GRAFT LECTURE AT GET ENGAGED CONFERENCE

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GRAFT founding Partner Thomas Willemeit will give a lecture on “Inclusive Architecture” at the first Get Engaged conference called “Space + Possibilities” this Sunday the 21st of February. The one-day day conference will take place in the newly redesigned Kabbalah Centre in Berlin.

Several speakers will take about the possibilities of creating spaces for communities that support tolerance, acceptance and the development of the individual as well as the collective.

The concept of the event is based on volunteerism in order to offer free tickets for everyone who is interested to attend, irrespective of their personal financial situation.

Find more information on the conference and tickets here:http://www.getengaged.de/conference

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GRAFT LECTURE IN MUNSTER

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Within the ninth season of the lecture series “Architektur im Kontext” GRAFT founding partner Wolfram Putz gave a lecture at the LWL-Landeshaus in Münster on 01.02.2016.He presented current GRAFT projects and took a closer look at the importance of architectural details, form the draft up to the design of door hardware.Parallel to the lecture, the manufacturer FSB presented their exhibition „Begreifbare Baukunst. Die Bedeutung von Türgriffen in der Architektur“ (Graspable Architecture. The Importance of Door Handles in Architecture), which also showed the new door handle designed by GRAFT.Together with the Association of German Architects (BDA Münster/ Münsterland), the Regional Association of Westphalia – Lippe (LWL) invites notable architects to present their work at this annual lecture series.

 

https://www.lwl.org/dlbw/service/veranstaltungen/architektur-im-kontext

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#INSTAGRAFT

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GRAFT extends its social media appearance with Instagram

As “graft.official” we are going to post images and videos from our office everyday life, the activities of our founding partners and the progress of our projects on a regular basis.
Beside our activities on Facebook and Vimeo, Instagram is the third social media channel we use to present our work.

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INSTAGRAFT

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GRAFT extends its social media appearance with Instagram

As “graft.official” we are going to post images and videos from our office everyday life, the activities of our founding partners and the progress of our projects on a regular basis.
Beside our activities on Facebook and Vimeo, Instagram is the third social media channel we use to present our work.

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GRAFT PROJECT SOLARKISOK TEAMED UP WITH SES

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GRAFT project SOLARKIOSK teamed with SES to bring Internet to undeserved Communities worldwide.

SOLARKIOSK AG, the energy and business gateway to underserved communities worldwide, and SES Techcom Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of world-leading satellite operator SES, announced today that they have entered a new partnership to deliver high-quality connectivity to communities worldwide.

The partnership between SES Techcom Services and SOLARKIOSK is the first major step to deliver off-grid, connected solar infrastructure solutions for communities worldwide, targeting individual users, businesses, schools, medical centres and farms.

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NEW GRAFT COLLABORATION: YOUNG ENGINEERS FORUM

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We are happy about the collaboration “Young Engineers Forum” between GRAFT and BuroHappold Engineering!  Last week a group of 12 young engineers from BuroHappold came to our Berlin office to get an introduction to freehand 3d-sketching from Graftie Jerzy Gabriel.  We are looking forward to the next workshop this Thursday at BuroHappold where architects and engineers will speak about BIM Modelling.

Check out the talent of our freehand 3d-sketching teacher:

https://www.facebook.com/Studio-Rysunku-133667110036287/?fref=ts

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SOLARKIOSK AG

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SOLARKIOSK AG, the energy and business gateway to underserved communities worldwide, and SES Techcom Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of world-leading satellite operator SES, announced today that they have entered a new partnership to deliver high-quality connectivity to communities worldwide.

The partnership between SES Techcom Services and SOLARKIOSK is the first major step to deliver off-grid, connected solar infrastructure solutions for communities worldwide, targeting individual users, businesses, schools, medical centers and farms.

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OPENING OF GRAFT PROJECT “KABBALAH CENTRE DEUTSCHLAND”

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We are happy to announce the opening of the GRAFT project Kabbalah Centre Deutschland! It is a part of the new unique residential and commercial quarter with a mixture of historical architecture and contemporary reconstruction called BRICKS BERLIN SCHÖNEBERG, which will be developed on the grounds of the former Postfuhramt (post office) in Berlin Schöneberg.

The architectural concept translates one of the central ideas of the teachings of Kabbalah: gradual perception as spatial development along a path. If you want to find out more about the Kabbalah Centre Deutschland, please click here:

Kabbalah Centre Deutschland
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NEW GRAFT COLLABORATION: YOUNG ENGINEERS FORUM

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We are happy about the collaboration “Young Engineers Forum” between GRAFT and BuroHappold Engineering!  Last week a group of 12 young engineers from BuroHappold came to our Berlin office to get an introduction to freehand 3d-sketching from Graftie Jerzy Gabriel.  We are looking forward to the next workshop this Thursday at BuroHappold where architects and engineers will speak about BIM Modelling.

Check out the talent of our freehand 3d-sketching teacher
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OPENING OF GRAFT PROJECT “KABBALAH CENTRE DEUTSCHLAND”

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We are happy to announce the opening of the GRAFT project Kabbalah Centre Deutschland! It is a part of the new unique residential and commercial quarter with a mixture of historical architecture and contemporary reconstruction called BRICKS BERLIN SCHÖNEBERG, which will be developed on the grounds of the former Postfuhramt (post office) in Berlin Schöneberg.

The architectural concept translates one of the central ideas of the teachings of Kabbalah: gradual perception as spatial development along a path. If you want to find out more about the Kabbalah Centre Deutschland, please click here.

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GRAFT TREND LECTURE AT BFW ANNUAL RECEPTION

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This Thursday, December 10th, GRAFT founding partner Lars Krückeberg gave a lecture at the annual reception of BFW (Bundesverband freier Immobilien- und Wohnungsunternehmen e.V.). He spoke about design and real estate trends and their influence on our living environment. The BFW is a community between politics, administration, science and real estate industry. The event took place at BMW Lenbachplatz in Munich.

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HOTEL SPACE AWARD FOR OLD MILL HOTEL BELGRADE

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We are happy to announce that our project Old Mill Hotel Belgrade won an Annual Hotel Space Award in the 13th Modern Decoration International Media Award Competition. The GRAFT project was published in Issues no. 357 of the Chinese Modern Decoration Magazine and has now been chosen as a winner among 11 additional candidates out of competing 4,000 entries from 22 countries.

 

The International Media Award was founded by the Modern Decoration Magazine publishers in 2003 for giving awards to excellent interior design works from the perspective of media.

 

The awarding ceremony took place at the Hilton Hotel in Shenzen/ China on Monday the 7th of December. A summary of the event will be published in the January issue of the magazine.

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HOTEL SPACE AWARD FOR OLD MILL HOTEL BELGRADE

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We are happy to announce that our project Old Mill Hotel Belgrade won an Annual Hotel Space Award in the 13th Modern Decoration International Media Award Competition. The GRAFT project was published in Issues no. 357 of the Chinese Modern Decoration Magazine and has now been chosen as a winner among 11 additional candidates out of competing 4,000 entries from 22 countries.

The International Media Award was founded by the Modern Decoration Magazine publishers in 2003 for giving awards to excellent interior design works from the perspective of media.

The awarding ceremony took place at the Hilton Hotel in Shenzen/ China on Monday the 7th of December. A summary of the event will be published in the January issue of the magazine.

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GREENTEC AWARD: VOTE FOR “SOLARKIOSK”

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The GRAFT project SOLARKIOSK is shortlisted for a GreenTec Award 2016 in the category Energy! Together with nine other contestants, SOLARKIOSK has been chosen for the next phase. Only three projects however will be nominated for the final round. A jury consisting of industry, science and media representatives will choose two nominees. The third one will be determined in a public online voting which started on December 8th and ends on January 13th.

 

Every year, GreenTec Awards recognize projects and products which are setting new standards in terms of environmental technology and the promotion of an ecological lifestyle. Within the category “Energy”, the GreenTec Awards reward projects that identify smart approaches on how renewable energy can be made more efficient, applicable and innovative.

 

Look for the category Energy and tick the box next to the project name SOLARKIOSK. Scroll down to the end of the page and click “Jetzt abstimmen” (Vote now). Thank you!

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SOLARKIOSK FEATURED BY ALLAFRICA.COM

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The website AllAfrica.com featured the GRAFT project SOLARKIOSK: The article focused on Solarkiosk Kenya Ldt. as well as on the benefits for the people and the environment in off-grid communities all over Africa. Thank you AllAfricas.com – we are happy about the positive influence our design has in rural areas in Kenya, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ruanda, Tanzania and Ghana.

For more information please click here:

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GRAFT LIGHTING SYSTEM CAELA FOR ZUMTOBEL

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We are happy to announce that the new CAELA luminaire is now available via Zumtobel!

CAELA is a modular lighting system with Edge-LIT LED technology that was developed in close collaboration between GRAFT and Zumtobel.

The product group comprises wall, ceiling as well as pendant luminaires. Due to a very intelligent configuration of the components the luminaire has a maximum depth of 55 mm. It is also available as a round and square version. The casing takes a back seat in order to allow for a frameless, clear and elegant design that leaves maximum space for the emitting surface. A precisely processed diffuser material enables the exact dispersion of the light.

If you want to find out more about CAELA, please click on the link below

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GRAFT LECTURE AT MARTA HERFORD

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On November the 25th, GRAFT founding partner Thomas Willemeit was invited to speak at “Stadt und Vision. Herforder Architekturgespräche” at Marta Herford, a museum for contemporary art with focus on design and architecture. He gave a lecture on strategic urban planning and DIY urbanism: “A city will unfold its real strength if it does not fulfill a plan but meet its challenges and is ahead of each planning. Experimentiveness and strategic thinking is needed more than ever in order to face the challenges of housing shortage, social justice and refugee crisis.”

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GRAFT PROJECT “SOLARKIOSK” SHORTLISTED FOR GREENTEC AWARD 2016

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We are very pleased to announce that SOLARKIOSK is shortlisted for a GreenTec Award 2016 in the category Energy.
Every year GreenTec Awards recognize projects and products that are setting new standards in terms of environmental technology and the promotion of an ecological lifestyle. Within the category “Energy”, the GreenTec Awards reward projects that identify smart approaches on how renewable energy can be made more efficient, applicable and innovative. Together with nine other contestants, SOLARKIOSK has been chosen for the next phase.
Only three projects however will be nominated for the final round. A jury consisting of industry, science and media representatives will choose two nominees. The third one will be determined in a public online voting starting at December 8th.

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GRAFT TREND LECTURE ON THE FUTURE OF WORK SPACES

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GRAFT founding partner Wolfram Putz gave a trend lecture on Friday, November 20th at the Siemens Real Estate conference in Munich. Under the title “The Future of Work Spaces. Flexible Environments for Digital Nomads” he spoke about new working environments and how new learning and connectivity will change the real estate market in the near future.

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GRAFT LECTURE AT RAUMWELTEN

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On Friday, November 13th, GRAFT founding partner Wolfram Putz will give a lecture at the platform for scenography, architecture and media “Raumwelten”.
He will speak about building immersive environments and the processes behind creative ideas. The event will be held in Ludwigsburg, Germany, where an interdisciplinary team of designers created spaces for different processes and tasks.

 

Wolfram Putz “Building Immersive Environments”

Raumwelten: Plattform für Szenografie, Architektur und Medien

13 November 2015 15:45-16:15

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