The book presents buildings by GRAFT in the fields of culture, offices, brand architecture, retail, and mobility. It contains about forty generously illustrated projects that document a wide range of work in which the respective corporate culture is incorporated in GRAFT’s sophisticated architectural language. Dialectic essays focus on the practice’s key themes, such as the debate on urban identity or mobility transition.
In a joint production with the Zukunftsinstitut, GRAFT has published FUTOPOLIS, a detailed examination of the megatrend urbanization.
In 2018, Germany will be reunified for 28 years–exactly as long as the inner German border wall (1961–1989) existed. In the German Pavilion at the 2018 Architecture Biennale in Venice, GRAFT architects–Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz and Thomas Willemeit–together with the German politician Marianne Birthler take this parallel as an opportunity to explore the effects of division and the process of healing as a dynamic spatial phenomenon.
Renowned publishing house Birkhaeuser de Gruyter presents the monograph GRAFT Home. Story. that shows a comprehensive overview of the firm’s work in the field of housing and hospitality.
Architecture Activism documents ten projects that specifically address social problems and societal needs around the globe in which architecture is used as a means of actively fostering the development of livable places and environments. Among them is SOLARKIOSK, a self-initiated project that empowers people in off-grid communities by bringing clean energy and light into darkness.
Published on 13 October 2015, the Immobilienreport 2016 was written by GRAFT on behalf of the Zukunftsinstitut think-tank agency in Frankfurt. The publication is the second study by GRAFT on trends in architecture and the real estate market and focuses on the increasing digitization of homes and workplaces, its impact on everyday life and the built environment.
Published in September 2014, the Immobilienreport 2015 was written by GRAFT for the Zukunftsinstitut think-tank agency in Frankfurt. It examines the question of how the design of our public, commercial and private spaces can be used to shape our quality of living in the future?
Distinct Ambiguity is the first book to present GRAFT’s comprehensive body of work. It is structured into five thematic chapters that reflect the fundamental aspects of the collective’s inimitable approach. Each one – Ambiguity, Curiosity, Narration, Happiness, and Courage– is illustrated by stunning visuals of the work that best illustrates the concept, from the celebrated projects of the Make It Right Foundation in New Orleans to resorts in harmony with their natural surroundings, zero-energy villas, and whimsical home furnishings.
Architecture in Times of Need is the first book to document the projects and progress made by the Make It Right Foundation, established by actor Brad Pitt during the redevelopment of New Orleans’ vibrant Lower Ninth Ward which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
This book is the accompanying catalogue of the exhibition GRAFTWORLD, which took place at Aedes Architecture Forum with the generous support of Kristin Feireiss and Hans Jürgen Commerell.