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NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR SOLARFOUNTAIN

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In November 2016, the GRAFT project SOLARKIOSK founded the non-profit organization SolarFountain jointly with the Siemens Stiftung. GRAFT founding partner Lars Krückeberg is a board member of the NGO.

This month Marek Wallenfels became managing director of SolarFountain and assumed responsibility for the continued development of the charitable organization.

The mission of the company is to provide access to clean drinking water and solar energy to people who live in remote regions of Africa. Solar-powered kiosks equipped with water filtration systems are the focal point of its activities.

Please go to SolarFountain’s website for further information: http://solarfountain.org/

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WOLFRAM PUTZ STARTS DEPUTY PROFESSORSHIP AT RWTH AACHEN

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From summer term 2016 until the 31st of January 2017, GRAFT founding partner Wolfram Putz is going to be the deputy professor for Peter Russell at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany, at the Chair of “Computergestützes Planen in der Architektur” (Computer Aided Architectural Design).

With a lecture called “Architecture Activism” Wolfram Putz will introduce himself to the student body at the annual exhibition of the Faculty of Architecture on Friday, the 22nd of April.

http://arch.rwth-aachen.de/cms/Architektur/Die-Fakultaet/Aktuell/~jycg/Jahresausstellung/

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GRAFT LECTURE ABOUT ARCHITECTURE ACTIVISM AT ADC CONGRESS

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On Friday, April 22nd, GRAFT founding partner Lars Krückeberg is giving a lecture about “Architecture Activism” at the ADC Congress in Hamburg and explains how GRAFT approaches future topics creatively. The congress with the title “Heroes of Content” is part of the ADC Festival which is annually organized by the Art Directors Club for Germany (ADC).

For more information go to: http://www.adcfestival.de/kongress.html

 

ADC Kongress „Heroes of Content“
Friday, April 22nd, 2016, 9:30 am -06:00 pm
Gruenspan
Große Freiheit 58
22767 Hamburg

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GRAFT TREND LECTURE ABOUT FUTURE CULTURAL TOURIST TRAVELS

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On April 13th, GRAFT founding partner Wolfram Putz is giving a trend lecture about the future of tourism at the house of literature in Munich. The event “Kulturtourismus neu denken- Kulturtouristische Reisen im Jahre 2030” is organized by BAYERN TOURISMUS Marketing GmbH and Kulturgipfel GmbH. Several professionals will discuss about the future of cultural traveling within tourism.
For more information about the event go to: http://www.kulturgipfel.de/kulturtourismus-neu-denken

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DISCUSSION ABOUT REFUGEES AT LONG TABLE

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On April 14th, the ArchitekturPreis Berlin e.V. invites into the KutscherHaus for a discussion about housing and integration solutions for refugees . GRAFT founding partner Wolfram Putz and Dr. Gerd Ellinghaus will present the new firm “Heimat2” along with representatives from Berlin politics, real estate, and the construction industry.
For more information click on: http://www.architekturpreis-berlin.de/de/Programm/Das%20Kutscherhausprogramm/

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SOLARKIOSK CHOSEN AS NEW ENERGY PIONEER 2016 IN NEW YORK CITY

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We are very proud that our project SOLARKIOSK was announced as one of the “New Energy Pioneers 2016”. Along with 10 other game-changing companies in the field of clean energy and business transformation, the prize was awarded at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York City on April 4th. The New Energy Pioneer is judged upon the projects potential scale, innovation, and momentum. SOLARKIOSK was founded in 2009 as an off-grid solar powered infrastructure solution, offering clean energy, services and products. The company was founded by Andreas Spiess and GRAFT partners Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz and Thomas Willemeit. The design and technical components were developed by GRAFT.
Click here for more information about New Energy Pioneers

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DAM Award 2017 GRAFT News

GRAFT PROJECTS NOMINATED FOR DAM AWARD

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We are very happy to announce that our projects “Paragon Apartments” and “Family House Sankt Augustin” are nominated for the Longlist of DAM Award for Architecture 2017! 100 buildings were chosen and will be published by DOM Publishers in the “Architecture guide Germany” in time for the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Since 2007, the Deutsche Architekturmuseum (DAM) (German Architecture Museum) organizes the price for Architecture in Germany. In May, 20 out of the 100 projects will be shortlisted. In the beginning of September, all finalist projects will be visited and in January 2017, the winner will be awarded.

For more information about DAM click here.

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PANEL DISCUSSION ABOUT THE FUTURE OF WORK ENVIRONMENTS

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On April 1st Christoph Korner, Managing Director of GRAFT Los Angeles, will be part of the panel discussion “Meet the New Cubicle: The How-Tos For Cutting Edge Coworking Spaces” at BDwest in the Los Angeles Convention Center. He will discuss the future of work environments using current projects of GRAFT as examples.

 

For more information please go to: http://www.boutiquedesignwest.com

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VOTE FOR GRAFT AT “ARCHITEKTURPREIS BERLIN 2016”

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VOTE FOR GRAFT AT “ARCHITEKTURPREIS BERLIN 2016”

 

The two GRAFT projects “Parametrische (T)Raumgestaltung” and “Holistic Living” are listed for a General Public Award at Architekturpreis Berlin 2016!

The objective of the scientific research project “Parametrische (T)Raumgestaltung” was the development of two pioneering intensive care rooms that help to reduce fear, helplessness and stress through a holistic architectural approach.

http://www.apb2016.de/2016/Projekte/073/

 

GRAFT also designed plus-energy houses (one single-family house and 2 semi-detached houses), all of them environment-friendly buildings that join mobility, energy and health. The project is an unrivaled holistic approach that connects modern architecture, innovative building equipment, and e-mobility as well as sustainability and physical health. The houses even generate a surplus of energy that will be used to charge an e-car that the tenant rents with the house.
http://www.apb2016.de/2016/Projekte/075/

 

The Berlin Architectural Prize is given every three years to architects and their clients for outstanding architectural projects.

 

Please support GRAFT:

 

http://www.apb2016.de/2016/Projekte/073/ – “Parametrische (T)Raumgestaltung”

or

http://www.apb2016.de/2016/Projekte/075/ – “Holistic Living”

Look for the star in the right corner and click on “Jetzt abstimmen” (Vote now).

 

Thank you!

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GRAFT WINS COMPETITION IN TBILISI, GEORGIA

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The parking lot in front of Radisson Blu Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia, shall be transformed into a leisure area offering a comfortable sitting and relaxing area, retaining the parking lot underneath.
GRAFTs design for the transformation of the square was selected for the first place. The new Rose Square will connect the different levels and areas and lead the visitors to the underground center through a calm, elegant landscape. The urban flow of the square is directing East and West, creating rest areas. Through this intervention a multifunctional place is created, offering different features and facilities, awaiting to be embraced by visitors and citizens.

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HEIMAT2 – DIGNIFIED HOUSING SOLUTIONS FOR REFUGEES

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Looking at the unprecedented movement of refugees that Germany faces at the moment, GRAFT is taking its responsibilities as entrepreneur and contributes to the supply of dignified housing.

 

GRAFT founding partners Wolfram Putz, Thomas Willemeit and Lars Krückeberg were acting responsibly and founded “Heimat2” (second home), amalgamated with three other companies from the fields of project development and financing as well as communication. The project ”Heimat2” aims at erecting apartments in modular and system design to present a sustainable solution to hosting refugees and thus overcome the structural shortage of houses for them.

 

Included in the draft is the attempt to not just create living areas, but a livable residential village, something that can act as a model, something that is architectural appealing, integrative and allows a dignified life.
The first building will be realized in 2016 in Berlin and other locations. “Heimat2” is also working on other solutions in the international context, so that other countries will be relieved from the question of hosting refugees.

 

“Heimat2” is an amalgamation of GRAFT GmbH, COMTERRA CARE GmbH and LEPI Ventures GmbH in collaboration with Bernstein Group and H.W. Pausch.

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MEET GRAFT AT MIPIM IN CANNES!

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From the 15-18th March 2016 GRAFT will be at MIPIM, the international property fair in Cannes, France. You can meet us at the German Pavilion in Riviera 7.

GRAFT founding partner Thomas Willemeit will be available for meetings to uncover new opportunities for collaboration and future work. He will also take part at three panel discussions at the official program of the German Pavilion:

16.03.2016, 9:30-10:15

Breakfast-Talk: Connectivity + Neighbourhood: The Future of Achitecture and Real Estate in a Smart City

16.03.2016, 16-17:00

German Hour: Healing Architecture

17.03.2016, 11-12:00

Panel Discussion: Sustainable and Affordable Housing in Times of Need: Challenges and Chances
If you’d like to schedule a coffee, meet at the German Pavilion (R7.G38/19) or a formal event with our MIPIM team, please contact us at pr@graftlab.com

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GRAFT LECTURE AT GET ENGAGED CONFERENCE

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GRAFT founding Partner Thomas Willemeit will give a lecture on “Inclusive Architecture” at the first Get Engaged conference called “Space + Possibilities” this Sunday the 21st of February. The one-day day conference will take place in the newly redesigned Kabbalah Centre in Berlin.

Several speakers will take about the possibilities of creating spaces for communities that support tolerance, acceptance and the development of the individual as well as the collective.

The concept of the event is based on volunteerism in order to offer free tickets for everyone who is interested to attend, irrespective of their personal financial situation.

Find more information on the conference and tickets here:http://www.getengaged.de/conference

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GRAFT LECTURE IN MUNSTER

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Within the ninth season of the lecture series “Architektur im Kontext” GRAFT founding partner Wolfram Putz gave a lecture at the LWL-Landeshaus in Münster on 01.02.2016.He presented current GRAFT projects and took a closer look at the importance of architectural details, form the draft up to the design of door hardware.Parallel to the lecture, the manufacturer FSB presented their exhibition „Begreifbare Baukunst. Die Bedeutung von Türgriffen in der Architektur“ (Graspable Architecture. The Importance of Door Handles in Architecture), which also showed the new door handle designed by GRAFT.Together with the Association of German Architects (BDA Münster/ Münsterland), the Regional Association of Westphalia – Lippe (LWL) invites notable architects to present their work at this annual lecture series.

 

https://www.lwl.org/dlbw/service/veranstaltungen/architektur-im-kontext

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#INSTAGRAFT

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GRAFT extends its social media appearance with Instagram

As “graft.official” we are going to post images and videos from our office everyday life, the activities of our founding partners and the progress of our projects on a regular basis.
Beside our activities on Facebook and Vimeo, Instagram is the third social media channel we use to present our work.

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INSTAGRAFT

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GRAFT extends its social media appearance with Instagram

As “graft.official” we are going to post images and videos from our office everyday life, the activities of our founding partners and the progress of our projects on a regular basis.
Beside our activities on Facebook and Vimeo, Instagram is the third social media channel we use to present our work.

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