Susanne Fritz

Autor

Susanne Fritz
Zürich   Suiza

Exhibition: GRAFT Architects – Distinct Ambiguity


To graft is a way of rethinking the seemingly irreconcilable. On this basis, Gregor Hoheisel, Christoph Körner, Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz and Thomas Willemeit have developed complex fusion methods and reinvigorated the contemporary discourse of design and architecture under the label GRAFT architects for over 13 years.
 

Exhibition: GRAFT Architects – Distinct Ambiguity
Vertical Village, Dubai © GRAFT

The emerging team with offices in Berlin, Los Angeles and Beijing creates architectural hybrids which take up current cultures of taste and debates on method and reflect on political as well as aesthetic issues. What appears to be contradictory is reassembled in new and surprising ways. GRAFT are particularly receptive to future realities, in fact more so than most comparable architectural firms operating today.
Exhibition: GRAFT Architects – Distinct Ambiguity
Vertical Village, Dubai © GRAFT

In the winter of 2011/2012 GRAFT will transform the exhibition space on the Waldsee into a scenery for the 21st century. During the exhibition visitors can immerse themselves in the visionary worlds day and night and glean first-hand experience from their installations, pieces of furniture, objects and models of GRAFT„s take on current issues in architecture.
Exhibition: GRAFT Architects – Distinct Ambiguity
Bird Island family residence,energy-efficient housing, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2007-2010 © GRAFT

GRAFT see themselves as a global think tank for design strategies as well as a laboratory for the cultivation of future cultures. They make use of unusually open design practices, distilling inspiration from all spheres of life.
The exhibition entitled “Distinct Ambiguity” displays the entire spectrum of association on which the GRAFT-worlds are based. How does beauty come into being? How come they love a good story? How do you know style is the opposite of curiosity? How do you invent test strategies of forgetting? How does the ambiguously interesting enter the world?
Exhibition: GRAFT Architects – Distinct Ambiguity
Bird Island family residence,energy-efficient housing, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2007-2010 © GRAFT

The architectural idiom of GRAFT resembles a clever mongrel rather than a sophisticated, fancy breed. Their design process is uncluttered, largely freed of fashionable repetition. GRAFT develops “genetic bastards” in an attempt to break through the barriers of ideology and dogmatism.
Haus am Waldsee will edit an elaborate artist„s book to accompany the exhibition. It will include texts by GRAFT in English (together with a German translation) and will be published with Gestalten Verlag, Berlin.
Exhibition: GRAFT Architects – Distinct Ambiguity
Erics Paris Salon – Beijing Kerry Centre Peking, 2008 Foto: Yang Di © GRAFT

Exhibition: GRAFT Architects – Distinct Ambiguity
Extension dental clinic KU64, Berlin 2005 © GRAFT

venue

Haus am Waldsee
International Contemporary Art in Berlin Argentinische Allee 30
14163 Berlin
Tel.: (0) 30 801 89 35
www.hausamwaldsee.de

open

Tu - Su, 11am to 6pm, closed on Mondays

admission

€ 7 / reduced € 5

Supported by
Berliner Lotto-Stiftung, Freunde und Förderer des Hauses am Waldsee e.V.

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