Company:GRAFT Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH
Designer(s): GRAFT, United States
Category: Architecture Categories, Professional
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GRAFT co-founded Heimat2 with partners Comterra Care, Lepi Ventures, Bernstein Group and
H.W. Pausch to provide dignified housing solutions for refugees in Germany that combine
short and long term solutions from typical disaster relief programs. The objective is to
build model residential villages that are socially inclusive and provide living
environments of the best possible standard. Apart from long-term tasks, the immediate goal
is to provide shelter and the perspective of a more permanent living situation.
In close collaboration with well-known charity organizations, Heimat2 invented a holistic
concept that offers excellent operators, communication on site and the opportunity to
flexibly enlarge the residential villages or later re-use them for another purpose.
The first building will be realized in 2016 in Berlin. Heimat2 is also working on other
solutions on an international level.
About the Designer/Company
GRAFT was established in 1998 in Los Angeles, California by Lars Krueckeberg, Wolfram Putz and Thomas Willemeit. Further offices followed in Berlin, Germany in 2001 and Beijing, China in 2004. GRAFT was conceived as a ‘Label’ for Architecture, Urban Planning, Design, Music and the “pursuit of happiness”. Since the firm was established, it has been commissioned to design and manage a wide range of projects in multiple disciplines and locations. 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. Our collective professional experience encompasses a wide array of building types including Fine Arts, Educational, Institutional, Commercial and Residential facilities. The firm has won numerous international awards. With a staff of talented architectural professionals and administrators, GRAFT has the resources and technology necessary to execute a project from programming to design and through construction, including construction documents, construction administration, and governmental agency review phases. GRAFT has rigorously undertaken an increasing role in programming, master-planning and urban design. Additionally, our firm maintains successful relationships, as needed, with associate architectural and engineering firms and specialty consultants.