magma architecture is a multidisciplinary architecture and design practice centered around its two founders: Martin Ostermann, who is an architect and designer, and Lena Kleinheinz, who was educated as a sculptor and architectural historian and has worked as an exhibition and interior designer.
As a team we seek to be part of a new paradigm within architecture – one that is expressionistic, rooted in non-linear form making, facilitated by new materiality and sustainable cutting edge technologies. At the core of our projects is a playful and meticulous exploration of space. This results in visionary buildings and breathtaking interiors creating a long lasting impression on their future users. Our clients are people who are looking for something radically different, something that gives them a unique identity.
All our past projects have received international architecture awards from highly acclaimed institutions such as the Royal Institute of British Architects; the American Institute of Architects UK; the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies; and the Westminster Society. Our projects have been nominated for the prestigious European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
They have attracted worldwide media coverage, starting with our first 150-square-metre installation in 2007 for an art museum in Berlin and culminating in our Olympic and Paralympic Shooting Arenas for the London 2012 Olympic Games. What all our projects share is our virtuous and unique concept of space.
Visit the Website: www.magmaarchitecture.com
GRAFT - conceived as a ‘Label’ for Architecture, Urban Planning, Design, Music and the “pursuit of happiness”.
GRAFT was established in 1998 in Los Angeles, California by Lars Krückeberg, 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.
Visit the Website: www.graftlab.com