Archi-Tectonics is a WBE registered architectural design firm founded in 1994 by Winka Dubbeldam, with offices in New York City, Amsterdam/ the Netherlands, and Hangzhou/ China. She and Justin Korhammer, Partner since 2016, lead a diverse team of designers that works on multiple scales, ranging from the MICRO [objects], to the MACRO [buildings], to the MEGA [urban]
We love to build. We operate at multiple scales of investigation. Our methodology is deeply committed to design-research and extensive prototyping throughout all design stages. This analytical approach allows us to develop highly optimized, intelligent structures and morphologies, while promoting the emergence of a singular character and identity for each project. Our focus is not necessarily on "Style", but on a process that combines creativity with technological advancements, resulting in what we call “poetic precision". We value performance over form, design intelligence over style.
We create great value for our clients and users, by providing efficient, sustainable, and at the same time strikingly beautiful solutions, often prominently enhancing the brand identity of our commercial clients. All our projects have proven to multiply the Return on Investment already at the time of completion.
We are convinced that sustainability is an indisputable obligation to the world we live in, but also a great engine for innovation. Archi-Tectonics is an expert in LEED design, build most projects PREFAB, and we are passionate about the use of smart systems and sustainable materials to create energy efficient, healthy living environments.
Publications on Archi-Tectonics include three monographs -“Winka Dubbeldam, Architect” [010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 1996], AT-INdex [Princeton Press, NYC, 2006], Archi-Tectonics, a Monograph [DAAB publishers, 2010], a fourth monograph is on the way by Actar  - as well as countless features in American and International Architecture & Design Periodicals.
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While intuition and skill remain at the core of our design process, we supplant and supplement this knowledge with advanced digital form-generating and prototyping tools, merging into what we consider Digital Craft. This methodology allows us to expand beyond accepted architectural convention, opening the possibility of genuine innovation and discovery, while benefiting from the extensive construction knowledge we have developed over the years. Our work occupies a space between machine-like intelligence and organic embodiment, we like to think that our designs have “character”. An identity that helps brand our client’s company concept, as well as create resale value.