Aedes Architekturforum (c) GRAFT (c) Patricia Parinejad Photography
Detail of the model Russian Jewish Musem
Detail Youth Hostel Munich CARVING (c) GRAFT (c) Patricia Parinejad Photography
Detail view of the models for the projects bricks and Charlie Living
Detail view of the model of the projects Wave and Youth hostel Munich
View of the exhibiton space
The solarkiosk in the exhibition. Two people stand in fornt of the open counter
Looking at old GRAFT Websites (c) GRAFT (c) Patricia Parinejad Photography
Detail Solarkiosk (c) GRAFT (c) Patricia Parinejad Photography
Anamorphose (c) GRAFT (c) Patricia Parinejad Photography
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AEDES Architecture Forum Berlin, Germany

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.

The exhibition features a selection of residential, mixed-use and cultural buildings, each of which reflects the firm’s exemplary design strategies. In line with its multifaceted work, the show also sheds light on the topic of Architecture Activism and presents a prototype of the community-building Solarkiosk.

The first room of the exhibition (c) Patricia Parinejad

The first room of the exhibition is dedicated to the Solarkiosk, which, as a contemporarily designed intervention in remote regions of Africa, ensures a supply of energy, connectivity, and communication by means of clean solar energy and a sustainable, post-colonial social model.

Since its establishment in Los Angeles in 1998, GRAFT has become increasingly aware that the built environment can and must make a significant contribution to people’s happiness and quality of life. In light of the ongoing crises in the world, until today, the partners of GRAFT, Sven Fuchs, Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz, Georg Schmidthals, and Thomas Willemeit, see themselves called upon to take action.

The second exhibition room (c) Patricia Parinejad

In the second room of the exhibition, six different buildings are presented in an exemplary way, reduced to their core message, by means of large-format models. The projects – new buildings and revitalisations in the historical context – are concrete results of the abstract design strategies of Lofting, Tracing, Voxelization, Sectioning, Weaving and Carving.

Katalog Cover (c) GRAFT

Exhibition Catalogue
Taste Is the Lack of Appetite

ISBN 978-3-943615-82-1
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PUBLISHER // Kristin Feireiss and Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Aedes Architecture Forum
GRAFT TEAM // Maria Ludewig, Julia Metzger
TEXTS BY // Sven Fuchs, Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz, Georg Schmidthals, Thomas Willemeit, Alma Grossen
GRAPHIC DESIGN // GRAFT Brandlab: Prof. Nikolaus Hafermaas, Harold Kohn
PREPRESS, TYPESETTING // Proxi Design: Christian Schärmer, Reinhard Steger
TRANSLATION // Gareth Davies
PRINTING // Europrint Medien GmbH, Berlin

Katalog Cover (c) GRAFT

Fancy more? The GRAFT Behind the Scenes Thank You feature introduces the employees involved in the concept and narrates the process of creating the exhibition.

GRAFT Curators
Sven Fuchs, Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz, Georg Schmidthals, Thomas Willemeit
AEDES Curators
Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Mathias Schnell
GRAFT Project management
Maria Ludewig, Nora Zerelli
GRAFT Project team
Alma Grossen, Sarah John, Julia Metzger, Marta Piaseczynska-Karaivanov, Aleksandar Stankovic
Model making

Patricia Parinejad Photography