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Designing out of responsibilty


Architecture Activism


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    Founded in Los Angeles in 1998, GRAFT is a global architectural practice which now maintains branches in Berlin and Beijing. The international practice, which is involved in architectural, urban, and product design – as well as branding – is known for its experimental and interdisciplinary designs as well as for its strong social commitment.

    The publication will document only projects characteristic of this social responsibility – it portrays architecture as an active tool for driving, in a global context, the development of places worth living in. One key project is the Solar Kiosk developed in 2012, a high-output, solar-based unit which is already used by many communities in Sub-Saharan Africa to secure their power supply.

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    GRAFT Architects, Berlin, Los Angeles, Beijing


    "[...] ein denkwürdiges, wichtiges Buch [...]."
    Gernhard Matzig in: Süddeutsche Zeitung, 18./19. Juni 2016

    "[...] ein lesenswertes und vor allem inspirierendes Buch, das die Kraft von Architektur aufzeigt und gleichzeitig als Aufruf an Gestalter zu betrachten ist, ihrer sozialen Verantwortung nachzukommen."
    In: Baunetz Wissen 05.08.2016

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