cost, dates and qualities with a not numerically measurable positive emotional atmosphere in such a successful way that the client wishes to repeat the project immediately after completion and unrestrictedly recommends the atelier. That is true art of building to which ART DE LUX is committed.
VISITOR CENTRE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE (ENGLAND), 2012-2013
OPEN-AIR MUSEUM GLENTLEITEN
MAIN ENTRANCE BUILDING WITH CATERING AND BREWERY, GLENTLEITEN (GER), 2013
INTER-CONFESSIONAL CEMETERY, WEINSTADT (G), 1998
DANCE HOUSE IN THE ENGINE SHED
REHEARSAL BUILDING AND DANCE THEATRE, LEIPZIG (GER), 2008 - 2010
LUXURY RESIDENCE IN KREUTH ON TEGERNSEE, 2011 - 2013
The real art to perceive, to reduce, to alienate, to rearrange and, above all, to create things surrounding us independently is our creative aspiration and, at the same time, our impetus. The sources of our fantasy are often far away from architecture; we find them in nature, in social and cultural relations, in the local situation, history or even across borders in other forms of art.
For the development and realisation of creative designs and construction solutions it is necessary that architects constantly ask themselves questions. Being able to let go of the traditional and focussed glance at the shore beyond the horizon makes it easier for ART DE LUX to be able to find and open up new ways. It is often the one magical spark in joint wrestling with the client which allows us to gain real understanding of the task. To find oneself and pass it on to the persons involved through convincing designs is the actual basis of stimulus for our creative work.
As architects, designers and engineers, we combine art and technology to make a whole. The final work is the focal point; our work is measured by its quality, aesthetics, functionality, profitability and efficiency. Our wealth of experience comprises a large bandwidth of typologies: theatre and cultural buildings, office and business centers, family homes for one or more parties. The tasks stimulate us here equally to new individual designs and also to cautious handling of existing structures. The large number of protected historic buildings and ensembles commits us to employing ourselves more intensively with our own history and culture and to maintain monuments through sustainable reconstruction - often also connected with re-uses - for future generations.