Opportunity for international architects: Van Alen Institute launches ‘Ground/Work’ competition for new street level space – New York City

May 15th, 2013 by

Image courtesy of Van Alen Institute

May 15, 2013

Van Alen Institute is pleased to announce the launch of Ground/Work, an international architecture competition seeking innovative designs for a new street-level venue to house the Institute’s work space and public programs. “As the Institute prepares to celebrate its 120th anniversary in 2014, we want to become more visible in the public realm,” said David van der Leer, Executive Director of Van Alen Institute. “We’re calling on the most talented of today’s young designers to help us think critically and creatively about how Van Alen’s street-level space can shape and activate our public mission.” Deadline for submissions is June 13, 2013.

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Winka Dubbeldam appointed as Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture at PennDesign – Philadelphia, PA

March 2nd, 2013 by

Winka Dubbeldam, courtesy of Archi-tectonics

March, 2013

Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor is pleased to announce that Winka Dubbeldam has been appointed as Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture at PennDesign, following an international search. “In conducting our search, it became clear that Winka, as both a high-level designer and an ardent risk-taker who is pushing architecture to exciting new directions, was the ideal candidate to lead the School of Design,” said Dean Taylor. “We already know Winka as an excellent teacher, inspiring researcher, and respected colleague; I am confident that the School will now benefit from her broad international recognition for excellence and influence through her design leadership, exhibitions, publications, and built work.”

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Lecture by Winka Dubbeldam, Incoming Chair at UPENN School of Architecture – Philadelphia, PA

January 22nd, 2013 by


Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 6pm

Archi-Tectonics is pleased to announce that Winka Dubbeldam is Incoming Chair at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Architecture. Please join her on Wednesday, January 23rd at 6pm for the Penn Design Lecture Series. Event takes place in Meyerson Hall Lower. Winka Dubbeldam is the principal of Archi-Tectonics NY, founded in 1994, and Archi-Tectonics NL. Archi-Tectonics’ work ranges from residential to commercial, from real to virtual, and is realized in urban designs, architectures, and installations. The firm’s use of hybrid sustainable materials and smart building systems is widely noted, and its award-winning work is recognized for its elegance and innovative structures. Recent projects include Ports1961 flagship retail store in Paris, the concept for Munish Narula’s restaurant Tashan in Philadelphia, a renovation of the musician John Legend’s Manhattan loft, and an orphanage and school in Liberia. Curbed recently included Dubbeldam’s 497 Greenwich Street on their list of Innovative Residences You Need to Know Right Now.

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Archi-tectonics and SO-IL in exhibition Augmented: Architecture in Augmented Reality at Gallery R’Pure – New York City

October 23rd, 2012 by

October 25-31, 2012
Opening reception: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 7-10pm

Metropolis Magazine presents the exhibition Augmented: Architecture in Augmented Reality. This international exhibition presents the work of leading architects in Augmented Reality using the new AR application Urbasee. Experience the future of digital 3D architectural presentation in real time and space. Included in the exhibition are: Archi-tectonics (United States), BIG (Denmark + United States), Joe Doucet Studio (United States), GRIMSHAW (United States), HWKN (United States), J. Mayer H. (Germany), Jakob MacFarlane (France), Dominique Perreault (France), REX (United States), SO-IL (United States).

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Winka Dubbeldam in Creative Minds Salon at Soho House – New York City

September 21st, 2012 by

Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 7-10pm

Join Creative Minds Salons for an evening on Design in the 21st Century with industry experts & insiders, featuring Winka Dubbeldam, Principal, Archi-Tectonics, Thom Filicia, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Thom Filicia Inc.,  Alexis Bittar, Chief Jewelry Designer, Alexis Bittar. The Round Table CMG (Creative Media Group) is a group of established and emerging creative visionaries with a relevant and authentic point of view within their respective industries. Their Creative Minds Salons cultivate discussion about the latest industry trends, technology and creative ideas. By bringing together the industry’s most innovative and creative thought-leaders, the events highlight their ideas, industry experiences and thoughts.

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Winka Dubbeldam in “Building Cities Through Social Media” seminar as part of Social Media Week at UN Headquarters – New York City

February 13th, 2012 by

Wednesday, February 15 at 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
As part of Social Media Week, February 13-17, 2012

Winka Dubbeldam will participate in “Building Cities through Social Media.” Hosted by: UN-HABITAT. Category: Technology & Innovation. Location: United Nations HQ. Interactive and innovative workshop to connect professionals, academia, public sector and other organizations on urban issues with Social Media Developers.Through a dynamic exercise, it will be illustrated urban planning communication processes, followed by comparing added value of specific social media tools to strengthen conventional planning. In closing Social Media Developers from the MIT and other experts will discuss how this process can be strengthened by using various digital tools and applications.

Event moderated by Professor Gary Hack. In collaboration with MIT Center for Civic Media. For more information, click here.

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Winka Dubbeldam lecture at Tyler School of Art & Architecture, Temple University – Philadelphia, PA

October 12th, 2011 by

October 12, 2011, 6pm

Winka Dubbeldam founded Archi-Tectonics, NYC in 1994, and is the Director of the Post-Professional Program [M-Arch2] at PennDesign, Philadelphia. She has served as juror in International design competitions, such as the Prix de Rome, as the External Examiner for the Architectural Association in London, and recently joined the Board of Directors of the Institute of Urban Design, NY [2010]. Archi-Tectonics’ work ranges from residential to commercial, from real to virtual and is realized in urban designs, residential and commercial buildings, and installations. Recent built work includes the 80,000sf Greenwich building, NYC, the 15-story American Loft tower in Philadelphia, the 2500sf GT residence & guesthouse Upstate NY and the 3000 sf  DUB-residence in Holland. Current projects under construction are: the 9-story residential Vestry building, the LRH mixed-use building in NYC, a townhouse in Chelsea, NYC, the Flagship stores for PORTS1961 in London, Paris and Shanghai, and a school & orphanage in Liberia, Africa. The work has been published in a large number of International Periodicals and in the three Monographs, “Winka Dubbeldam, Architect” [010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 1996], the AT-INdex [Princeton Press, NYC, 2006], and “Archi-Tectonics” a Monograph by DAAB publishers [March 2010].

Tyler School of Art & Architecture
Temple University
102 Auditorium, Engineering & Architecture Building

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Winka Dubbeldam designs dot429 Show Home – Watermill, NY

August 18th, 2011 by

August 20, 2011, 4-8pm

Please join Richard Klein and Winka Dubbeldam at the dot429 show home in *Watermill, New York. The dot429 Show Home was designed by Archi-Tectonics and curated by Richard Klein. Enjoy dining at dusk with specialties prepared by chef Chad Ellis while connecting poolside. Satiate your thirst with summer cocktails and a wine tasting by Penfolds, led by resident expert and Australian native Kate McClure. Music by Farika | Trophy Bar. $85 with partial proceeds to benefit Hetrick Martin Institute. Hosted by dot429 founding members and The Daily Hookup Curators Eddie Dill, Eddie Garou, Merryn Johns, William Kapfer, Mike Kelton, Joseph Magnone, Steph Watts and Ryan Young. *address to be emailed to each individual upon ticket purchase.

dot429 Show Home
Watermill, NY 11976

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Winka Dubbeldam book launch at Cappellini – New York City

March 4th, 2011 by

Friday, March 4, 2011, 6-8pm
RSVP necessary: assist [at] archi-tectonics.com

Daab Publishing Book invites you to a book launch for Winka Dubbeldam‘s latest publication “Archi-tectonics.”

Fragmentation and Synthesis: The Architecture of Winka Dubbeldam

Winka Dubbeldam is not as interested in the tools of the digital age as in the outcomes they make possible. And she is less concerned with what’s possible than with what could possibly make sense. This could not be confused with straightforward pragmatism. Rather, Dubbeldam creates the conditions by which the parameters of architecture are obscured, redrawn and amalgamated so as to achieve a maximally effective result. In the search for built forms, she employs a kind of integrative methodology, drawn from diverse fields of research, by which technology, systems, and the rethinking of programmatic conventions intersect not so much at points and nodes, but as skins, networks and both fluid and fragmented volumes. Fragmentation, after all, is part-and-parcel with synthesis, just as cells must split so that a living being can grow, in Dubbeldam’s hands, the fracturing of architecture coincides with its genesis. A building thus becomes less passive than active; subjected to myriad forces, it must not only function, but also perform.

To grasp her work requires some flexibility; Dubbeldam has no interest in having a consistently discernable style, nor any single mode of operation. Having founded her New York-based firm Archi-Tectonics in 1994, the Dutch-born architect was best known for most of the last decade for her Greenwich Street Project, a residential loft building in downtown Manhattan. Completed i 2004, its 11-story glass facade folds and ripples around an existing warehouse like a cascade of water–a dalliance with the site’s zoning envelope that, by way of its faceted facade, splinters one’s relationship with the streetscape outside. Elsewhere, in her 2002 installation “From HardWare to SoftForm” at New York’s Frederieke Taylor gallery, Dubbeldam explored the mutation of form (specifically, a holographic representation of her Gipsy Trail House in upstate New York) using sensors that responded to the movement of visitors. In other projects, like her Aida hair salon (completed in 2000) in Manhattan, walls doubled as furniture, spaces creased, surfaces broke into shards. In all cases, by fragmenting walls, volumes and surfaces into newly construed, constituent components–facets, shards and so on– a variant type of architecture was generated.

~ Excerpt from introduction by Aric Chen

152 Wooster Street

New York, NY 10012


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Winka Dubbeldam speaks for IDNY Meetup at Allsteel Showroom – New York City

September 16th, 2010 by

September 16, 2010, 6:30-8:30pm

Winka Dubbeldam, founding architect of Archi-tectonics, speaks at the first anniversary of IDNY Meetup, New York City’s newest common interest group and social network focused on cool products and people in architecture and design. Hosted by Designer Pages, IDNY convenes in a different design showroom every month and aspires to create a lively hub for architects, designers and enthusiasts to gather for drinks, music, dynamic conversation and access to industry pioneers.

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233 Park Avenue South (@19th Street)

2nd floor

New York, NY


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