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Contemporary American + German Architects Practice

4 Mar 2017

GRAFT News

GRAFT Architecture – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

New Publication: GRAFT – Home. Story. New Residential and Hospitality Architecture

Covering over 500 pages, Birkhäuser’s new book GRAFT – Home. Story. offers a broad insight into GRAFT’s highly diverse “four walls”, showcasing permanent and temporary dwellings from detached houses to tower blocks and ultimately mansions and luxury hotels. GRAFT’s architecture reveals a sense of insatiable curiosity and eagerness to experiment – all the while foregrounding the unique aspects of each project and thus also the development of highly disparate spatial concepts.

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Platoon Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany – 9 Sep 2013
Design: Graft Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH
Platoon Kunsthalle Berlin
photo from architect studio

PLATOON KUNSTHALLE is designed as an experimental space for artists and creatives, and for the members of the PLATOON NETWORK. The KUNSTHALLE hosts art projects, workshops, and events. It also presents a multitude of creative and artistic projects that clash with the regular art-institutions.

Heinemann Duty Free Shop, Frankfurt Airport, Germany – 6 Sep 2013
Heinemann Duty Free Frankfurt Airport
photo : Gebr. Heinemann
With more than 11 million hectares of woodland, Germany is one of the most forested countries in Europe. Now another tree has taken root in the Heinemann Duty Free shop in Frankfurt. The architect’s office has brought a flavour of the forest to the regional products area – with an installation that is Made in Germany.

VW Autostadt Roof and Service Pavilion, Wolfsburg, Germany – 5 Sep 2013
Design: Graft Gesellschaft von Architektem / landscape architect wes Landschaftsarchitektur
VW Autostadt Roof and Service Pavilion Wolfsburg
image from architects studio

The firm was commissioned to remodel a former parking area on the site of VW Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany. The task was to create a quiet area where the buyer of a new car could get familiar with all the functions in an almost private atmosphere. The space had to be protected from rain and direct sunlight, while allowing enough daylight to avoid the usage of energetically expensive and unnecessary artificial light.

GRAFT Architecture Exhibition – 2012
AIT Architektursalon, Hamburg, Germany
GRAFT interior
image © the architectural studio
GRAFT Architecture Exhibition
‘GRAFT. DISTINCT AMBIGUITY’ – ongoing travelling exhibition
Architecture must improve our lives, not just in a functionally or artistically precise way. While searching for quality and beauty, complex shape and ambiguity are part of the essence of architecture that transcends the accurate and the distinct.

GRAFT Architects – Recent Designs

Buildings / Projects by this international design studio, reverse chronological:

Aria Pool Deck, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Date built: 2010
Aria Pool Deck
photo : Ricardo Ridecos
Aria Pool Deck
City Center is a mixed use, 18 million square feet, development by MGM Mirage that features buildings by several world renowned architects. The unique seventy-six acre urban resort is located in the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip and is a collection of luxury hotels, condominiums, casinos, shopping facilities, and entertainment venues. To date, it is the largest privately financed development in the history of the United States and is also the largest LEED Certified project in the world.

Radisson SAS Iveria Hotel, Georgia (not Georgia in USA)
Date built: 2009
Radisson SAS Iveria Hotel
photo by architects firm
Radisson SAS Iveria Hotel

Visionary Architecture Exhibition – GRAFT / 3deluxe, LUMAS Berlin, Germany
Date built: 2009
“Monster of Grace 3.1”
Visionary Architecture
image © architects, www.lumas.com
Visionary Architecture Exhibition

MIR Camelback House, Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, USA
Date built: 2009-
MIR Camelback House
photo by architects studio
MIR Camelback House
By April 2009 a total of 6 houses have been finished as part of the Make It Right Program in the Lower 9th Ward, the owners were able to move back and enjoy the benefits of their new homes. Two of these houses were designed by this architecture firm and chosen by the homeowners, as the process at Make It Right is individual choice of the design. 9 more houses are currently under construction, one of them also designed agai by this studio, 10 houses are in the permit process.

Steel-Innovation Prize 2009 for GRAFT and KANERA
“Kanera 1 D” – Steel-Doublesink awarded
Kanera sink
photo from architects practie
GRAFT design

GRAFT Architects – Key Projects

Buildings, alphabetical:

Chicago Union Station, Illinois, USA
Date built: 2008-
Chicago Union Station Design
image from architects office
Chicago Union Station : Architecture Competition entry

GINGKO BACCHUS Restaurant, Chengdu, China
Date built: 2009-
Gingko Restaurant Chengdu
image from architects
Gingko Restaurant

New Orleans Houses : Graftlab, Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Date built: 2008
New Orleans House
image from architects
New Orleans Houses

New Orleans Houses, Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Date built: 2008-
Graft with Brad Pitt
New Orleans Houses
photo : Megan Grant
Pink Houses
Louisiana Housing Development following Hurricane Katrina
For charity Make It Right – run by Brad Pitt, opened by Bill Clinton

Wuensdorf Kirche, Berlin, Germany
Date built: 2008-
Wuensdorf Kirche
image : graft
GRAFT Berlin : German church project – 1st Prize Competition

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Graft – Practice Information

Graft architecture studio based in Los Angeles, California, USA
Also, an office is located in Berlin, Germany

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GRAFT

GRAFT is a full service architectural firm with the collective professional experience that encompasses a wide array of building types including Fine Arts, Educational, Institutional, Commercial and Residential facilities. The firm has won the Honor Award 2005 from the AIA in Los Angeles, the Contract World Award 2005 and 2004, the Hospitality Design Award 2005, along with numerous other international awards and prizes.

This architectural studio was conceived as a Label for Architecture, Urban Planning, Exhibition Design, Music and the “Pursuit of Happiness”. Since the firm was established it has been commissioned to design and manage a wide range of projects in multiple disciplines and locations. With the core of the firm’s enterprises gravitating around the field of architecture and the built environment, the architecture studio has always maintained an interest in crossing the boundaries between disciplines and “grafting” the creative potentials and methodologies of different realities. This is reflected in the firm’s expansion into the fields of music, car design, art installations, academic projects and “eventings” executed by their in house production department as well as in the variety of project locations throughout the globe.

“Architecture is a deliberate recreation of a new and special reality that grows from our response to life. It cannot be copied; it must be created.”

GRAFT : New Orleans Houses – context




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