Archi-Tectonics NYC/NL/Shanghai 2009
Winka Dubbeldam is the principal of Archi-Tectonics, NYC, founded in 1994, and a Practice Professor and the Director of the Post-Professional Program at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has also taught at Columbia University and at the Harvard School of Architecture. The work of Archi-Tectonics ranges from residential to commercial, from real to virtual and is realized in urban designs, architectures, and installations.
Recent built work includes the 80,000sf Greenwich building, NYC, and 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, the 10,000sf Duane Spa, and a townhouse in Chelsea, NYC for a fashion designer. New projects include a 5000 sf residence in Long Island, NY, the 300,000sf GHM hotel/residences tower in the center of Philadelphia, a 18 story tower Midtown Manhattan, and 500,000sf of "pavilions in the park" in the city center of Brussels, Belgium.
Publications include the two Monographs, "Winka Dubbeldam, Architect" [010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 1996], and AT-INdex [Princeton Press, NYC, 2006], and the work has been published in a large number of International Periodicals. Solo exhibitions include installations in Form Zero Gallery in Los Angeles (1994), the Kunsthal in Rotterdam (1996), "From HardWare to SoftForm" in the Frederieke Taylor Gallery [Chelsea, NY, 2002] and the Art & Idea Gallery in Mexico City (2004).
Archi-Tectonics was a participant in the MOMA exhibits, "The Unprivate House" (1999) and the "Young Architects" (2001), and participated in the Max Protetch Exhibit for proposals for the WTC (2001), which was also featured at the Venice Biennale  . Archi-tectonics also participated in the Venice Biennale "Arsenale exhibit" in 2004. Dubbeldam is the curator of the PAN [Progressive Architecture Network] exhibit in the Taylor Gallery Oct-Nov 2006, which is currently traveling Europe. Winka received the "Emerging Voice" award , was the award winner in the IIDA / Metropolis Smart Environments Award , and Archi-Tectonics recently won the Design Competition for a Sustainable Neighborhood and Farmers Market on Staten Island, NY.
For more information see: www.archi-tectonics.com and : blog.archi-tectonics.com
DESIGN PHILOSOPHY- Archi-Tectonics aims to focus on each project’s “core essence”. We analyze and research programmatic efficiencies, optimize space, innovate its use, collapse functions, all to result in a new design language and space formation. We are interested in the use of hybrid sustainable materials and smart building systems. We emphasize communication with our clients, and cooperate with an experienced, internationally acclaimed, team of consultants and engineers to provide full expertise and to add value to the project. The use of digital design and project management not only increases efficiency and communication in the construction team, but even more ; we facilitate the construction of innovative structures with a new design aesthetic.