GRAFT Berlin - Los Angeles - Beijing

Architekten GmbH | Berlin | Seit 1998 | Angestellte 75

GRAFT Berlin - Los Angeles - Beijing
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GRAFT Berlin - Los Angeles - Beijing
Lars Krückeberg, M.Arch, Dipl.-Ing. Arch, Architekt BDA, Founding Partner of GRAFT

He studied architecture at the Technical University Braunschweig, Germany, the Universitá degli Studi di Firenze, Italy, and the German Institute for History of Art, Firenze, Italy. He graduated with a Dipl.-Ing. Arch in Braunschweig and received his Master of Architecture at the Southern Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, USA.

In 1998 Lars Krückeberg established GRAFT in Los Angeles together with Wolfram Putz and Thomas Willemeit. GRAFT has won numerous national and international awards and garnered international fame with a widespread following throughout its 10 year existence. GRAFT today employs 100 architects and artists worldwide.

Thomas Willemeit, Dipl.-Ing. Arch, Architekt BDA, Founding Partner of GRAFT

Thomas Willemeit studied architecture at the Technical University Braunschweig where he graduated with a Dipl.-Ing. Arch in 1997, and partook the masterclass for architecture and urban planning at the Bauhaus Dessau. Besides his successful career in the architectural field, he won numerous national prizes as a violin player and a chorister.

In 1998 Thomas Willemeit established GRAFT in Los Angeles together with Lars Krückeberg and Wolfram Putz. GRAFT has won numerous national and international awards and garnered international fame with a widespread following throughout its 10 year existence. GRAFT today employs 100 architects and artists worldwide.

Wolfram Putz, M.Arch, Dipl.-Ing. Arch, Architekt BDA, Founding Partner of GRAFT

Wolfram Putz studied Architecture in Germany at the Technische Universitäy Braunschweig where he graduated as Dipl.-Ing. Arch, at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City and at the Southern Californian Institute of Architecture, USA, where he received his Master.

In 1998 Wolfram Putz established GRAFT in Los Angeles together with Thomas Willemeit and Lars Krückeberg. GRAFT has won numerous national and international awards and garnered international fame with a widespread following throughout its 10 year existence. GRAFT today employs 100 architects and artists worldwide.

Gregor Hoheisel, Dipl.-Ing. Arch, Founding Partner of GRAFT

Gregor Hoheisel studied Architecture in Germany at the Fachhochschule Hamburg and the Technische Universität Braunschweig. Gregor Hoheisel became Partner for Graft in 2000 and became founding Partner for Graft Beijing LLC in 2004.

M. Alejandra Lillo, M.Arch, Partner of GRAFT

M. Alejandra Lillo received her first professional degree and license in Architecture at the University of Mendoza, Argentina, later pursuing a Master of Architecture degree at the University of California Los Angeles. As a designer, project architect and project manager she has worked on numerous international award winning educational, institutional, commercial and residential projects while practicing in Canada and the USA.

Profil

Das Architekturlabel GRAFT wurde 1998 durch Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz und Thomas Willemeit in Los Angeles, Kalifornien gegründet. Graft ist ein internationales Architekturbüro für Städtebau, Architektur, Design und „the pursuit of happiness“. Insgesamt beschäftigt Graft mit weiteren Büros in Berlin und Beijing weltweit ca 75 Mitarbeiter auf drei Kontinenten. Das Büro in Los Angeles wird von Standortpartner Alejandra Lillo geleitet, respektive in Beijing von Gründungs-Partner Gregor Hoheisel.
Graft zeichnet sich durch seine experimentierfreudige und interdisziplinäre Entwurfspraktik, und seine futuristische Formsprache aus. Graft's visionäre Designphilosophie beruft sich dabei auf einem der Botanik entnommenen Verfahren des Aufpropfens. In dieser werden die positiven Eigenschaften von zwei genetisch diversen Pflanzen durch das aufpropfen in einem neuartigen Hybriden kombiniert. Das „grafting“ versteht sich als das Verbinden von vermeintlichen Gegensätzen zu einem neuen, genetisch überlegenen Ergebnis.

Austellungen

2009
“Updating Germany”, Venezia goes Elbe, Hamburg, Pink Project
“Visions”, Florence, Pink Project

2008
“After the Flood”, A+D Museum, Los Angeles, Pink Project
“Updating Germany”, XI.Venice Biennial , German Pavilion, Pink Project
Next Gene 20, XI.Venice Biennial

2007
Pink Houses, Art Installation, MIR, New Orleans
GRAFTWORLD, Aedes Gallery, Berlin
GRAFTWORLD, Zumtobel Light Forum, Dornbirn

2006
NEW BLOOD: Next Gen, A+D Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles, USA

2004          
“Caboom”, Los Angeles, USA

2003
“Form & Function”, Guggenheim Gallery Chapman University, Los Angeles, USA
“Design Berlin, New Projects for a changing City”, Vitra Design Museum, Berlin
“Electric Bamboo”, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles

2002
“Between Heaven and Earth”, Talinn, Estonia
“The Controlled Space”, Artist’s Space, New York
“Baldwin Hills Art Project”, Baldwin Hills High School, Los Angeles

2001
“The Controlled Space”, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
“Surveyed Space”, Travelling Exhibition in Vienna, Berlin, Rotterdam, New York, Los Angeles
“SITE Santa Fe”, Fourth International Biennial, Santa Fe , New Mexico

2000
“SEEING” Exhibition for the Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art
“Taste is the Lack of Appetite”, Lecture-Tour through nine german Universities

1998
“designale”, nomadic furniture,design competition in Munich, special mention and exhibition
”Next LA”, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica
”Tools 2000”, UCLA