GRAFT

Profile of GRAFT, headquartered in United States. No project submitted by GRAFT has been published on Architecture News Plus (ANP).

[L-R] Thomas Willemeit, Gregor Hoheisel, Wolfram Putz, Alejandra Lillo and Lars Krueckeberg (GRAFT)
[L-R] Thomas Willemeit, Gregor Hoheisel, Wolfram Putz, Alejandra Lillo and Lars Krueckeberg – © Ricardo Ridecos (rickyridecos.com)

Principals

  • Thomas Willemeit
  • Lars Krueckeberg
  • Wolfram Putz
  • Allejandra Lillo
  • Gregor Hoheisel

Brief description

What is graft?

The English word ‘graft’ provokes a variety of meanings and multiple readings. In the terminology of botany, grafting is described as the addition of one shoot onto a genetically different host. The positive properties of two genetically different cultures are combined in the new biological hybrid.

GRAFT, established in 1998 in Los Angeles, California by Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz and Thomas Willemeit, is as a ‘Label’ for Architecture, Urban Planning, Design, Music and the “pursuit of happiness”. With further offices in Berlin and Beijing GRAFT, has been commissioned to design and manage a wide range of projects in multiple disciplines and locations. Alejandra Lillo became Partner for the office in Los Angeles in 2007, Gregor Hoheisel is Partner for the asian market.

With the core of the firm’s enterprises gravitating around the field of architecture and the built environment, GRAFT has always maintained an interest in crossing the boundaries between disciplines and “grafting” the creative potentials and methodologies of different realities. This is reflected in the firm’s expansion into the fields of exhibition design and product design, art installations, academic projects and “events” as well as in the variety of project locations in Germany, China, UAE, Russia, Georgia, in the U.S. and Mexico, to name a few.

Key projects

  • 2010 - W New York - Downtown, New York, USA
  • 2010 - Boulevard der Stars, Berlin, Deutschland
  • 2009 - Iveria Hotel, Tbilisi
  • 2008 - The Emperor Hotel, Beijing
  • 2007 - Pink Project / Make It Right
  • 2006 - Stack, Las Vegas
  • 2005 - KU 64, Berlin
  • 2005 - Loft Gleimstrasse
  • 2004 - Hotel Q

Industry affiliations

  • Make It Right Foundation Advisory Board Member
  • BDA, Bund Deutscher Architekten
  • Associate Member American Institute of Architects

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