The banning of words like beauty, magic and amazement from the language of architecture is a mistake made in our time that can no longer be repaired. Active designing means looking below the surface, thinking into the future and taking artistic responsibility for the emerging generation. With UK, I have created a platform on which I, as a designer, can give my images and visions a home. And I call what feels so good about it “Urban Comfort”.
Building with Added Value!
Other people construct buildings; UK2 shapes living spaces so that after all is said and done, the client leans back and smiles. That is what we call the “Now-it’s-right moment”. Whether it be a new building, a further development or a refurbishment – at UK2, everything from the planning to the realisation dovetails perfectly, because it all comes from one source.
How can we find…? Who takes care of…? What if…?
Hundreds of questions! But first, take a seat and let us find the answers to them at our own pace together. We start with a free introductory meeting, and may possibly end with us taking care of the entire finished property. Because UK2 is at your side with our many years of experience, throughout all the phases of your construction project.
“There is no such thing as it can’t be done” – at least not in top-level architecture.
In a direct dialogue with your demanding customers, we put together individually tailored real estate concepts that make the customers one hundred percent happy. And for your everyday sales business we also find and formulate special selling points for any real estate project.
What is it that makes a hotel or restaurant successful? Well for one thing a well-planned functional design. And yet, studies show that this design profile is something that most operations lack. UK2 focuses on customer needs and trends, which results in unique design concepts with additional emotional advantages that can subsequently be profitably multiplied.
Senior luxury. With dozens or even hundreds of applications being received by some complexes, premium residences are adding fuel to the upswing on the quality real estate market, and the demand for individualised design concepts is accordingly high. Here too, UK2 designs projects with additional emotional benefits that can be multiplied profitably.
UK2 creates living spaces
Home and work are just two aspects of the totality that we call “life”. Regardless of whether our project is a hotel, retail or residential property, the human being is always first and foremost in our thoughts. The well-being a person feels in our buildings is an expression of their high idealistic value, which in turn significantly increases their financial value.
Designer, founder and Managing Partner of UK2
Architect and project manager
Laughing, loving, eating, sleeping, parenting or working – most of our lives takes place in rooms. My uppermost goal as an architect has always been that people feel sheltered, good and comfortable in the place where they spend most of their lives. So it was a stroke of good fortune that I met Ulrike Krages, whose understanding, ideas and values are exactly the same as my own.
Architect and project manager
“The future always begins with the next second.
The UK2 team, under the creative leadership of Ulrike Krages, is an idea-machine that surprises, inspires, thrills and confronts me with new challenges every day anew. At UK2, my responsibility is to align our company’s ideas with the needs and wants of our clients and regulatory requirements, thus guaranteeing approval and realisation with a maximum of feasibility and value.”
Engineer and project manager
Ulrike Krages is always about more than just building, she wants to structure holistic living spaces.
“Make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside” says a 5,000 year-old principle of Greek philosophy. UK2 applies it to our modern age, with every project planned in a close collaboration between structural engineering and interior design. In doing so, UK2 has established an entirely new approach that stimulates and motivates me every day in my work at UK2.
RELIABLE FROM ONE SOURCE!
What does UK1 guarantee you when designing your residential, commercial or investment property? First and foremost: reliability! Because all of the disciplines involved are under one roof at UK1 and they all pull in the same direction. Don’t exhaust yourself in a labyrinth of public offices and (in)competencies. Leave that to UK1 and devote your energies to your creative plans.
DESIGN WITH A FINGERPRINT!
Doesn’t every building and home you enter have its own unmistakable scent? For a personal ambiance that can be found nowhere else in the world, UK3 makes furniture by hand, in line with your desires and the possibilities of the available space. Your own world of ideas, shapes and colours. Let yourself be fascinated.
KITCHEN CONCEPTS FOR CONNOISSEURS!
Is a kitchen only there to prepare meals, or is it part of our lifestyle? Not only oysters and lobsters come together in our hand-made kitchens, but also guests and their hosts – for convivial hours that pass like minutes. Do you seek the perfect symbiosis of cooking and living? Then we are sure you will find an irresistible recipe for your ideas at UK4.
THE ARTISTRY LIES IN THE SENSES!
What is the secret that transforms a house into a home? Initially conceived for professional environments, UK5 now also makes all five senses a topic for homes. With exclusive collections and its own creations, UK5 provides unforgettable features. Have we piqued your curiosity? Then follow your 6th sense …
UK² Architektur & Design GmbH
- 20149 Hamburg
- Phone + 49 40 46 09 87 – 16
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