Graft (architects)

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Practice information
Key architects Gregor Hoheisel
Lars Krückeberg
Wolfram Putz
Thomas Willemeit
Location Beijing
Berlin
Founded 1998
Work
Buildings Hotel Q
The Emperor Hotel
MIR NOLA Shotgun
Projects The Pink Project
Design Kanera 1E

GRAFT is a design studio conceived as a ‘label’ for architecture, urban planning, exhibition design, music and the “pursuit of happiness”. Graft was founded in 1998 in Los Angeles, California by Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz and Thomas Willemeit, and headed by partner Alejandra Lillo from 2007 [1] until early 2011. A second Graft office was opened 2001 in Berlin, followed by a third office in Beijing in 2004, which is headed by founding partner Gregor Hoheisel.

Company history and statement of intent[edit]

The name GRAFT was derived from the terminology of botany, the grafting of one shoot onto another genetically different host. The practice believed that the traditional boundaries of architecture needed to be questioned, as it continually changes when it engages with global and local environments.[2]

Selected Projects[edit]

Current[edit]

Recently Completed[edit]

Awards and prizes[edit]

2013[edit]

  • 2013 Design Award of the Association of German Architects (BDA), awarded for GRAFT's KU 64 Children's Dental Clinic[5]

2011[edit]

2010[edit]

  • Contract Magazine's 2010 Designers of the Year [7]

2009[edit]

  • Boulevard der Stars competition, 1st place
  • Columbiaquartier competition, 2nd place
  • Kanera 1D, Steel Innovation Prize
  • The Pink Project, Gold, Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Thermopal Designers Collection, Red Dot Design Award [8]
  • Thermopal Designers Collection, nominee, Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 2009 American Architecture Awards, Make It Right Shotgun House
  • AR-Architectural Review Awards, Make It Right Shotgun House
  • International Architecture Award, Kinderdentist
  • Good Design, Kanera 1D
  • INDEX: Design 2009 Award, finalist, Pink Project
  • AIA Restaurant Design Awards, finalist, Gingko Restaurant
  • Illumination Awards, Award of Merit, Gingko Bacchus Restaurant
  • Gingko Bacchus, finalist, AIA Restaurant Design Awards
  • Gingko Bacchus, Award of Merit, Illumination Awards [9]

2008[edit]

  • Archip, Public Interior/Innovation, highest award for the Interior Design of KU64[10]
  • Bird Island competition, finalist
  • The Emperor Hotel, finalist, Best of Year, Hospitality/Hotel/International, Interior Design Awards [11]
  • The Emperor Hotel, finalist, Best Hotel Design and Best Guest Room, Gold Key Awards
  • Eric Paris Salon, honorable mention, Best New Retail Store, 5,000 sq ft (460 m2) or more, SADI Award
  • Graftworld, finalist, Innovation, 6th Saint-Gobain Gypsum International Trophy
  • Kanera 1E, Red Dot Design Award[12]
  • Kanera 1E, nominee, Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Kinderdentist, Best of Year finalist, Healthcare, Interior Design Awards [11]
  • Opticon, Grand SADI Award [13]
  • The Pink Project, Yellow Pencil, Environmental Design/Installations, D&AD Awards [14]
  • The Pink Project, Exhibit, Best of Year, Interior Design Awards [15]
  • The Pink Project, shortlist, Gute Gestaltung, Deutscher Designer Club
  • The Pink Project, selected for German Pavilion, XI Venice Biennale of Architecture
  • Studio Jeanot Simmen competition, 1st place

2007[edit]

  • Dalian Daily competition, 1st prize
  • Eric Paris Salon, finalist, Best of Year, Interior Design Awards [16]
  • Graftworld, 1st Place, Innovation, The Rigips Trophy
  • Hotel Q, Bar Design of the Year, Mixology Awards
  • Mercedes Benz&Maybach Trade Fair Booth, finalist, Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Samana Luxury Resort, Best Unbuilt Project, Hospitality Design Awards
  • Sci-Fi, Gold Medal, 20th Annual Exhibit Design Award

2006[edit]

  • nominee, Iakov Chernikov International Prize for Young Architects
  • HEWI Modular Wall, finalist, Best of Year, Interior Design Awards [17]
  • Hotel Q, True Stylish Hotel award, World Hotel Award
  • Mercedes Benz & Maybach Trade Fair Booth AMI 2006, Award der ausgezeichneten Messeauftritte, Category XL, ADAM Silber Award
  • Moonraker, finalist, Best of Year, Interior Design Awards [17]
  • Sci-Fi, Gold Medal, 20th Annual Exhibit Design Award
  • STACK, Best Dramatic Space, Boutique Design Award [18]
  • STACK, finalist, Gold Key Award
  • STACK, People's Choice Award (and finalist), Restaurant Design Award, AIA LA [19]
  • STACK, finalist, Fine Dining, Hospitality Design Restaurant Award
  • STACK, shortlist, Hotel/Restaurant, contractworld Award
  • STACK, Best New Restaurant, Las Vegas Weekly Readers' Choice Awards [20]

2005[edit]

  • FIX, finalist, Restaurant Design Award, AIA LA [21]
  • Hotel Q, Hospitality Design Award
  • Hotel Q, Travel and Leisure Award
  • Hotel Q, Best of Category, Floor Coverings, contractworld Award [22]
  • Hotel Q, ArTravel Award
  • Panorama Towers, Unbuilt Category, AIA NV Design Awards [23]
  • Wave of the Future Award

2004[edit]

  • Hotel Q, Auszeichnung, Hans Schaefers Preis
  • Hotel Q, Honor Award, AIA LA
  • Neue Sentimental Film Headquarters, 2nd Prize, contractworld Award
  • Panorama Towers, Unbuilt Category, AIA NV Design Awards [24]

2003[edit]

1999[edit]

  • International Baunnetz Competition, 3rd Prize
  • Marx-Engels-Forum competition, Lenne Preis, 1st Prize,

Exhibitions[edit]

  • Graftworld- Scenographic Architecture at AEDES, Berlin January-February 2007
  • After the Flood: Building on Higher Ground at A+D Museum: Los Angeles April-July 2008. Featuring Make it Right and Pink Project

Publications[edit]

  • Architecture in Times of Need, Kristin Feireiss, Publisher Prestel, 2009
  • Hatch: the New Architectural Generation,Kieran Long, Laurence King Publishers, 2008, ISBN 978-1-85669-562-6
  • Graftworld Aedes Exhibition, Published by Aedes, ISBN 3-937093-76-1

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GRAFT". Architecturenewsplus.com. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  2. ^ MISSION STATEMENT GRAFT, Graftlab.com. Retrieved 2011-12-04.
  3. ^ Project KU64 Childrens Dentist'
  4. ^ Project KU64 Dental Clinic'
  5. ^ AKG-Auszeichnung herausragender Gesundheitsbauten 2013 . Press Release (in German) Retrieved 2014-07-23.
  6. ^ GRAFT Architects win European Prize for Architecture 2011, Architecture & Design (Australia), 19 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-04.
  7. ^ http://www.contractdesign.com/contract/competitions-awards/The-31st-Annual-Inte-740.shtml
  8. ^ "red dot online: Building components". En.red-dot.org. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  9. ^ http://www.iesna.org/PDF/Awards/ia/2009%20Recipients.pdf
  10. ^ http://www.ku64.de/ku64/auszeichnungen.html
  11. ^ a b "Best of Year Awards". Interior Design. 2011-11-19. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  12. ^ "red dot online: Sanitary facilities". En.red-dot.org. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  13. ^ "Graft LLC's Opticon Store". Retailtrafficmag.com. 2008-09-01. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  14. ^ [1][dead link]
  15. ^ "Best of Year 2008: Projects". Interior Design. 2011-01-11. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  16. ^ "Best of Year Awards". Interior Design. 2011-11-19. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  17. ^ a b "Best of Year Awards, 2006". Interior Design. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  18. ^ Winners of the boutique DESIGN Awards Announced, Boutique Design (undated). Retrieved 2013-03-09.
  19. ^ [2][dead link]
  20. ^ "Awards Gallery - The Mirage Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas". Mirage.com. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  21. ^ [3][dead link]
  22. ^ "Programm - DOMOTEX". contractworld. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  23. ^ jmb (2005-11-01). "AIA Nevada Design Awards 2004 - Panorama Towers". Library.nevada.edu. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  24. ^ nevada.edu