LUX.LGE – light installation for light festival Geneva LUX

design: Ben Busche/ Brut Deluxe
team: Philip Baumann, Elisa Luda
client: City Council of Geneva
curator: Julien Pavillard / Congo Bleu
constructor: Ilmex SA
area: Rue du Mont Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland
year: 03 Dec 2015 – 06 Jan 2016 / five years
photography + video: ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzman / Rocío Romero)
Music: Kraftwerk – Radioactivity Dubstep Remix
status: temporary/ build

lux.lge is a light installation designed specifically for the light festival Geneva LUX by invitation and commission of the City. 48 chandelier-like light motives spread over Rue du Mont Blanc in an apparently random way. Though the light motives follow a scheme, each one is unique.
Our main interest while designing a light installation is the possibility of creating an artificial atmosphere that changes the perception of space. The artificial atmosphere evokes not only an intense personal experience but is also intended to manipulate how people move and interact in space by creating areas of different densities and altering colour schemes in order to perceive the installation differently at each point of view.
Our installations are generally inspired by, and recreate in abstract form, images in our personal reminiscence to give passers-by an intense atmospheric sensation that evokes these collective memories and experiences just by light.

Technical data / light motive:
height: 4,00m / diameter: 0,60m to 2,50m / weight: 22kg / power: 580W

Arquitectos: Brut Deluxe


calle Alburquerque 5 – 5 izq
28010 Madrid
tel: +34 91 442 76 74
mail: imad(at)


Schieβstättstraβe 24 RG.EG
80339 München
tel: +49 (89) 389 993 80
mail: imuc(at)

Brut Deluxe is an architecture and design studio headed by Ben Busche. Founded in 2004, Brut Deluxe operates today from two platforms in Madrid and Munich.

Brut Deluxe is focused on the investigation and creation of space and its atmospheric qualities. The projects oscillate between different scales of urban intervention: from ephemeral artistic installations to industrial design, construction design and urbanism.

According to project objectives, a multidisciplinary team involving architects, artists, designers and engineers are engaged in the design process. Brut Deluxe thrives on the international academic education and provenance of its team members.

Brut Deluxe is oriented towards the social, economic and aesthetic qualities of the projects and combines both scientific strategies and artistic approximations in the creative process.