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May 2024........ 20th Anniversay! 

A big thank you to all our clients who have placed their trust in us! Thanks to all the fantastic people who have collaborated in and with our team! Not forgetting the photographers, journalists and colleagues who made our work shine!

12 Dec 23..... We have created a new video channel on bilibili for our Chinese public

01 Nov 23.... It was a great pleasure for Ben to attend the 7th Wuhan Design Biennale in person at the invitation of the organising committee

24 Nov 22..... Iris installed in Madrid. Video online now. Iris is our new light installation for Plaza Canalejas, Madrid 2022

Feb 22...... Our new project in China, the LIGHT FLOWERS for Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, which we finished for Chinese Spring Festival 22, is online

18. Feb 22..... Bauwelt nº 4 2022 showcases our light installation for Leipzig 21 Ring (do, undo, redo) and includes a fondly and extensive interview of Ben Busche realized by Sebastian Redecke.

The video of Ring for Lichtfestival Leipzig is online!

09. Oct 21...... Opening of Ring (do, undo, redo), a commission by City of Leipzig for Lichtfestival Leipzig 21, designed by Ben Busche and Miguel de Guzmán. Lichtfest Leipzig remembers the demonstrations on 9 October 1989 in the East German city of Leipzig – a decisive catalyst for the start of the Peaceful Revolution that finally led to the fall of the Berlin Wall

21. May 21..... 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia /  >INCERTAINTY< at the Spanish Pavillion!

28. Jan 21.... Ben Busche speaks about kiosk m.poli and prefabrication at the webinar Prefabrication in the Public Realm, organized by Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Colombia University, NY, USA  (01:00 PM Eastern Time)

The video of our permanent light art installation YOYO for a student residency in Madrid is online! All about the project here

7 Aug 20, 10am MET..... Ben Busche participates in the live conference City with Light 

The video of our HighMileTree in Denver, CO, USA is online!

15 Jan 20... Ben Busche lectures at the UEM (Universidad Europea de Madrid), 10h. Thx for the invitation by Tomás Muñoz!

30 Nov 19... Brut Deluxe in the USA! Switch on event for the MileHighTree, in Denver, CO, our first project in the USA! We created the dynamic lighting program. Displayed till end of January 2020!

22 Nov 19.... Very happy to see our new light installation Laniakea shining in Plaza Canalejas, Madrid. And many other exciting installations throughout the city! More coming soon!

15 Nov 19... Ben Busche lectures at the UCM (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Master in Design, Faculty of Fine Arts. Thx for the invitation by Inma Maluenda!

BRUT DELUXE celebrates 15th ANNIVERSARY .....  We are euphoric.

Happy to announce and celebrate it with NEW light installations in the USA (YES!) and Europe. More details coming up soon!

Jul 2019... Diseño Interior 318 features various of our projects and includes a fondly interview by Mercedes Peláez López

Feb 2019.... our Silvana Light Maze is currently displayed right at the feet of Burj  Khalifa in Dubai.  We have been invited by Emaar Properties to take part in the Dubai Festival of Lights.

25. Feb. 2019.... By invitation of Antonio Bernacchi, Ben Busche assisted as visiting professor the 4th grade midterm review at the International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA) of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

15 Jan. - 26. Jan. 2019.... our Heofon Light Maze is part of the Winter Lights Festival at Canary Wharf, London, UK

18. Dec. 2019.... our light installations for Chinese New Year for China Resources Group have been switched on at the MixC Shenzhen, China. More coming soon....

29 Nov. 18.... Ben Busche assited to the PR event for the opening of our new diàn huā light maze for IFS Changsha, China

23. Nov. 18.... switch-on of Lucia in the Sky, our new light installation for Gran Via, Madrid, coinciding with the refurbishment of the street. Watch the video or get more details about the project

10./11./15. October 18, Madrid.. will take place the Workshop directed by Ben Busche at IED Madrid, as part of the Master of Lighting Design/ architectural lighting directed by Lara Elbaz

Aug 18.... our competition proposal for the 230 public WC units for Berlin is online

July 18.... Teaser video of our QuanXi Bridge project in China

26 June 18...... Jury session for the Project Class headed by Ben Busche at IED, Madrid, postgraduate Master of Creative Lighting (directed by Maja Petric)

Jan 18.....our light installation stellar has been featured in designboom, AV, gooood, divisare and many others. The video on Instagram has reached over 500k plays!

04. Dec 17... Brut Deluxe in the USA! We will present our proposal for an outdoor permanent art work / aerial sculpture located in Seattle, WA. RFP Invitation by Vulcan Inc!

01. Dec 17... Brut Deluxe in Brussels! Our new light maze Silvana is premiered this December in Brussels (Belgium) and Seville (Spain).

24. Nov 17... Our new light installation stellar for Madrid, calle Alcalá. Very proud to have been commissioned again by the City of Madrid to provide a design for this fantastic location. Watch the video!

05. Oct 17..... Brut Deluxe in the UK! Our new creation, light maze heofon (for Arro Lighting / fab. Ilmex) is now premiered at Light Night Leeds 17, UK

04./05./06. October 17, Madrid.. will take place the Workshop directed by Ben Busche at IED Madrid, as part of the Master of lighting design/ architectural lighting directed by Lara Elbaz

July 17.... our yǔzhòu light maze, created for Luneng Sanya Bay Light + Art Festival, is currently displayed at Chongqing MixC, China

28 June 17...... Jury session for the Project Class headed by Ben Busche at IED, Madrid, postgraduate Master of Creative Lighting (directed by Maja Petric)

07 Apr 17...... Our installation yǔzhòu is featured at the exhibition Game Changers at Somerset House, London, United Kingdom

Feb 17.... yǔzhòu featured in designboom, archdaily, gooood, AV and many others

Jan 17...... the video of our light maze installation yǔzhòu in Hainan, China for the Luneng Sanya Bay Light + Art Festival is online!

December 16, China.... Our three Xmas projects 2016 for Madrid featured in gooood China.

24. Nov. 16, Madrid ..... The Xmas lights in Madrid are on and we have participated with three new pieces for the city! We are especially proud for having designed the iconic Xmas tree in Puerta de Sol

01. Nov. 16, Brut Deluxe in China again..... opening of the two light installations we designed for the Luneng Sanya Bay Light + Art Festival in Sanya, Hainan, China


18./19./20. October 16, Madrid.. will take place the Workshop directed by Ben Busche at IED Madrid, as part of the Master of lighting design/ architectural lighting directed by Lara Elbaz

28. July 16, Shanghai, China.... Ben Busche is lecturing at the 2nd Chinese MeiChen Congress organised by International Mei Chen Art Club, Shanghai

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12 Mar 16... Opening of the exhibition Amie Siegel / Double Negative at Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, curator Yara Sonseca, for which we are proud to have been asked to participate in giving architectural support. Exhibition runs till 05th of June.

Dec 2015.... The video of our in lux.lge installation in Geneva is online! 

01.Dec.2015...... Brut Deluxe en Suisse! We are participating with lux.lge, a light installation specially created for the occasion, in Geneva LUX festival. Our first project in Switzerland!

01.Sept.2015..... our Munich office has moved to Westend: you will find us now in our gorgeous new office space in Schieβstättstraβe 24!

03-06. June 15...... Brut Deluxe with >>> moon at Invisible Cities >>> Urban Multimedia Festival, Gorizia, Italy / section Incontri with Marco Brizzi and Giovanni Corbellini

17.Apr.15..... review of Ben Busche/ Brut Deluxe in El Cultural >>> Juegos sin Fronteras by Enrique Encabo + Inma Maluenda >>> q.estudio, featuring our projects in Hong Kong and Madrid

17.Feb.15..... Ben Busche gives conference for  >>>  APDI  /// 19.30h at Roca Gallery, Madrid

february 2015....... our first project in China! >>> The wonderful and brilliant light maze parcours selfie park at New Town Plaza, Hong Kong,  video by imagensubliminal

december 2014..... moon featured in dezeenarchdaily, gooood and many others

december 2014....... moon by imagensubliminal in vimeo


Kick-off events on 28th of November.

10 years on the road ... and we are proud to announce we will celebrate it with NEW light installations in Madrid (Gran Vía) and Hong Kong, China!



publications (print media/ selection)


ELLE Decoration nº 223 (China), Apr 2023, Diseño Interior nº 351, (Spain), July 2022, Bauwelt nº4 (Germany), Feb 2022 / Interactive Installation Art & Design,  Art Experience driven by technology, (China), Artpower Int Pub Co Ltd, 2021 / Diseño Interior nº 340, (Spain), July 2021, igloo nº 201 (Romania), April 2021 / LUX nº 307 (France), Oct 2020 / Diseño Interior nº 318, (Spain), July 2019 / New Media Installation (China), Sandu Pub. Co Ltd, Aug 2018 / bob (South Korea), Issue 168, July 2018, Professional Lighting Design Magazine (Germany), Nº 105, March/ April 2017 / Casa Viva (Mexico), Issue 84, May-June 2017 / Lumínica (Spain), issue nº 31, April 2017/ bob (South Korea), Issue 152, Feb 2017/ AD (Architectural Digest, China), December 2016/ Ephemeral Architecture, Promopress Editions (Spain) 2016/ Public Art Now (Sandu Pub. Co., China), 2016/ AD (Architectural Digest, China), December 2015/ Atlas of the World Housing (South Korea) Damdi Publishing Co., 2015/ Installation Design (China) Hi-Design Int. Publishing Co, 2015 / el cultural (Spain) April 2015/ Public Landscape (China), Hi-Design Int. Publishing Co., 2014/ obstanovka magazine (Belarus), April 2014/ landscape architecture (China) nº 109, February 2014/ ecoms (Japan) nº 37, February 2014/ LUX 275 (France), February 2014/ modo de vida (Puerto Rico) December 2013/ landscape paving (China) Phoenix Publishing & Media Inc., 2012/ Urban Landscape (China) Hi-Design Int. Publishing Co., 2012/ DC diseño de la ciudad (Spain) Issue 81, March 2012/ DC diseño de la ciudad (Spain) Issue 79, September 2011/ AV Monografías (Spain) Issue 140 Obra Mínima, June 2011/ paisea revista de paisajismo (Spain) Issue 13, June 2010/ aishti magazine (Lebanon), Issue 47, April 2010/ casa viva (Spain), Issue 62, March 2010/ move – architecture en motion (CH), Birkhäuser V., February 2010/ Materia (Italy), Issue 65 Architetture Attive, January 2010/ Detail (Germany), Issue 12 Experimentelles Bauen, December 2009/ Domes (Greece) Issue 83, Vol 08/09, September 2009/ Indian Architect & Builder (India), Vol 22 (12), August 2009/ CAIS (Portugal), nº 142, July 2009/ amc (France), hors série lumiere, June 2009/ arhitectura (Romania) nº 73, april 2009/ Interni (Russia), nº 11, March 2009/ Spacecraft 2 (Germany), Gestalten Verlag, Berlin 2009/ Arkitekten (Denmark), February 2009/ Tasarim (Turkey), nº 188, February 2009/ b-guided (Spain), nº 38, winter 2009/ Topos (Germany), nº 65, December 2008/ Architectural Review (UK), nº 1342, December 2008/ Architectural Record (USA), nº 12, December 2008/ arq./a (Portugal) arquitectura e arte, nº 63, October 2007/ Arena (South Korea), August 2008/ Design Quarterly (Australia), nº 30, August 2008/ Detail (Spain), nº 4, April 2008/ c3 (South Korea), nº 281, January 2008/ domus (Italy), nº 910, January 2010/ Construir (Portugal), nº 114, November 2007/ Paisajes Construcción (Spain), nº 33, November 2007/ Diseño Interior (Spain), nº 183, October 2007/ arq./a (Portugal) arquitectura e arte, nº 50, October 2007/  Detail (Spain), nº 4, July-August 2007/ arq./a (Portugal) arquitectura e arte, nº 43, October 2007/ a10magazine (EU), nº 14, march 2007/ wallpaper (UK), march 2007/ Arquitectura COAM (Spain), nº 347, 1T 2007/ Arquitectura e Vida (Portugal), nº 58, March 2005/ Concursos COAM (Spain), Iluminar Madrid, Edt. F. COAM, Madrid 2005/ arq./a (Portugal) arquitectura e arte, nº 28, December 2004/ Bauwelt (Germany), nº 48/04, December 2004/ Concursos COAM (Spain), construtec 2004, Edt. F. COAM, Madrid 2004



exhibitions   (selection)


Game Changers, Somerset House, London, United Kingdom, April 2017 / Invisible Cities, Urban Multimedia Festival, Gorizia, Italy, section Incontri, June 2015 / 6th Budapest Architecture Film Days, Hungary, March 2014 / arq film fest, Santiago de Chile, Chile, October 2013 / Topos Landscape Award, Cracow, Poland, June 2010 / Expo 2010 Shanghai China, Madrid Pavillion, May - October 2010 / Premio Outros Mercados 2008, exhibited at Universidad do Minho, Portugal, November 2008, and Academia das Artes dos Açores, Portugal, December 2009 / Emerging Architecture 2008, RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), London, Great Britain, November 2008 / Perdidos, Fundación COAM, Madrid, Spain, May 2008 / emissâo zero, Ordem dos Arquitectos, secciâo regional sul, Portugal, October 2007 / Premio Outros Mercadus 2006, Delegación de Algarve, Portugal, October 2007, Centro Portugues de Design, November 2006 /  Tres Concursos, Fundación COAM, Madrid, Spain, May 2005



lectures + symposiums


Ben Busche has been invited to participate in talks and to lectures showing the work of Brut Deluxe by multiple institutions and universities over the last years, like Columbia University, NY, USA, RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) in London, Great Britain, UCM (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), International MeiChen Art Club Shanghai, China, AUS (American University of Sharjah) United Arab Emirates, Chulalongkorn University (INDA), Bangkok, Thailand,  San Pablo CEU University in Madrid, UEM and UEM Valencia (Universidad Europea de Madrid), IED Madrid (Istituto Europeo di Design), COAM (Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid), APDI (Asociación Profesional de Diseñadores de Iluminación), Madrid, Spain, FAUTL (Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa) in Lisbon, Portugal,  BDA Hessen (Bund Deutscher Architekten) and Instituto Cervantes, Frankfurt, Germany, among others.


Ben Busche is teaching postgraduate Master of Lighting Design at IED Madrid (Istituto Europeo di Design) with Lara Elbaz and Maja Petric since 2016.