Freiheit Berlin
Exhibition / StageCultural
Exhibition / StageCultural
Project typeMonument design
StatusCompleted
LocationBerlin, Germany
Time2018

In May 2018, a new monument championing Berlin’s spirit of freedom stands in front of the entrance to Berlin Central Station facing Washingtonplatz. The monument takes the form of the “be Berlin” campaign hashtag #FREIHEITBERLIN (FREEDOMBERLIN) in huge letters.

ADMIRALSPALAST
WorkAdaptive ReuseHistoric Preservation
WorkAdaptive ReuseHistoric Preservation
Project typeOffice building, new construction, refurbishment
StatusUnder construction
LocationBerlin, Germany
Time2017–2021
Size9,600m²

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.

Affordable Housing Namibia
Architecture ActivismModular ArchitectureResidentialUrban Planning
Architecture ActivismModular ArchitectureResidentialUrban Planning
Project typeAffordable housing, prototypical urban planning of 1,000 housing units
StatusOngoing
LocationWalvis Bay, Ongwediva and Ondangwa, Namibia
Time2014–2015
Size41m² apartments – 205m² housing units

Namibia is experiencing a housing crisis with half a million people living in unsafe shack settlements. The average prices for houses and apartments have become unaffordable for over 90% of the population. In a study commissioned by KfW Bankengruppe, GRAFT identified several approaches to reducing construction costs by up to 30% compared with the cost of a comparable National Housing Enterprise unit.

air taxi volo-port
BrandingMobility
BrandingMobility
Project typeVertiports, infrastructure, mobility architecture
StatusCompetition, 1st prize, together with GRAFT Brandlab and Arup
LocationWorldwide
TimeOngoing

The German urban air taxi company Volocopter has developed the first fully electronic, autonomous vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL), an ideal solution for use in urban areas. Together with GRAFT and Arup, the Berlin agency GRAFT Brandlab won the competition to design a modular vertiport concept for Volocopter.

Airport Expo Gardens
Urban Planning
Urban Planning
Project typeUrban Planning
StatusDesign
LocationBerlin-Brandenburg, Germany
Time2012

Masterplan for commercial development at BER Airport

almstadtstrasse graft
ResidentialHistoric Preservation
ResidentialHistoric Preservation
Project typeRestoration of a listed Baroque Palais
StatusBuilt
LocationBerlin, Germany
Time2011
Size510m²

Modern architectural insertions create a narrative throughout the building, blending smooth, metallic materials respectfully into the historic, textured and profiled building structure.

Mendoza
CommercialHospitalityRetail
CommercialHospitalityRetail
Project typeWinery, hospitality, retail
StatusIn progress
LocationUco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
TimeOngoing

The Uco Valley in the province of Mendoza is located in the foothills of the majestic Andes Mountains. Wine produced in this region is considered among the best in Argentina. In this context, GRAFT was commissioned to design a unique location dedicated to wine production, based on the AQUI brand’s philosophy of bringing people together through wine. To underline this, the winery also offers guest accommodation developed around the idea of creating rituals for a community brought together by their passion for wine.

Art Cloud
Exhibition / StageCulturalArchitecture Activism
Exhibition / StageCulturalArchitecture Activism
Project typeCultural development
StatusUnfinished
LocationSchlossplatz, Berlin, Germany
Time2006
Size+1,000m²

The Art Cloud is a concept for a place characterised by separation and division that exists in the here and now but breathes the identities of times past.

Auenflügel
ResidentialUrban Planning
ResidentialUrban Planning
Project typeMasterplanning, single-family houses, mixed use
StatusDesign completed
LocationFalkenberg, Berlin, Germany
Time2012
Size16,000m²

As part of the development of the northern Ahrensfelder Chaussee on the outskirts of Berlin, GRAFT planned a new residential district that will provide space for up to 2,200 people in 750 housing units.

 AUTOSTADT ROOF AND SERVICE PAVILION
MobilityBrandingCommercial
MobilityBrandingCommercial
Project typeUrban Planning
StatusBuilt
LocationWolfsburg, Germany
Time2012–2013

Driver assistance systems, including automatic parking, traffic sign recognition and automatic distance control are increasingly common in today’s cars. The new ‘Ausfahrt’ at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg offers visitors an opportunity to try out these and other technical assistance systems in models manufactured by Volkswagen to help ensure safer driving in road traffic. With an area of 15,000 square metres, the new driving attraction was built in ten months and opened in August 2013.

BRLO BRWHOUSE
HospitalityModular Architecture
HospitalityModular Architecture
Project typeMobile brewery and beer garden
StatusBuilt
LocationBerlin, Germany
Time2016
Size1,821m² (GFA)

In Berlin, on the site of “Urbane Mitte” between eastern and western part of Gleisdreieck Park, a mobile brewery and beer garden designed by GRAFT has been erected in summer 2016. The building volume of BRLO BRWHOUSE combines gastronomy, events, administration and the art of brewery and is remarkable for its container architecture in modular design.

bab atlas
Hospitality
Hospitality
Project typeHotel and resort design
StatusDesign
LocationMarrakesh, Morocco
Time2012
Size40,000m²

Bayerhaus
WorkHistoric Preservation
WorkHistoric Preservation
Project typeOffice, retail, residential, refurbishment, new construction
StatusUnder construction
LocationBerlin, Germany
TimeOngoing
Size6000m² (GFA)

The Bayerhaus, a seven-story office block built as the administrative center of the Bayer pharmaceutical company in the early 1950s, was one of the first post-World War II buildings to be erected in West Berlin. It is now set to receive an extra story and a new side wing. In addition, the façade facing the rear yard, which was cladded with fiber cement plates in the 1980s, will be removed and re-rendered, restoring its original appearance, with its grid-like relief and large window openings.

BEIJING CHATEAU Representative party venue, company guest house, and luxury private apartment – these are the varying functions that the showroom for a large-scale development of high-end condominiums needed to fulfil. To this end, GRAFT developed a flexible plan, dominated by a dynamic sculptural element that separates the private rooms from the public reception areas. Semi-transparent spatial dividers, carved in traditional Chinese lattice patterns, can be used to quickly partition off the space for intimate family functions or to open it up for entertaining.
Residential
Residential
Project typeInterior design, loft
StatusBuilt
LocationBeijing, China
Time2006
Size450m²

Representative party venue, company guest house, and luxury private apartment – these are the varying functions that the showroom for a large-scale development of high-end condominiums needed to fulfil. To this end, GRAFT developed a flexible plan, dominated by a dynamic sculptural element that separates the private rooms from the public reception areas. Semi-transparent spatial dividers, carved in traditional Chinese lattice patterns, can be used to quickly partition off the space for intimate family functions or to open it up for entertaining.

bibliolounge
Product Design
Product Design
Project typeFurniture
StatusBuilt
LocationWorldwide
Time2008

Transitional fossils are evolutionary biological organisms featuring characteristics of two groups of living beings. However, they are not straightly related to these two groups, they could even be close relatives. Therefore, transitional fossils are also titled intermediate form or transitional form. Thus, they are organisms which unite characters of phylogenetic older and phylogenetic younger biological groups.

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