We recently published a book on the last 10 years of Archi-Tectonics' work.
See link below:
Modelo Manifesto features Archi-Tectonics in an interview with Winka. The article throughly covers everything from the formation of the office to future plans. See the full article below:
Archi-Tectonics was pleased to provide her support to the PSFK+ Architizer's report, Building Tomorrow: Trends Driving the Future of Design. The full report can be viewed from the link below.
Winka was chosen to moderate a Panel at the 4th Annual International Architectural Education Summit in Singapore. It was a three day conference focusing on the emerging networks in architectural education. She moderated a panel on Friday September 11th on technology. For more information on the conference see the link below.
On Friday August 28th the Rotterdam Academie van Bouwkunst [ Academy of Architecture] celebrated their 50th Anniversary during the last weekend in August. Winka was chosen among her 700 fellow alumni to give the Jubilee keynote Lecture. The Academy is located in a spectacular harbor building in Heijplaatstraat 23, 3089 JB Rotterdam, the Netherlands.. See; http://us11.campaign-archive1.com/?u=16bd4bdf657c7c1934d8fd7cc&id=955b87d73b&e=172eb861bd
Archi-Tectonics is pleased to announce Winka's feature in Vladimir Belogolovsky's newly published "Conversations with Architects- In the Age of Celebrity" .
Archi-Tectonics is excited was excited to participate in The Architectual League of New York and Open House New York's Open Studio day on Saturday July 11th. We were featured as "One of the forty most inventive and exciting design practices working in the city today". For more information check out http://archleague.org/2015/07/openstudios-emerging-voices/.
NEW!!! Archi-Tectonics designed the new MOOOI Showroom and Brand Store on 36 east 31st street, NYC which opens THIS WEEK, on May 14th from 6-8pm. The concrete and steel showroom is 4400 SF on a groundfloor and mezzanine. A 17' high set of steel and glass doors and a new steel winding stair form the core of this spectacular space, with an open lay-out.
It’s official! Our project, 497 Greenwich Building was selected by an esteemed jury for inclusion in the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation’s “Built by Women Awards” (BxW, NYC) from a pool of over 350 unique entries. The GW building will be featured in an exhibit from March 2, 2015 – April 11, 2015, at the Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Place, NYC). The Exhibit opening is on March 2, 2015 from 6-8, and is free to public, but an RSVP is required to attend.
In 2006, 497 Greenwich won the IIDA / Metropolis “Smart Environment Award.” The building, which is located on the edge of SoHo, is an 11-story structure known for its innovative, folded glass façade, a first in parametric design.
Herbert Muschamp, revered critic for the New York Times wrote “Dubbeldam's new design, her second New York project, is a parabuilding, an addition that wraps around the top and one side of an existing loft structure on Greenwich Street between Spring and Canal.…………… I like these new crystals. They seem ideally suited to a built-up cityscape that is often compared to a natural formation. I particularly like them in the form of parabuildings which fasten upon older structures, as if precipitated there by a dense atmosphere of change. And I suspect that the desire for change will produce even more of these gems. So will new developments in glass technology. These were the same factors that drove the Expressionist passion for glass at the beginning of the last century. It makes good historical sense for architects to revisit that source today.”
Last night, Winka was a part of a panel discussion at the opening night of the WantedDesign and Valcucine event "Wood Mood." The thought-provoking conversation was moderated by the great Paul Clemence, contributing editor for Metropolis Magazine, and included Andrew Dent, PHD, Vice President, Library and Material Research at Material ConneXion, Daniel Prosdocimo, Communication Director at Valcucine, and Brian Jevremov, founder of DOM interiors.
The event attracted a large crowd of people, with every available seat being filled, and more. A lively discussion followed the talks by the different speakers, under expert guidance from Moderator Paul Clemence.
The design for the conversion of 17 John Street is featured on curbed.com
TODAY; Thursday, October 16, 2014 Winka is the Keynote speaker and opens The Constructed Environment, an international conference which focuses on the forms and functions of constructed environments that occur during times of change. Winka will speak about Bottom Up Design as Feedback System, a New Urban Model. The event, located at Perelman Quadrangle, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, runs for two days, October 16 - 17, and features lectures, walking tours, and more. See http://constructedenvironment.com/the-conference
Winka was part of a closed network event yesterday with Dutch Prime Minister Rutte, organized by the Dutch UN Committee and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Prime Minister is currently in New York for the United Nations Climate Summit, and the UN General Assembly.
On Saturday, September 27, Winka will introduce a panel at the symposium; “Speculations of the Real with Graham Harman” as part of a two day event organized by PennDesign and Syracuse University, which will include speakers from PennDesign, Yale, UC Berkley, SCI-ARC, and Pratt. The event kicks off on Friday, September 26, with the Gallery Talk by Graham Harman. Saturday's schedule consists of a [Syracuse] morning session from 10:00AM - 12:00PM, and a [PennDesign] afternoon session from 2:00PM to 4:00PM. Winka will be speaking during the Saturday afternoon session.
Seating is limited, so if you would like to attend this event, please RSVP here.
After six years in TriBeCa it was time for a change, so Archi-Tectonics packed up and headed downtown to the Financial District. Our new corner office is located on the seventh floor of 111 John Street. It's easy to become inspired in our new surroundings, since we have views of the waterfront, South Street Seaport, and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Moscow Architecture Biennale featured an exhibition entitled "New York: Grid City," which features Archi-Tectonics' V33 Condominium.
The exhibition ran from May 21-25 in Moscow and will come to New York City starting July 8th at the office of Rafael Vinoly. Curated by Vladimir Belogolovsky, the exhibit explores the impact the grid has had on New York City and the development of each city block.
Participants include: Archi-Tectonics, Caples Jefferson Architects, Dattner Architects, Alexander Gorlin Architects, Grimshaw Architects, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), Marvel Architects, REX (Joshua Prince-Ramus), Frederic Schwartz Architects, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects (SMH+U), TEN Arquitectos (Enrique Norten), Rafael Vinoly Architects.
Click Here for more information on the exhibition.
New York Magazine's "Design Hunting" special issue (Summer 2014) showcases Archi-Tectonics' Chelsea Townhouse.
Also available online.
ArchDaily recently featured an article on "My Ideal City," including an interview with Winka Dubbeldam where she breaks down how the concept behind My Ideal City works. The article, by Jose Luis Gabriel Cruz, discusses the recent success in downtown Bogota, Colombia, where an effort to document the opinions of hundreds of thousands of urban residents, as well as a new effort in crowdfunding has started a bottom-up revolution in the city.
To read the full article please click Here.
The Fundacio Mies van der Rohe Barcelona and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York have organized a panel discussion on the influence of European architecture in America, past and present.
Mr. Pedro Gadanho, MoMA’s Contemporary Architecture and Museum Design curator, Mr. Vincent Guallart, Chief Architect of the city of Barcelona and Ms. Giovanna Carnevali, Director of the Fundacio Mies van der Rohe, will present the institutions’ aims and future programs which will have a worldwide scope.
The event will include 2 panels, Winka Dubbeldam will be part of a panel that includes Craig Dykers (Snohetta) and Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg of SO-IL and is moderated by Kenneth Frampton. The second panel includes Mohsen Mostafavi, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Wiel Arets and Bernard Tschumi, and will be moderated by Barry Bergdoll.
The event will take place on Saturday, November 23rd at MoMA’s Titus 1 Theatre, starting at 2:15pm.
The Forum of Yulin Culture and Tourism Industry Development held a conference last weekend where Winka was a guest speaker. Winka spoke about the Future of Urbanism, outlining some of our recent urban and architectural design studies.
The talk included the concept for a cultural neighborhood in Yulin, China, where our proposal creates distinct but related buildings connected by extensive landscapes, all inspired by the traditional Hutong villages of Chinese history. Winka also spoke about work being done for the Bottom-up design for downtown Bogota, Colombia, where a growing middle-class has created a new balance in society as well as in the city. A platform was developed where the people of Bogota help create their city by interacting in proposals made for their downtown in crowd sourcing, thus impacting design through real time feedback. In a recent study for Holon, Israel the proposed “Urban Connector” will translate the naturally developed sand pathways into an architectural language of bifurcating walkways. The proposal for Central Plaza, located in Al Sowwah Island, U.A.E. is focused on a fluid relationship between the podium and the tower, which extends at the bottom to create a "skirt" which shades public retail.
To see the complete Yulin Culture and Art Center, click Here.
On Thursday, October 10th Winka Dubbeldam of Archi-Tectonics’ presented recent work in a public lecture presented by The Architectural League, as part of their Current Work program. The Current Work program presents the work of significant international figures who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment.
The lecture included the work being done on "My Ideal City," a bottom-up project for the city of Bogota, Colombia, and was followed by a conversation with moderator William MacDonald, director of KOL/MAC Architecture and Design and professor and chair of Graduate Architecture and Urban Design at the Pratt Institute of Architecture.
The event took place at The Great Hall of The Cooper Union and starts at 7:00 pm. This lecture was co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.
Photo Courtesy of Bhushan Mondkar.
Winka Dubbeldam of Archi-Tectonics recently lectured at the 3rd International Architectural Education Summit in Berlin. The Summit is presented by ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory and takes place September 13th and 14th.
Winka was featured on the first day of the Summit as one of the Ten by Ten Masters positions. The day included many international academic figures that gave a variety of visionary statements about the future education of the architect. Other speakers include:
Sarah M. Whiting, Dean and William Ward Watkin Professor, Rice School of Architecture, Rice University, Houston
Joachim Declerck, Founder and Programme Director, Architecture Workroom, Brussels
Neelkanth Chhaya, Dean, Faculty of Architecture, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University, Ahmedabad
Beatriz Colomina, Director of Graduate Studies, PhD Programme, School of Architecture, Princeton University, New Jersey
Mathias Klotz, Dean of the Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago de Chile
Nikolaus Hirsch, Director, Städelschule, Frankfurt
Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture and Building Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo
Wolfgang Schäffner, Chair of the History of Knowledge and Culture, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin
Eric Owen Moss, Director, Southern California Institute of Architecture; Eric Owen Moss Architects, Los Angeles
Matthias Böttger, Founder and Director, raumtaktik – office from a better future, Berlin
The two-day long Summit provided a platform for exploring approaches to address new directions in architecture education and will focus on three thematic panels: ‘The Role of Alternative Architecture Education Platforms’, ‘Interdisciplinary Strategies in Architecture Education’ and ‘Collaboration between Architecture Education and Non-Academic Partners’.
For more information on ANCB The Metropolitian Laboratory click Here.
The opening of Archi-Tectonics' Solo Exhibition at AEDES am Pfefferberg takes place tonight, Friday, July 12th at 7 pm. The opening features a symposium, moderated by Mathias Bottger that includes Winka Dubbeldam and the initiator and creator of "My Ideal City," Rodrigo Nino.
"My Ideal City" was founded as an online platform in which the people of Bogota can participate in creating their city by interacting and subsequently realize these plans through crowd-funding. The exhibition presents research and proposals from the "Ideal City" Bogota initiative and gives an insight to these innovative strategies in urban planning that could serve as a new start in the development of urban planning processes in the Third World.The exhibition runs from July 12th to August 29th at AEDES Pfefferberg:
Christinensae 18, 10119 Berlin, Germany
For more info on "My Ideal City" click Here.
Archi-Tectonics is excited to announce the opening of our Exhibition at AEDES am Pfefferberg on Friday, July 12th at 7 pm.
The exhibition introduces the research and bottom-up scenarios developed by Archi-Tectonics, along with Rodrigo Nino, the Initiator and Creator of this bottom-up approach. "My Ideal City" was founded as an online platform in which the people of Bogota can participate in creating their city by interacting and subsequently realize these plans through crowd-funding. The exhibition present research and proposals from the "Ideal City" Bogota initiative and gives an insight to these innovative strategies in urban planning that could serve as a new start in the development of urban planning processes in the Third World. The exhibition runs from July 12th to August 29th at AEDES Pfefferberg:Christinensae 18, 10119 Berlin, Germany
For more info on "My Ideal City" click Here.
“Inspiring Interiors,” a special edition publication by Design Bureau features the Archi-Tectonics designed Brewster Carriage House.
The spread showcases the building’s Green Roof, which includes two crystaline glass stair bulkheads, as well as the measures taken to provide an energy-efficient, sustainable roof-top in a historic landmark building. Also included is the penthouse staircase, built with reclaimed wood salavaged from the exisitng beams of the building. The renovation of the Brewster Carriage House is based on a sustainable building strategy that incorporates multiple ways of creating an energy-efficient, sustainable mixed-use building.
For more info or to get your copy, click Here.
On Tuesday, June 18th the AIANY’s Center for Architecture will be holding a panel discussion on “Designing for Flood Risks.” The discussion will be curated by Lance Jay Brown and feature a keynote speech by Amanda Burden.
Winka will be part of a group of experts that will be discussing the urban design principles expected to guide new constructions and increase flood protection standards, as well as provide recommendations for how zoning regulations can incorporate these principles.
For more information on the event or to purchase tickets click Here.
Winka will be speaking at TEDGlobal 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland Today- Monday, June 10th.
The talk will focus on new ways to design the city of the future. Bottom-up urbanism, crowd-funding and crowd-sourcing are all becoming viable ways to develop cities. A recent initiative by Rodrigo Nino of Prodigy Network, “My Ideal City ”, proposes to rebuild Downtown Bogota from the Bottom up. Rodrigo Nino and BD Promotores invited us at Archi-Tectonics as the lead architect to help create a team of experts. Together with important innovators such as Gary hack, an Urban Planner responsible for Manhattan’s WTC area and West Side development, and PSFK an English trend research group and crowd sourcing expert, we worked to develop a platform where the people in Bogota are enabled to help create their city by interacting in proposals made for their Downtown in crowd sourcing [web and radio] thus impacting design through real time interaction and direct feedback, and ultimately crowdfunding.
Learn more about the conference Here.