Extreme precision, constructions with mastery of architectural lines, extraordinary proportions and perspectives, these are just a few of the elements that characterise Glenn Sestig. The Belgian top architect studied at the Henry Van De Velde Institute in Antwerp and starte his own architectural office in 1999. This stands for contemporary architectural visions. The work? Monolithic and intuitive, but always with a strong, refined architectural identity. Glenn Sestig’s obstinacy led to many unique projects. Imagicasa spot with him about his exceptional career.
Glenn Sestig sees himself as a designer-architect, specialized in new constructions, renovations and interiors. From product to commercial spaces, from residential to cultural projects and often in collaboration with the fashion and art world. He has a lot of friends and acquaintances in the fashion world that by chance ensured that one of his interior projects was picked up by Elle Decoration in Great Britain. That is when it all started for Glenn. Project after project came in. "A project must be interesting, as must be the client. If the project itself is interesting, that normally also means that the client is interesting, a very close cooperation is established which leads to a unique project. Projects with mostly artistic and eccentric clients with whom I have a special contact, are the projects I am most proud of."
"A project must be interesting, as must be the client."
Glenn is proud to include projects for Luc Tuymans, Raf Simons, Soulwax/2manyDJs and many others in his portfolio. Creating minimal spaces for art collectors and art dealers is now also one of the specialties of his architectural firm. Gallery Lannoo, Gallery Arocha Schraenen and several private galleries such as those of Luc Tuymans and Isolde Pringiers called upon the skills of Glenn Sestig.
"It is extremely important for us to realise a project under one vision."
For Glenn, interior and exterior are inextricably linked and must therefore merge beautifully into one another in order to create a Gesamtkunstwerk. "It is extremely important for us to realise a project under one vision, from the exterior to the smallest detail of the interior. We always strive to create the same atmosphere from the outside to the inside in order to achieve a perfectly coherent totality."