Luc Merx

Interested in the borders between architecture, design and art, architect Luc Merx founded his practice, Gagat International, in Rotterdam in 1999. In 2003, a grant from the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (Fonds BKVB) provided him with the opportunity to study the parallels between late baroque architecture in Southern Germany and the influence of computers on modern architecture. This resulted in the design and research project “Rococo relevance”. In 2007, he designed his first piece for .MGX, entitled Damned.MGX, based on this theme. Luc has taught at several schools, including the Universities of Technology in both Eindhoven and Darmstadt, and is currently a professor at the University of Technology in Kaiserslautern as well as head of the Maastricht Building Academy.

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