Eckwerk soughts to find solutions to current social, economic and ecological questions.
The Luxe Lake towers are part of the Luxe Lake Ecological City development which features various types of residential and commercial waterfront properties within an extensive man-made lake landscape.
As part of an innovative business corridor in the northern area of Tbilisi’s city center, GRAFT developed a master plan for the Didube Chughureti District that creates a dynamic, scenic landscape and a healthy work environment featuring a wide range of activities for visitors and residents. The development comprises a series of buildings that vary in scale and composition, reorganizing the site while simultaneously meshing it with the existing urban fabric.
In the white city of Old Belgrade, near the banks of the River Sava, GRAFT transformed the historic building of the “Old Mill” into a 4-star hotel. The ambitious interior concept embraces the existing historical structure and enhances it with new materials, colors and shapes, bringing out its original qualities and creating a unique visual experience.
The Family House is a charity that provides space and a home for families whose hospitalized children are in the process of receiving medical treatment. The house, a dynamic bending structure, finds its resting position on top of a small hill in the surrounding topography.
With the inclusive mix of living, shopping, creative offices, galleries, hotels, restaurants, cinemas, and night clubs, DOWNTOWN strives to become the new 24 hour lifestyle centre of Dalian.
Yantai Qidi Science and Technology Park is planned as a world-class environment for technological development combining high-quality offices with living and leisure.
The AO-Project, a condominium in Tokyo, is an example of our approach to developing a design from internal and external parameters rather than according to preconceived notions of typology, visual language, or style. The project developed naturally in an evolutionary process, during which we designed the rules of interaction between specific parameters, rather than the object itself.
The W Hotel & Residences is the largest global-brand luxury hotel and residences project in downtown New York and the first W residential development in Manhattan. W Downtown is a 58-storey building with 255 hotel rooms, 233 condominium units, a restaurant, bars, lounges and open-air roof garden.
Conceived as a singular object, this project challenges the traditional city scale in a desert master development zoned for vehicles. While the density of program was a driving factor for this approach, it was primarily driven by the desire to create a large-scale interior world, detached from the surrounding developments.
The hotel and casino are a conversion of an existing 20-story high-rise building from the 1960s as a mixed-use facility. The project’s goal is to transform an urban landmark building of the so-called international style by anchoring it in the local environment of the city center and reconnecting it to the world of today.
GRAFT was commissioned to design all the public areas of this residential high-rise project and acted as a design consultant for the overall aesthetics of the towers. GRAFT designed a dynamic façade with a pronounced horizontal structure that reflects the idea of acceleration when passing by on the adjacent freeway.
Vertical Village is a residential, hotel, and entertainment development that harnesses the most powerful renewable energy source in the desert: the sun. Arranged to reduce solar gain and maximize solar production, the buildings are massed as self-shading slabs at to reduce low-angle sun penetration. A vast array of solar collectors is optimally angled toward the sun, facing the main public strip as a potent gesture of the development’s sustainable aspirations, which are confirmed by its LEED Gold rated performance.