Designer(s): Wolfram Putz
Thomas Willemeit, United States
Category: , Professional
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The interior design of this Berlin loft is mainly characterized by the dynamic lines of
the open, bright space and the shape of the customized dark cubes.
Intimate and serving features, such as bathrooms, the dressing room and the kitchen, are
situated inside of and around the cubes. Due to their wooden surfaces, the cubes seem like
pieces of furniture the traditional fragmentation of spaces trough dividing walls become
The axes of the loggias towards the square in front of the building form the starting
point for the dynamics of the flowing interior. In order to visually support the sharp
lines of the cubes, all paintings or power outlets were integrated into the walls of the
The staircase from the loft to the upper floor/ roof terrace is decorated with an
individual and personal ceiling mural.
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 âLabelâ for Architecture, Urban Planning, Design, Music and the âpursuit of happinessâ. 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 firmâs enterprises gravitating around the field of architecture and the built environment, GRAFT has always maintained an interest in crossing the boundaries between disciplines and âgraftingâ the creative potentials and methodologies of different realities. This is reflected in the firmâs expansion into the fields of exhibition design and product design, art installations, academic projects and âeventsâ 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.