Engineering from the inside out – a new approach to architectural projects
Jens Kulzinski explains, “We have to consolidate all viewpoints in an architectural project; that of the client, the designer and the contractors as well as the perspective of the cabinetmaker who has to craft the interior.” Jens knows what he is talking about. He first started his career at Deutsche Werkstätten as an apprentice (cabinetmaking) in 1991 and has devoted his career to the company and its work ever since. His responsibilities within the company have included design engineer, project manager and, since 2018, running the Deutsche Werkstätten Design and Build (D&B) business unit. When it comes to architectural projects, he has clear expectations. “In order to create the ideal interior space, it is vital to think processes through without losing sight of the desired outcome, from design and planning through to execution.” The aim is to create the perfect interior space and the best results can be achieved when the whole process is kept in one hand. Ideally, D&B is the main partner from the start.
However, if this is not possible, the company has the capacity and expertise to get involved at any stage of a project. Deutsche Werkstätten has more than 20 years’ experience in the field and a series of impressive architectural projects as references across Europe. Jens Kulzinski knows better than most that understanding the needs of the client is at least as important as a smooth and flawless construction process. When visiting a site, he always takes time to listen to the comments and concerns of the client. The owner often commissions the property for personal use and develops an emotional relationship during the construction process with the space he simply wants to feel comfortable in.