Architecture meets craftsmanship
Ari Hantke | Dan Munteanu
Cherishing the details – valuing the Big Picture
Individual objects as well as multi-trade-assignments
Reproduction and replicas
Reconstruction and imitative re-creation of historical building elements and works of art
THE SACRED & THE PROFANE
Range of activities
Sacred and secular buildings
Interior and exterior restoration
Structural building elements: masonry · stairways · columns · capitals · cornices · fireplaces · profiles · gates · parapets · glazing
Decorative elements: furniture · lamps · vases · sculptures · blazons · mosaics · stucco · wood carvings · mural paintings
From small details to big projects:
Restoration is our passion
All-in-one: Comprehensive Project Management
Technical advice compliant with official restoration requirements
Conception and drafts
Implementation in the workshop or on site
Arts for Architecture
Gothic and Romanesque churches, Baroque and Renaissance palaces, Art Nouveau and Art Deco buildings…over the centuries, their beauty invariably begins to suffer.
Sometimes, damage is limited to a chipped mosaic, a faded wall painting or a broken marble parapet.
In other cases, missing decorative elements have to be replaced, e. g. by reproducing or recreating missing columns, capitals, stained glass windows, wrought-iron gates or ornamental carvings.
Some historical buildings are in such poor condition that the services of not one but several different trades are required: stonemasons, artistic wood-carvers, ornamental blacksmiths, glass blowers as well as plasterers.
Last but not least, architects and interior decorators sometimes have to contend with the wishes of a particularly demanding client: the interdisciplinary interpretation of a well-known work of art. In this case, a highly specialized artist may use a sculpture as the inspiration for a mosaic, a painting as the inspiration for a stained-glass-installation, or a drawing as the inspiration for a sculpture.
Arts for Architecture is an ideal partner for such missions. The experienced, tri-lingual architect Ari Hantke and DanMunteanuArt, a company which boasts no fewer than five trades under one roof, join forces to plan and carry out all kinds of restoration projects. These range from the repair, reproduction and imitative re-creation of individual objects made of wood, glass, metal, plaster, synthetic resin and natural stone to comprehensive project management of complex restoration assignments.