German photographer Ken Schluchtmann, Jette Hopp from Snøhetta and Architects Beate Hølmebakk and Per Tansen from Manthey Kula will be present at 10.15 AM on 23 June 2016 for the conference at the POLIMI and at the opening of the exhibition “Norway, Architecture, Infrastructure. Landscape. Photographs by Ken Schluchtmann”, concept by Ken Schluchtmann, curated by Luca Molinari and Alessandro Benetti in collaboration with Christiane Bürklein at SpazioFMG, IrisFMG gallery and showroom in Milan. A really unique opportunity to get to know Ken Schluchtmann in person along with the majestic landscapes of Norway that he has immortalised, and the design ideas of the people behind these infrastructures and constructions aimed at promoting tourism as something to underpin and support the local economy in Norway.
„Norway – Architecture, Infrastructure, Landscape“ – Conference and Exhibition in Milan, Italy22. Juni 2016
„Inside Out“ – Palais de Tokyo Paris, Triennale der Photographie Hamburg02. November 2015
Glasgow-born, Berlin-based designer Leigh Sachwitz’s Studio for Design flora&faunavisions GmbH has created a mesmerizing interactive experience called “Insideout” for the „Photography Playground“ at the Triennale der Photographie in Hamburg. It is a 360° multimedia installation that explores the house as a sanctuary and as a safe haven from nature’s many forces.
Inside the greenhouse-like illuminated installation, the viewer experiences nature’s many forces by hearing the rain and watching the dark clouds gather above, and when the protective walls disappear, the participant will feel exposed and vulnerable in the eye of the storm. But then, once the storm has passed, there is a feeling of purity and freshness, and an overall sense of calm envelopes the participant.
The visual installation is accompanied by sound design by the Berlin-based award-winning composer, musician and producer Andi Toma, one of the founding members of the electronic music collaboration Mouse on Mars.
On 28 October the “Perspective Playground“ has opened at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. The art installations of this new exhibition is curated and produced by flora&faunavisions for the lead agency VITAMIN E – and the client OLYMPUS Europe. Installations from internationally renowned artists, included INSIDEOUT, transport you into a fascinating and playful world of art and science that spans several floors of this renowned Paris museum – one of the top 5 in the world for contemporary art, again photographed by Ken Schluchtmann who underlines the visual impact of the artworks.
„Inside Out“ – the movie02. November 2015
BMW – IAA Frankfurt a.M.01. November 2015
The exceptional line-up of BMW group at the International Motor Show IAA in Frankfurt this year has been immortalized by Ken Schluchtmann. He caught the strong and separate identities of the three brands under the umbrella of the BMW group’s booth, the indoor “infinity” track with more than 12.000 m2, where cars are shown in their pure beauty.
The highlight for the BMW brand at the IAA this year has been the new BMW 7 Series. Its vision, innovations and features provide the starting point for both architecture and staging.
The BMW stand is designed in the style of a flagship store, with the corresponding architecture and staging to create a brand-experience forum for visitors.
Agency: Meiré & Meiré
MINI – Creative Hub01. November 2015
This year’s MINI stand at the IAA 2015 highlights the Group’s innovative strength and builds on MINI’s tradition of constant reinvention. This is the first time MINI appears entirely in its new corporate design.
The brand’s smart and authentic identity is reflected in the architecture, communications and film material. The new brand philosophy represents the progressive lifestyle of the creative class.
Agency: Meiré & Meiré
Rolls-Royce – New ehibition concept01. November 2015
The stand concept for Rolls-Royce Motorcars’ presence at IAA 2015 recreates a modern villa – cool and contemporary. Its inviting architecture makes the brand appear more open and accessible than at previous shows. So customers can experience even better the bespoke design of the luxury cars.
Architecture & Concept: Puchner P3, Vince & Vert
Exhibition “Architecture and Landscape in Norway”01. Juli 2015
Germany’s biggest folk, roots and world music festival and one of Europe’s biggest and most important festival of its kind has its 25th anniversary.
As Norway is the focus land at TFF Rudolstadt Ken Schluchtmann was asked to exhibit his awarded photographies “Architecture and Landscape in Norway”. Ken Schluchtmann’s photographic study of the National Routes of Norway is all about the majestic landscape of Norway, highlighted and reinforced by the architecture dotting the tourist routes used to explore this magnificent Scandinavian country: a fantastic add-on to the huge musical offer focussing on folk music where more than 150 musicians and musical groups will share their music with fans arriving from all over the world.
In Friday 3 July 2015 at 12 AM at the Heidecksburg castle there will be the opening of the exhibition with Ken Schluchtmann, talking with Dr. Kai-Uwe Schierz, honorary professor for contemporary art and exhibition at the Bauhaus University Erfurt and director of the art museums of the city of Erfurt. The event will be framed by the performance of acclaimed Norwegian violinist Gjermund Larsen.
After Wolfsburg and Beirut you can admire Ken’s artwork in Rudolstadt in an exhibition that tells the story of the power of nature, where the action of man – architecture – underscores the magic of landscape.
Jining Science & Technology Center, China29. Juni 2015
The Jining Science & Technology Center is the central building of the new high-tech development area in Shandong province, reflecting a modern and sustainable approach to design. The vision of the Science Center was to create a project that represents the spirit of the high-tech industry by combining education, science, business and entertainment.
This project identity is the circle-shaped horizontal array of buildings with the consistent height of each structure and the outstanding seemingly continuous outer façade across each building. It represents the approach of logon-architecture to design beyond the aesthetics of the facade, but with functional implications and sustainability principles of energy-efficiency and preservation.
Architecture: Logon, Shanghai
Pictures 8-11 in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow
Common Fest Beirut05. Mai 2015
Common Fest is an Arts & Culture Public event which aims to create a link between Lebanon and the global arts scene. A fantastic location in the middle of the city, inviting people to experience a rich blend of arts and culture bridging the cities of Beirut and Berlin, with artists from Lebanon, Germany , Denmark, France, Spain and the USA. Ken Schluchtmann was part of it from 7th to 10h of may and presented with an exclusive selection of his Norwegian series.
Common Fest Beirut – Watch the Video04. Mai 2015
Road to Mandalay14. Februar 2015
Myanmar (former Burma) is one of the most rapidly changing countrys towards modernity in Asia in the world.
It is a coloured nation with more than 100 ethnic groups living here. Ken Schluchtmann travelled there together with the German author Martin Schacht who is specialised in this area of the world immortalizing, not only the landscape and the architecture but also its inhabitants.
On their last trip some weeks ago they travelled to the North, crossed the famous Gokteik viaduct by train and then went by boat for three days from Bhamom on the river Aeyarwaddy which is called “The road to Mandalay”, to the cultural capital of Myanmar.
A first glance of this journey is to be seen on “Travel episodes” by the German publisher Piper.
Interview with Sto Group14. Februar 2015
Architectural photography is not only about showcasing architecture, it goes beyond the facades and tells about the atmosphere of the context, becoming the most important ingredient of a visual story. Daniel Straub from Sto AG interviewed Ken Schluchtmann for Fassadenblog, delving deep into the various aspects of Ken’s work. So we can learn more about the secrets of the photographer who has won twice the prestigious “Best Architectural Photographer” Arcaid Images Award. For instance that there is no bad weather to take a picture if you really want to portrait a building and why he prefers living in well-designed spaces…
Read the whole interview (german): Fassadenblog
diepohotodesigner.de again become part of „Blickfang. Deutschlands beste Fotografen“ (Germany’s best photographers)15. Dezember 2014
Ken Schluchtmann is again listed in “BLICKFANG – Deutschlands beste Fotografen”. The yearbook 2013-2014, available as hardcopy and as an online edition, aims to showcase the best German photographers with their different takes. Here you can find 222 photographers in alphabetical order. Ken is represented with his work in the categories architecture, industry, interior, product, automotive and landscape.
More information: www.blickfang-dbf.de
Inside Rolls-Royce – exhibition at Saatchi Gallery London15. Dezember 2014
In a one-of-a-kind setting like the Saatchi Gallery of London, from 13th to 16th November 2014 visitors could experience a multi-sensory brand exhibition. “Inside Rolls-Royce” is a newly created event to share the art of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars with passionates. A first-hand look at the craftmanship, artisan skill and advanced technology employed by Rolls-Royce to create the best car in the world – all seen by the attentive eye of Ken Schluchtmann.
More information: Inside Rolls_Royce
Essay for “Architecture on the Web. A critical approach to communication”15. Dezember 2014
“The Value of the Image” is the title of the contribution architectural photographer Ken Schluchtmann has written for “Architecture on the Web. A critical approach to communication”, edited by Paolo Schianchi. A book which deals with the communication of architecture in the web era where the image has become an object. Photographers are fundamental to this new way of communication, because they are the ones with the tough task of displaying the content of the architect’s work.
Christ Jewellery15. Dezember 2014
Christ, German market leader for jewellery and watches and preferred partner for prestigious jewellery manufacturers and watchmakers has chosen Ken Schluchtmann as photographer of the new store concept. The company combines tradition and innovation in an exemplary fashion and wanted to create with Ken Schluchtmann a new imagery, underlining the brand’s vocation.
Douglas Perfumery – Warsaw, Duesseldorf15. Dezember 2014
The Douglas perfumery is Europe’s market leader and offers unique beauty products and the highest level of service. With a perfumery tradition that dates back more than 100 years you can find a big assortment of brands. Ken Schluchtmann has been invited for the shooting of the newly opened Douglas Perfumery in Warsaw, Poland and Duesseldorf, Germany.
Architecture and Landscape in Norway – book29. Oktober 2014
Ken Schluchtmann has completed his latest independent editorial project: “Architecture and Landscape in Norway”, edited by Hatje Cantz. The photographies in this book are the result of over 20,000 kilometres traveled in five years through the breathtaking landscapes of Norway, capturing innovative architecture along the Norwegian National Tourist Routes.
The hardcover book contains 160 pages with 106 illustrations and detailed maps to localize exactly the position of the spots he visited and photographed.
Clear images which transmit all the power of the unique nature, a kind of travel diary, showing Schluchtmann’s personal take on nature in dialogue with contemporary architecture.
You can get the book online at: Hatje Cantz
Architecture and Landscape in Norway – Collector’s Edition29. Oktober 2014
Passionate photographers can find – together with the book – a limited Collector’s Edition with C-prints. 5 prints, available either individually or as a set, “with the most fascinating landscapes of Europe” as Schluchtmann defines Norway. Including the prize-winning image of the viewing terraces by Norwegian architecture firm Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.
You can get the edition online at: Hatje Cantz – Collector’s Edition
Exhibition “National Routes of Norway”30. September 2014
A selection of 21 images of the above mentioned book is on show at ZeitHaus Museum, Autostadt in Wolfsburg. The exhibition “National Routes of Norway”, curated by Dr. Thomas Köhler, director of the Berlinische Gallerie, is open to all visitors of the ZeitHaus until January 2015. An invitation to visually explore Norway, because photographs tell more than words.
More information: Autostadt
World Architecture Festival in Singapore29. September 2014
After winning the World Architecture Festival in Singapore as Architecture Photographer of the Year in 2012 and 2013, for the WAF 2014 Ken Schluchtmann has been invited as jury member for the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards. Congrats to the winners, the British photographers Hufton & Crow!
More information: ArcaidAwards
Pop-up showroom and exhibition at the Gallery Weekend Berlin29. April 2014
The Hatje Cantz Verlag presents its traditional pop-up showroom in one of Isabelle Du Moulin-initiated pop-up gallery. Du Moulin shows in an unusual place paintings, sculptures, photographs and performances by renowned international artists. The exhibition is accompanied by various events.
Artists: Olafur Eliasson, Jürgen Mayer H., Wolfgang Tillmans, Thomas Ruff and many others.
We are proud to be part of this exhibition.
Vernissage: 30.04.2014 18-21h – Exhibition: 01.05.-15.05.2014 daily 11-20h
Bikini Berlin (Stairs beside the Zoopalast), Budapester Strasse 38-50, 10787 Berlin
more information: www.hatjecantz.de
Olympus OM-D Photography Playground15. April 2014
Artists: AlexandLiane, 3Destruct [ANTIVJ], Clemens Behr, Dean Chamberlain, Leandro Erlich, Philip Beesley, Anna Burns and Thomas Brown, Transforma and Maser
Location: Opernwerkstätten, Zinnowitzer Str. 9, 10115 Berlin
The exhibition runs until 25th May.
more information: photographyplayground.de
Images in cooperation with H.J. Roscher & Christina Stivali
Exhibition Building Images, London – the world’s best architectural photographers14. März 2014
Building Images is the inaugural exhibition at the Werkstatt and shows the breath and invention in both architecture and photography today.
The Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards started in 2012. This year’s prize was presented at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore and the judges were: Zaha Hadid, Ivan Harbour, Catherine Slessor, Eva Jiricna and Graham Stirk.
The exhibition will present nine shortlisted photographs including The Awards’ winner Ken Schluchtmann’s photograph of ‘Nasjonale Turistveger’ Trollstigen, Norway.
At 27th April Ken Schluchtmann talks to Catherine Slessor about his dramatic winning image that captures the synergy of nature and architecture at Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter’s viewing plateau in Trollstigen, Norway.
diephotodesigner.de become „World Architectural Photographer of the Year 2013“09. Oktober 2013
At the World Architectural Festival (WAF) in Singapore diephotodesigner.de become again „World Architectural Photographer of the Year 2013“ by winning the „Arcaid Images Archtiectural Photography Awards“.
“In Schluchtmann’s image the viewer experiences a sense of terror at how the raw power of nature appears to overwhelm the fragile manmade structures clinging to the cliff edge. Confronted by this elemental energy, humanity appears totally insignificant. All we can do is gasp in awe. It reminds me of that famous German Romantic painting by Caspar David Friedrich ‘Wanderer Above a Sea of Fog’. It’s extremely compelling and dramatic, yet it also has a quiet intensity and beauty in its muted colours and soft light. It doesn’t shout to get your attention but is nonetheless an exquisitely riveting image that touches your emotions in a way that goes well beyond its obvious technical accomplishment.” – Catherine Slessor, The Architectural Review
Winning the award for the second time (after 2012) makes us very happy. This even more as we got four pictures in three categories shortlisted. Many thanks to the jury rewarding our work in this way.
This year’s judges were: Zaha Hadid, Ivan Harbour, Catherine Slessor, Eva Jiricna and Graham Stirk.
GEO SPECIAL NORWAY22. August 2013
diephotodesigner.de become part of „WE Create Berlin“23. Juli 2013
WE CREATE BERLIN – THE INTERDISCIPLINARY DESIGN SHOW OF CREATE BERLIN
This summer the design network CREATE BERLIN showed design from Berlin in all its facets. In a huge exhibition at the Automobil Forum Unter den Linden in Berlin more than 20 design studios showed their latest projects. The themes vary the wide range from architecture, productdesign, graphic- and motiondesign to photography.
Location: Volkswagen Automobil Forum, Unter den Linden 21, 10117 Berlin
Exhibition concept: CREATE BERLIN and Robert Eysoldt
Graphic Design: +Ruddigkeit
Exhibition design: studio brandt
WE CREATE BERLIN is a project from CREATE BERLIN in cooperation with the Volkswagen Automobil Forum Unter den Linden and supported by Trenntstadt Berlin and H.O.M.E. Magazine.
In cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.
more information (german): www.create-berlin.de
Liaogou River Business Park Jining, China07. Juni 2013
diepohotodesigner.de become part of „Blickfang. Deutschlands beste Fotografen“ (Germany’s best photographers)14. Mai 2013
Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.
more information: www.blickfang-dbf.de
diephotodesigner.de become „World Architectural Photographer of the Year 2012“22. Oktober 2012
At the World Architectural Festival (WAF) in Singapore diephotodesigner.de becomes „The World Architectural Photographer of the Year 2012“ by winning the „Arcaid Images Archtiectural Photography Awards (AAPA)“.
„… Well done, direct from Singapore, and on behalf of the whole Arcaid team. Indeed, your winning entry was the overwhelming choice of the illustrious judging team as having captured both building,especially context.
Your double win (You won the Sense of Place Category too) has just been warmly applauded by a packed hall of over 700 World Architecture Festival attendees.
You fought off 60 other entries and some very stiff competition from very well known architectural photographers.
Congratulations on your deserved win,
Architecture: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
More information: arcaidimages.com
The Trollstigen Project01. Oktober 2012
The project enhance the experience of the Norwegian Trollstigen plateau’s location and nature. Thoughtfulness regarding features and materials underscores the site’s temper and character, and well-adapted, functional facilities augment the visitor’s experience. The architecture is to be characterised by clear and precise transitions between planned zones and the natural landscape. Through the notion of water as a dynamic element – from snow, to running and then falling water – and rock as a static element, the project creates a series of prepositional relations that describe and magnify the unique spatiality of the site.
Architecture: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
diephotodesigner.de become 2nd at „Black & White Spider Awards“03. August 2012
01 „2nd place – merit of excellence – professional architecture“ Reindeer Pavillon | Architecture: Snøhetta
02 „nominee – professional architecture“ Tungeneset | Architecture: Code Arkitektur
03 „nominee – professional still life“ 1C60 Triton/C-leg by Otto Bock GmbH
7th winners gallery
Langnese Café Zero17. Juli 2012
Thread22. Mai 2012
“Thread Family” is a set of small hight adaptable furnishings featuring a thread and seat lathed from walnut wood on a welded steel base. Main feature is the lathed upper part, consisting of a 40 mm thread cut from american walnut, connected with the seat by a visible and well crafted wedge-joint in a cross shape. All additional parts like feet and inner thread have been hand crafted from a non dyed technical polymer.
Images in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow and H.J. Roscher
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