RELATIVE COSMOS – FRAGMENTED OIKOS
CulturalExhibition / Stage
CulturalExhibition / Stage
Project typeExhibition
LocationVilla Massimo, Rome, Italy
Time2019

Final exhibition of GRAFT founding partner Lars Krückeberg as scholarship holder at Villa Massimo, academic year 2018/2019.

Trilux Light Campus
WorkCommercialExhibition / Stage
WorkCommercialExhibition / Stage
Project typeOffice Building
StatusBuilt
LocationCologne, Germany
Time2017–2019
Size2,794m²

GRAFT designed the new campus of the German lighting company TRILUX in Cologne. The design of the rectangular building is strongly inspired by the client’s craft: light, refraction and reflections are reflected – in the truest sense of the word – throughout the building and its design embodies the precision of lamp manufacture. The continuous, staggered glass façade presents a changing pattern of reflections from different viewpoints and draws inspiration from the aesthetics of spotlight reflectors, which optimize the optical distribution of the light source. To achieve this, each façade module is rotated at the same angle about its central axis. The overall impression is of a monolithic building that produces different light and depth effects depending on the point of view.

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.

GERMAN PAVILION EXPO 2020 DUBAI
Exhibition / StageCultural
Exhibition / StageCultural
Project typeExhibition
StatusCompetition Design
LocationDubai, UAE
Time2018

In 2018, GRAFT took part in the public tender for the design of the German Pavilion at the EXPO 2020 in Dubai and made it into the shortlist of finalists. The design focuses on sustainability, one of the three sub-themes of the EXPO 2020 ‘Opportunity, Sustainability and Mobility’.

 UNBUILDING WALLS – GERMAN PAVILLON 2018
CulturalExhibition / StageInstitutionalResearch
CulturalExhibition / StageInstitutionalResearch
Project typeExhibition
StatusCompleted
LocationVenice, Italy
Time2017–2018

FROM DEATH STRIP TO FREESPACE For 28 years, Germany has been united – exactly as long as the Berlin Wall existed (1961–1989). On the occasion of this parallel, GRAFT and Marianne Birthler are curating the exhibition “Unbuilding Walls” at the German Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice.

georgian railway HQ graft
Urban PlanningHighriseWorkExhibition / Stage
Urban PlanningHighriseWorkExhibition / Stage
Project typeOffice, high-rise, master plan, urban strategy
StatusCompetition
LocationTbilisi, Georgia
Time2017

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.

Showpalace Munich Apassionata Equila Land
Sports and RecreationCulturalExhibition / StageBranding
Sports and RecreationCulturalExhibition / StageBranding
Project typeShow palace for a multimedia horse show
StatusBuilt
LocationMunich, Germany
Time2016–2017
Size5,000m² (GFA)

The Showpalast seats 1,700 spectators in front of a 40-metre-long stage specially designed for the unique horse show. The layout ensures that all visitors have a clear and close-up view of the stage due to the limited number of rows.

Urban Nation Museum
CulturalInstitutionalHistoric PreservationExhibition / Stage
CulturalInstitutionalHistoric PreservationExhibition / Stage
Project typeMuseum, exhibition space, refurbishment
StatusBuilt
LocationBerlin
Time2017
Size500m² exhibition space

The Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art—or Urban Nation Museum for short—is the first museum for urban art in Germany and is housed in a former residential building in the Schöneberg district of Berlin.

Viking Age Museum Oslo Graft
CulturalInstitutionalHistoric PreservationExhibition / Stage
CulturalInstitutionalHistoric PreservationExhibition / Stage
Project typeMuseum
StatusCompetition Design
LocationOslo, Norway
Time2016
Size13,000m²

GRAFT’s proposal for the Viking Age Museum in Oslo is located in a unique historic and spatial setting as part of the open-air museum on the Bygdøy peninsula. The rich and colourful history of the Vikings as told in the exhibitions of the Viking Museum unfolds as one progresses through the museum and across the site that the new extension occupies.

Platoon Berlin
CulturalModular ArchitectureExhibition / StageWork
CulturalModular ArchitectureExhibition / StageWork
Project typeExhibitions, Bar & Restaurant, Event Hall, Artist Studios, Office Studios, Workshop Room
StatusBuilt (dismantled in 2017)
LocationBerlin, Germany
Time2012

PLATOON KUNSTHALLE Berlin is built of 34 iso cargo containers. As icons of a flexible architecture in a globalized culture, the stacked containers form a unique construction that can be rebuilt anywhere else any time.

Platoon Seoul
CulturalModular ArchitectureExhibition / StageWork
CulturalModular ArchitectureExhibition / StageWork
Project typeExhibitions, Bar & Restaurant, Event Hall, Artist Studios, Library Lounge, Office Studios, Workshop Room, Roof Top Bar
StatusBuilt
LocationSeoul, South Korea
Time2009
Size415m²

PLATOON KUNSTHALLE Seoul is built of 28 iso cargo containers. As icons of a flexible architecture in a globalized culture, the stacked containers form a unique construction that can be rebuilt anywhere else any time.

Pink Project
CulturalArchitecture ActivismExhibition / Stage
CulturalArchitecture ActivismExhibition / Stage
Project typeRebuilding the Lower Ninth Ward, awareness campaign, exhibition design
StatusBuilt
LocationNew Orleans, USA
Time2007

In order to raise funds and create awareness, the Pink Project was designed to officially launch the rebuilding efforts and prepare the first financing of the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans after Hurricane Catrina.

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.

MERCEDES & MAYBACH CAR SHOW AMI
Exhibition / StageBrandingCommercial
Exhibition / StageBrandingCommercial
Project typeCommercial, trade fair stand
StatusBuilt
LocationLeipzig, Germany
Time2006
Size1,487m²

GRAFT’s stand design for Mercedes and Maybach sought to embody the brands’ prestige and self-confidence and marked a radical new approach to their commercial exhibition design.

Moonraker
CommercialExhibition / StageMobility
CommercialExhibition / StageMobility
Project typeResearch, experimental interior design installations
StatusBuilt
LocationBurbank, CA, U.S.A.
Time2006
Size1,100m²

GRAFT designed and built future ‘life settings’ as stages of visual communication. Like set designs, these interior worlds are erected within hangar or loft spaces as accessible statements, places of experimentation and inspiration.

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