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