Holistic Living

CompanyGRAFT Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH
Lead Designer
ClientWolfram Putz
Project LinkView
Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

GRAFT designed a single-family house and 2 semi-detached houses, all of them
environment-friendly buildings that join mobility, energy and health. The project is an
unrivaled holistic approach that connects modern architecture, innovative building
equipment and e-mobility as well as sustainability and physical health. The houses even
generate a surplus of energy that will be used to charge an e-car that the tenant rents
with the house.
Using renewable energy, the three building units fulfill the requirements of the quality
standard Plus Energy House from the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and
Urban Affairs.
The design of the houses guarantees highest architectural standards: smart floorplans
allow for private areas with panoramic views in the upper floors and large open community
areas on the ground floor. Indoor and outdoor spaces are scenographically connected in
these shared living spaces. The role model for future living was completed in spring 2015.


GRAFT was founded in 1998 in Los Angeles, California by Lars Kr├╝ckeberg, Wolfram Putz, and Thomas Willemeit and operates internationally in the fields of urban development, architecture, and design. The hybrid office with further locations in Berlin and Beijing is characterized by its innovative and interdisciplinary design method and its futuristic design language.