Taste Is the Lack of Appetite is an exhibition on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of GRAFT and celebrates the curiosity for the special, the unique, and the unexpected.
Using respect for the existing building stock as a starting point, the LOVT project seeks to reframe and retell the historical narrative of the Werksviertel district, an area adjacent to Munich’s East station.
GRAFT was commissioned to convert and redevelop a former ice factory on the banks of the River Spree in the Mitte district of Berlin. Located close to the Ostbahnhof train station, the development features a new residential building with commercial units on the ground floor and an additional commercial building with underground parking facilities.
Together with Studio Aisslinger (concept) and Arup (structural planning) GRAFT was commissioned by .GUT green innovations to design the avant-garde project .GUT Am Flughafen in the southwest of the freight handling area of the former Berlin Tegel Airport, which closed down in 2020. As an anchor point for sustainable urban development for the city of the future, the former freight hall H will be renovated and redesigned as a workspace for startups, research institutes, innovation units and NGOs for an interim use of three to five years.
GRAFT was commissioned by Trockland to design two office buildings in the direct vicinity of Berlin's Ostkreuz. Close to the Mediaspree and the Rummelsburger Bucht, GRAFT is currently planning two innovative buildings, which will allow for new forms of working.
On the Hauptstrasse in Berlin Schöneberg GRAFT revitalized the historical post office premises, expanding it with two new buildings and converting the original rooftops for commercial purposes. Thus a 32,000m² modern ensemble accessible to the public was created comprising offices, restaurants, retail outlets and apartments.
DOXS NKLN will transform a former industrial recycling yard on the banks of the Neukölln Ship Canal in Berlin into a “Haven of Culture,” benefitting future users and the local community alike.
The German eVTOL design company Volocopter is a pioneer of Urban Air Mobility and develops fully electric vertical take-off aircraft as a mobility solution for use in urban areas. As a hub for the Volocopter aircraft, the VoloPort vertiport was devised by GRAFT in collaboration with Volocopter, Arup and Bayards Aluminium Constructies. The VoloPort is part of the Volocopter urban air mobility infrastructure network and acts as a gateway within the public realm. Suited to the constraints of densely populated areas, its compact, modular and expandable design can be employed in a variety of inner-city locations – either on the ground, on the roof of a high-rise building or on a floating, water-based platform.
The new Sara Hildén Art Museum redefines and complements the Finlayson factory heritage in the city of Tampere. The new showcase for the vast collection of national and international art serves as an accessible and vivid extension of the cultural life of Tampere. With the collection route climbing from the urban public space up to four exhibition levels, the new Museum exhibits art in the best possible ways, while featuring the surrounding landmarks of the city as pieces of art.
After winning a competition by the Feuersozietät Berlin Brandenburg, GRAFT has been commissioned to carry out the expansion and revitalization of its company headquarters in Berlin. GRAFT will complete the representative perimeter block at Am Karlsbad 4-5 in Berlin with the addition of a new-build ensemble. The site-specific architecture will reinterpret and reinforce the urban block structure and respectfully write a new chapter in the history of the existing listed building stock.
GRAFT was commissioned to design a villa on the tip of a cliff facing the southern Tuscan archipelago. The site sits underneath the ruins of an ancient Roman city, which governed the area 2000 years ago from its acropolis, 113 meters above sea level.
The world’s first retail outlets with Mercedes-Benz’s new brand identity can already be seen in car dealerships in Hong Kong, Beijing, Budapest and Istanbul. For three years, GRAFT has been working on concept development and engineering creating design guidelines and planning tools that will be implemented at sales and service locations around the world. The planning catalogue ranges from specifications for the facade and roof design to the interior design of customer contact areas, including media integration and furniture design.
GRAFT’s design for Villa K envisions a single-family home that offers space for both lively interaction and quiet retreat. It is based on a three-winged construction that creates three distinct exterior spaces.
GRAFT was commissioned for the renovation and expansion of the Admiralspalast, a prestigious, historically listed building complex located between Friedrichstrasse and Planckstrasse in Berlin-Mitte.
Inspired by the site’s intended use, GRAFT’s design is based on the core idea of a quantum computer: smarter, faster, more diverse and democratic communication. These concepts become the starting point for a new, innovative architectural aesthetic that offers maximum flexibility and networking capacity.