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Making of: „Architecture and Landscape in Norway“

16. Juli 2019

produced by Christian von Manteuffel & Ken Schluchtmann
music by Race to Space, „Baikal“ (Electro Soul Remix)

watch on youtube

A life changing journey in pictures

16. November 2018



More than 20 years ago, Ken Schluchtmann undertook a journey that would change his life forever. What started off as an ordinary vacation evolved into an immersive experience, stepping inside an entirely different world featuring a visual intensity impossible to be captured in words.

Several years later – by then Schluchtmann had quit his law studies and was graduating from Lette-Verein Berlin as a photo designer – he specialized in architectural and landscape photography and began to develop the unique visual language that characterizes his iconic style. 

Since then, Ken Schluchtmann has returned to Norway more than 15 times and is now sharing the results of his trips during the past eight years. His exhibition „Architecture and Landscape in Norway“ at the Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies in Berlin is an examination of the country, its impressive landscapes and its contemporary architecture. 

04.10.2018 – 17.01.2019
Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies
Rauchstrasse 1
10787 Berlin

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Architecture and Landscape in Norway – the opening

16. November 2018


„… The Norwegian Embassy in Berlin is delighted to host the exhibition “Architecture and Landscape” by the photographer Ken Schluchtmann at the Common House of the Nordic Embassies in Berlin from October 4, 2018 until January 17, 2019.

The exhibition features photographs from architect and art projects along the Norwegian National Routes, which Schluchtmann has covered extensively over many years. With his photos Ken Schluchtmann sets a high standard for architectural photography, as well as for capturing the surrounding landscapes of the installations and buildings along the routes.

The exhibition is curated by Janike Kampevold Larsen, associate professor at the Institute of urbanism and landscape of The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. The exhibition project has been selected for the official program of European Month of Photography in Berlin, a testimony to the high quality of Schluchtmann’s work. …“

Aslaug Nygård
Embassy Counsellor and Head of Press, Information and Cultural Affairs

04.10.2018 – 17.01.2019
Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies
Rauchstrasse 1
10787 Berlin

More information:

Click – here – for the presskit


Architecture and Lansdcape in Norway – the exhibition

16. November 2018


„… Schluchtmann’s photographic eye harbors an astonishing precision. It scales and aligns – but it also imagines.
Architecture is always positioned in a landscape context, precisely scaled to an often impressive topology and view. Its shapes, materials and colors are allowed to play with elements and vegetation, and the photographer’s intuitive imagination makes both architecture and landscape perform, as built, human or animal.
The exhibition situates Ken Schluchtmann in a long tradition of landscape representation in Norway. …“

Janike Kampevold Larsen, Curator

„… The exhibition and graphic design concept plays with the depiction of the national routes of Norway that Ken Schluchtmann has travelled and photographed. The exhibition space is defined by black walls which follow the outlines of the landscape routes. These walls trace the photographers itinerary and provide changing spatial experience and surprising views for the visitors within the space itself. The exhibition creates a multilayered interplay of photography, perspective and the architecture of the Felleshus of the Nordic embassies. …“

Blue Scope Berlin, design agency

04.10.2018 – 17.01.2019
Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies
Rauchstrasse 1
10787 Berlin

More information:

Click – here – for the presskit


New project website

16. November 2018


To give you more information and deeper impressions about the project we created a special website.

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New web shop

16. November 2018


In the shop you can get the book of the project and a small series of selected fine art prints.
With buying any product you help the project going on.

To visit our webshop please click – here –


New exhibition presskit

16. November 2018


In cooperation with Christiane Bürklein an the Canadian company v2com we worked out a new presskit about the exhibition.
To see it please click – here –


FREESPACE – Impressions from the Architecture Biennale 2018

08. Juni 2018


Invitation to a conversation between Mario Cucinella MCA, curator of the Italian pavilion, Lars Krückeberg, GRAFT, curator of the German pavilion and Christine Edmaier, president of the Berlin Chamber of Architects about FREESPACE, with exclusive pictures from the Biennale preview by photographer Ken Schluchtmann – 13 June 2018, at FAB Berlin, Sarotti-Höfe

FREESPACE is the theme of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

The German pavilion, „Unbuilding Walls“, deals with a very special space, namely the former death strip that marked the division of Germany. Using outstanding urban and architectural examples, the curators of the German pavilion, GRAFT with Marianne Birthler, show how architecture can heal geopolitical „wounds“.

„ARCIPELAGO ITALIA. Projects for the future of the country’s inner territories“, as the Italian pavilion is called, is concerned with the revitalisation of Italy’s internal areas, away from the big cities and coastal areas. Under the direction of the curator Mario Cucinella, the design of FREESPACE is to become an instrument of discussion and help for the decision-makers and will thus figure out a vision for the future.

Christine Edmaier, President of the Berlin Chamber of Architects, represents the architects who deal with FREESPACE in its various outcomes in their daily business.
This unique confrontation between two national pavilions is accompanied by a selection of pictures made by Ken Schluchtmann, sharing his Venice impressions with the guests.

Join us for an Aperetivo Veneziano after the talk-

Wednesday 13th of June, 6.30pm

FAB Architectural Bureau Berlin
Mehringdamm 55
Sarottihöfe Hof 3
Berlin Kreuzberg

We are looking forward to see you. If you are interested please send a mail to: berlin@fab-architectural.com


Myanmar, the land of 1000 pagodas

08. Mai 2018

The TV series “Grenzenlos – Die Welt entdecken” featuring “Myanmar, the Land of 1000 Pagodas” was aired on Saturday, March 31 at 7PM on SAT1. Here you can meet Ken Schluchtmann on board of SY Meltemi, a modern catamaran from BurmaBoating.com, exploring the Mergui Archipelago along Burma’s southern coast. It’s seven years Ken travels to this country which only recently opened to tourism and since then he is capturing the ongoing change with dedicated photo reportages.

He met the Moken, one of the few remaining hunter-gatherer populations in Southeast Asia who have made the sea their home. In Myanmar there live approximately 3,000 Moken on the 800 island of the Mergui Archipelago of overwhelming beauty but yet one of the least touristic places in South-East Asia because of the long closure of Myanmar’s frontiers.

watch the documentation on youtube

Hotel Juvet, Norway

10. April 2018


The Juvet Landscape Hotel designed by architects Jensen & Skodvin is located in a nature reserve in Åndalsnes, a town in north-western Norway near the Gudbrandsjuvet gorge and its spectacular waterfall. It is located on the scenic road towards Trollstigen, another great destination for nature lovers. At the Juvet Landscape Hotel the rooms are scattered across the site to conserve the landscape and the concept of sustainability goes beyond the classic criteria of reducing energy consumption and using renewable materials.

The real beauty of this place is expertly rendered in the previously unpublished images by the photographer Ken Schluchtmann, who went back to Norway last summer to complete his photography project called “Architecture and Landscape in Norway”. Schluchtmann has been coming here for eight years to document the architecture and artworks popping up along the famous National Landscape Routes for a unique visual narrative that showcases the natural and architectural beauties of Norway.

Architecture: Jensen & Skodvin


Myanmar – Mergui Archipelago 01

22. März 2018


The TV series “Grenzenlos – Die Welt entdecken” featuring “Myanmar, the Land of 1000 Pagodas” will be aired on Saturday, March 31 at 7PM on SAT1. Here you can meet Ken Schluchtmann on board of SY Meltemi, a modern catamaran from BurmaBoating.com, exploring the Mergui Archipelago along Burma’s southern coast. It’s seven years Ken travels to this country which only recently opened to tourism and since then he is capturing the ongoing change with dedicated photo reportages.
He met the Moken, one of the few remaining hunter-gatherer populations in Southeast Asia who have made the sea their home. In Myanmar there live approximately 3,000 Moken on the 800 island of the Mergui Archipelago of overwhelming beauty but yet one of the least touristic places in South-East Asia because of the long closure of Myanmar’s frontiers.


BMW Luxury Excellence Pavillon – Berlin, Warsaw, Toronto, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur

22. März 2018


The BMW Luxury Excellence Pavillon is a temporary pavilion showcasing the BMW brand’s extensive expertise in contemporary luxury, innovative technologies, high-quality design and fine craftsmanship. The floating geometry of its timeless and elegant architecture has been showcased in several cities. Berlin, Toronto, Singapore and some weeks ago Kuala Lumpur have been the settings of BMW’s new approach to reach out to an urban luxury-conscious target group. Every setting has been pictured by Ken Schluchtmann with a particular attention to the urban context of the ephemeral architecture and the exhibited luxury cars.


Event “The Rooms – A Design and Food Experience”

22. März 2018

The founder of Berlin Food Week, Alexander van Hessen with Christian von Manteuffel and Ken Schluchtmann came up with the concept of the “The Rooms – A Design and Food Experience” evening, in collaboration with the team from the international architectural website Floornature and the gallery manager, Dorota Wisniewska. The event mission was to showcase the multifunctional and versatile reality of Berlin’s FAB Fiandre Architectural Bureau in Bergmannkiez, Kreuzberg in the world of Sarotti-Höfe.

It was a real voyage of the senses, where the location, the culinary delights crafted by chef Marcus Herbicht from Schmelzwerk, lights and sounds all blended together for a truly immersive experience.

IAA motorshow – BMW exhibition booth

02. Oktober 2017


“This is tomorrow. Now.” Following this guiding principle, the BMW Group’s exhibition at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) from 14 to 24 September showcases an unprecedented spectrum of topics, from BMW i and the latest products for the luxury segment, to BMW M, MINI and BMW Motorrad, as well as the latest developments from the world of mobility services.

The 10,500 m² booth in Hall 11 with its very dynamic architecture comprises highly emotive topic zones, generous aisles, extensive vistas and highlight spots. Details shown in the crisp photographs shot by Ken Schluchtmann around the Vision Loop, the core event area of the BMW booth, comprising 550 seats surrounded by a 150-metre circular track. All in the spirit of the mission of the BMW Group: redefining mobility and challenging the status quo.

Agency: Meiré & Meiré


BMW, IAA Motorshow Frankfurt a.M. – highlight presentation

02. Oktober 2017


Agency press conferences: Bluescope Berlin
Agency daily show: Meiré & Meiré


IAA motorshow – MINI exhibition booth

30. September 2017


More a street festival than an exhibition booth. The MINI brand’s presence at the IAA 2017 was an invitation to the visitors to immerse themselves in an urban setting with industrial-style architecture. The five MINI models (MINI three-door, MINI five-door, MINI Convertible, MINI Clubman and MINI Countryman) have been arranged in different “mood boards” all focussed on urban living. The highlights have been the smoothie kiosk with a street food festival feeling offering healthy drinks and there was also a real barbershop where male visitors could get a 30-minute styling and grooming session.

Concept: becc agency


IAA motorshow – Opel exhibition booth

27. September 2017


At IAA 2017 the agency VITAMIN E (Hamburg) has proposed an artistic and lively interpretation of the theme „urbanity meets adventure“ with its new Opel stand.
As with their first appearance for Opel at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, VITAMIN E’s goal was to turn the classic motor show into a brand owned platform with a friendly, authentic and very close brand experience that gives visitors the opportunity to experience the Opel brand in a special way.
In Frankfurt on a total of 3,300 square metres, the experts realised a collage-like urban setting for spatial communication, combining modern façade elements in concrete look with classical architecture and vertical gardens. Always in the spotlight: The world premiere of the new Opel SUV „Grandland X“ embedded in X-Ville, an installation offering far more than just a platform for the new innovative compact SUV.

Concept and design by VITAMIN E


Bentley Continental GT

07. September 2017


A unique visual interpretation for a one-of-a-kind car: Bentley’s Continental GT. The Continental GT with its unprecedented style is a phenomenally powerful, beautifully designed and exquisitely crafted car redefining what a grand tourer can be.

In a production in northeast Germany in early sping Ken Schluchtmann catched with his attentive eye the luxury feeling of this car conceived to delight every sense of its users.


Allmannajuvet Zinc Museum by Peter Zumthor

07. September 2017


During his trip to Norway this summer, Ken Schluchtmann stopped at Allmannajuvet Zinc Museum in Sauda.

The museum is one of the 10 largest attractions along the National Tourist Routes and was commissioned to Swiss architect Peter Zumthor by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration in 2002. It opened last year and aims to bring the history of the briefly booming yet now abandoned Norwegian Allmannajuvet zinc mine to a broader public.

The architecture consists in a combination of three sleek, minimal volumes and industrial aesthetics. Ken Schluchtmann is the first photographer who pictures not only the architecture but shares with us also its natural context for a better comprehension of Zumthor’s project


The Travel Episodes – Myanmar – Golden Times

07. Juli 2017

The Travel Episodes Burma

Myanmar from the North to the South. This time author Martin Schacht and photographer Ken Schluchtmann take the train to travel from Yangoon to the Golden Rock and Hpa An. The train is one of the last places where Myanmar preserves its “old” charme and old that is just five years ago when there were the first steps towards a normalisation of the country.

As in the previous episodes published in 2016, the text written by Martin is illustrated with Ken’s personal take on the beautiful landscape and amazing people, now enriched by short videos to get a better understanding of the overall atmosphere you can find in this picturesque places.

Click – here – to join the journey

Bentley Bentayga Diesel – South Tyrol, Italy

03. März 2017


The shooting of the new Bentayga Diesel, the first diesel in Bentley’s history has taken place in an amazing setting: Meran in the Italian Dolomites. Unique locations challenging the Bentayga, „a SUV for every kind of journey“ to show it’s particular combination of practicality, power and luxury with innovative technology.

The first stop was the famous vinery Manincor in Kaltern, the largest wine estate in South Tyrol, since 1606 a family operation with charm and personality – in legacy to the meaning of the family name itself because „Man-in-cor“ means roughly „Hand on heart“.

Then there was the Jaufenpass waiting for the Bentley Bentayga Diesel with its wonderful snowy mountain landscape on 2094 meters. Curvy roads for amazing photographs taken by Ken Schluchtmann from a flying helicopter to catch the very essence of the car performance with its refined 8-cylinder diesel engine.

The trip ended in the new luxury resort San Luis, opened just a couple of month ago at Avelengo not far from Meran. In the middle of a 40 hectares alpine park with a beautiful lake there are wooden chalets and tree-houses welcoming the guests in a minimal yet balanced and comfortable style in close relation to the breathtaking nature of the Dolomites.

A unique backdrop for a one-of-a-kind SUV!


Interview – BMW Luxury Excellence Pavillon during the 67th Berlin International Film Festival

03. März 2017

Hotel Nai Lert Park, Bangkok

25. Januar 2017


The green paradise of Swissotel Nai Lert Park, Bangkok

A photographer is never truly out of duty, even when on holiday. This is the case of Ken Schluchtmann who has been to Bangkok before heading to Myanmar where he is completing his photographic research with a special attention to the fast changes in Birmanian society and traditions.

During his stay at the Swissotel Nai Lert Park he caught the occasion to immortalize the hotel’s spectacular lush garden with over 32.000 square meters of tropical vegetation created on what was in the past a bus parking area.

It might be the last chance we have to see this green oasis in the heart of Bangkok because one of the first 5-star-hotels of the city, founded 36 years ago by the prominent Nai Lert Family, the first Thai developer who built his fortune in the first half of the 20th century, has closed. Once a very popular deluxe hotel which the interiors have been renovated in the early 2000’s by the architects Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown it has faced difficult times after the owners switched from the Hilton to the Swissotel chain, becoming just another victim of the ever changing tourism market.

Ken Schluchtmann shares with us his personal vision of a peaceful green oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, the inviting free-form pool, the well thought little rivers for a unique experience of relax we hope will survive the uncertain present.


Exhibition at Stuttgarter Buchwochen

06. Dezember 2016

The exhibition “Architecture and Landscape in Norway” by Ken Schluchtmann was one of the main collateral attractions of the Stuttgarter Buchwochen (9.11. – 4.12.2016) in the wonderful setting of the “Haus der Wirtschaft” in the very heart of Stuttgart. Norway was the guest land of the book weeks and the Royal Embassy of Norway in Germany invited Ken Schluchtmann to share his powerful images creating a unique visual backdrop for the visitors.

More information


Olympus Perspective Playgrounds and Fotokunstpfad Zingst

06. Dezember 2016

Since its beginnings Ken Schluchtmann is the visual messenger of the Olympus Perspective Playground. The integrated spatial communication campaign for the optical products of Olympus has started in 2013 and created more than 12 playgrounds and a whole “PhotoArtPath” (Zingst) with over 300,000 visitors in Germany, France, The Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland: one of the most successful marketing strategies of Olympus.
We have seen Ken’s pictures from Hamburg, Munich and Paris, just to name a few and now the latest one, the Playground in the Carlswerk in Kologne Muelheim. Curated by Regina Tetens with ambient installations of Numen/For use, Humatic, Doering/Lauber, Haruka Kojin, Martin Butler, schnellebuntebilder, Sibylle Oellerich and Katharina Göbel – all seen here through the lense of Ken Schluchtmanns well as the newly opened Olympus Fotokunstpfad Zingst in the famous holiday location at the Baltic Sea in Germany. Zingst is on the move to change in an open air exhibition space for international contemporary art inviting the visitors to interact thanks to the means of photography. New perspectives to be explored and documented with the help of a camera.

Agency: Vitamin e
more information: Persepctive Playground


Viva City, Berlin

06. Dezember 2016

Creating living spaces that meet the different needs of seniors is one of the great challenges of our times, considering that the population’s average age is increasing and the social structure is also changing.
The “Haus Mattiasgärten” facility of the advita association that provides services and care for the elderly recently opened in the Friedrichshain district in Berlin. It’s a 48-apartment residential building designed by con-tura architekten, with no architectural barriers, where each unit is between 25 and 53 square metres and the facilities include community spaces and “on demand” healthcare on the ground and mezzanine floors writes a whole new chapter for this category of architecture. It was built by developer Kondor Wessels at the entrance of the Volkspark park and near the Vivantes Klinikum hospital.

Architecture: Con-tura Architekten


Architectural Contest Next Landmark 2016

06. Dezember 2016

Ken Schluchtmann has been part of the jury of the architectural contest Next Landmark 2016 organised and promoted by the international architectural website Floornature.com. The Award Ceremony took place on 16 November 2016 at Fiandre Architectural Bureau FAB Berlin in presence of the winners of the 3 categories and the jury members.

more information


Stralsund Museum

06. Dezember 2016

The oldest museum in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the Hanseatic City of Stralsund is home to a unique Viking Gold Treasure. The treasure consists of 16 pieces of jewelry made of pure gold, an excellent example of Viking goldsmithery, attributed to the Viking King Harald Bluetooth Gormsson.
Since December 2015 the treasures are displayed as part of the Museum’s permanent collection. The whole exhibition space in the ground floor was designed by architectural firm neo.studio, specialised in exhibition design. The pictures tell about the magic atmosphere created by the award winning creatives who have developed a totally new exhibition concept that emphasizes the mystery around the Viking Gold.


Bentley Bentayga, Switzerland

28. August 2016


We have been shooting Bentley’s remarkable and imposing SUV, an incredible combination of luxury and performance during two road trips across Switzerland. In line with the pay-off “Wherever Bentayga takes you, it will help to see it through new eyes” we caught unique moments in the Swiss landscape, a wonderful backdrop for a car which is setting new standards in the SUV sector.


„Norway – Architecture, Infrastructure, Landscape“ – Conference and Exhibition in Milan, Italy

22. Juni 2016

Polimi Milano

Over summer, SpazioFMG, IrisFMG gallery and showroom in Milan is hosting “Norway, Architecture, Infrastructure. Landscape. Photographs by Ken Schluchtmann”, concept by Ken Schluchtmann, curated by Luca Molinari and Alessandro Benetti in collaboration with Christiane Bürklein. A journey to Norway as a theme in keeping with the season and a unique opportunity to get to know the majestic landscapes of Norway that multi award-winning German photographer Ken Schluchtmann has immortalised, as well as the ideas of the architects behind these infrastructures and the constructions that aim to promote tourism as a means of underpinning and supporting the local economy in Norway.

Every photographic project is accompanied by a folder containing technical drawings and detailed descriptions by the architects to provide all the information needed about the project, including its actual location. The exhibition set-up underscores the idea of the journey: wooden crates with the map of Norway are used as tables for the folders and reference the itinerant nature of the National Tourist Routes.

Once more it is the image – and therefore the photographer as mediator between architect and audience – becoming the messenger of the design idea. Ken Schluchtmann shares his visual narrative of a country begging to be explored: Norway.


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

From 23 June to 22 July 2016

SpazioFMG, Via Bergognone 27, Milan, Italy.


Nanjing Jiulonghu International Corporate Headquarters

26. Mai 2016


Nanjing TUSPARK is a huge urban project with a successful mix of business and leisure functions embedded in a green setting at the lake. The project by Shanghai based architectural firm LOGON thanks to very well balanced choices presents itself with a natural but sophisticated look. Three building types for individual spatial solutions and a close tie to the public areas, a connection between the City Centre, the new business area and Nanjing airport.

Architecture: Logon, Shanghai


Salon international de’l automobile Genève, Techrules

18. März 2016


The engineering company Techrules from Bejing has presented two concept cars with a compeletly new type of engine at the Geneva Auto Show: 1030bhp Turbine-Recharged Electric Vehicles (TREV) AT96 and GT96 with one of the most unusal drivetrain concepts and a theoretical top speed of 217mph all in carbonfibre.

Such unique supercars needed an extraordinary booth, designed by creative agency Blue Scope with offices in Berlin, Shanghai and Hong Kong. White Corian creates the right backdrop to underline the characteristics of the two cars in exhibition. The booth’s arc with the fins alludes to the turbines underlining the importance of the microturbines used to keep its batteries charged, which in turn power an electric drive motor.

Architecture & Concept: Bluescope, Berlin


„Inside Out“ – Palais de Tokyo Paris, Triennale der Photographie Hamburg

02. 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 movie

02. November 2015

Rolls-Royce – New ehibition concept

01. 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
Client: Rolls-Royce


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.

More Information:
tff rudolstadt


Jining Science & Technology Center, China

29. 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 Beirut

05. 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.

More Information:
Common Fest Beirut
Common Fest Facebook


Common Fest Beirut – Watch the Video

04. Mai 2015

Road to Mandalay

14. 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.

Click – here – to join the journey in english
Click – here – to join the journey in german


Interview with Sto Group

14. 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 London

15. 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.

Read "The Value of the Image" (PDF, 810 KB).
Buy the whole book at Libreria Universitaria.


Christ Jewellery

15. 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.


Architecture and Landscape in Norway – book

29. 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 Edition

29. 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 Singapore

29. 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 Berlin

29. 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


Exhibition Building Images, London – the world’s best architectural photographers

14. 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.

More information about the exhibition: exhibition
More information about the event: event


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.



22. August 2013


diephotodesigner.de are proud that their pictures are published on ten pages in the actual GEO SPECIAL NORWEGEN. They image the article about the norwegian nationalroutes and their viewpoints all over the country.


diephotodesigner.de become part of „WE Create Berlin“

23. Juli 2013



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


Galeries Lafayette Jakarta, Indonesia

14. Juli 2013


Architecture: Plajer & Franz Studio


Liaogou River Business Park Jining, China

07. Juni 2013


Architecture: Logon
Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.


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


Café Gaga Shenzen, China

29. April 2013


Architecture: Coordination


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,
Simon Brauner-Cave“

Architecture: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
More information: arcaidimages.com

The Trollstigen Project

01. 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

BMW 3 Series, Portugal

17. September 2012


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

More informations:
7th winners gallery

Langnese Café Zero

17. Juli 2012


Agency: COR!Berlin
In cooperation with Drik Daehmlow, H.J.Roscher & Christina Stivali


22. 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.

Design: Coordination
Images in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow and H.J. Roscher