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  • Marvin Bratke

    Design Architect at GRAFT

    Munich, Germany

- www.marvinbratke.com - Marvin Bratke is German architect and designer, currently based in Berlin. He has received his diploma in architecture top of the semester at Fritz Frenkler’s chair of industrial design at Technical University of Munich [TUM] in June 2011. His ongoing research and design ambitions are focused on emergent technologies in architecture and industrial design, the digital methodology relating both professions and their application in performance-orientated, mobile and ecological building systems. Since 2013 Marvin is working as Senior Designer at MLAUS [Mediterranian Laboratory for Architecture and Urban Strategies] and as Design Architect at GRAFT, a young international architectural practice based in Los Angeles, Berlin and Bejing, which was established as a network of creative minds, exploring frontiers that merge future technologies with the patterns of organisation found in nature. In the office, Marvin is working on several projects of various scales and sectores in Germany, Saudi Arabia and the Netherlands focusing on cultural, transportation and office projects as well as advanced façade design and fabrication. His creations and ideas are greatly influenced by cultural, biological and technological environment with social aspects of 21st century context. Previously he has been working as Design Architect for LAVA [Laboratory for Visionary Architecture], freelancer at Hild und K Architects and Urban Researcher/Transportation Designer at GIST [German Institute for Science and Technology, Singapore].

Work Samples

  • Excess and Decay

  • Embrionic Resilin

  • Epiphyte Pavilion

Work History

  • Design Architect

    • GRAFT
    • May 2013 - Present (4 years 6 months)

    Design Architect

  • Senior Designer

    • MLAUS
    • Apr 2013 - Present (4 years 7 months)
  • Junior Architect

    • L.A.V.A
    • Jan 2012 - Apr 2013 (1 year 3 months)

    Design Architect

  • Architect/Industrial Designer

    • Freelance / Industrial and Graphic Design Services
    • Sep 2011 - Dec 2011 (3 months)


  • Freelancer

    • Hild und K Architekten
    • Sep 2011 - Oct 2011 (1 month)

    Freelancing for Architectural Competitions

  • Urban Researcher, Transportation Designer

    • GIST (German Institute for Science and Technology)
    • Mar 2011 - Jul 2011 (4 months)

    Urban Researcher/Vehicle Designer

  • Designer for Urban Mobility and Transportation

    • GIST - German Institute of Science and Technology
    • Mar 2011 - Jun 2011 (3 months)

    Market Analysis, Market Implementation, Corporate Identity, Vehicle Design

  • Vehicle Designer

    • TUM Create
    • Mar 2011 - Jun 2011 (3 months)

    Urban Reseacher/Vehicle Designer

  • Student Reasearch Assistant

    • TU Munich - Institute of Vehicle Technologies
    • Mar 2010 - Mar 2011 (1 year)

    Urban Researcher/Vehicle Designer


  • Nanyang Technological University / Nanyang Polytechnic

    • Diploma Thesis Transportation Design
    • 2011 - 2011
  • Technische Universität München / TU Munich

    • Diploma Architecture
    • 2005 - 2011



Clean Tech Media Award, Crystal Cabin Award