Winka Dubbeldam: Intrinsic

Archi-Tectonic's Winka Dubbeldam lectures on her recent projects.

October 20, 2013
7:00 p.m.

Archi-Tectonics | SETAI Hotel and Condominium Tower, Philadelphia, PA, 2013. Image courtesy Archi-Tectonics

Current Work is a lecture series featuring leading figures in the worlds of architecture, urbanism, design, and art.

Winka Dubbeldam will present her work in a public lecture to be followed by a conversation with moderator William MacDonald.

Founded by Winka Dubbeldam in 1994, Archi-Tectonics pursues elegance and innovation in the exploration of both form and sustainability in projects such as the folded glass structure of the 497 GW Project in New York. The firm’s international practice spans project types from residential design and commercial interiors to large-scale mixed-use towers—all exemplifying Dubbeldam’s abiding concern with “three fields of investigation: armature, surface, and interface.”

Recently completed projects include the Brewster Carriage House and the Vestry Building, both in Manhattan; the American Loft Tower, Philadelphia; a redesign of the ground floor of the Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam; and residences in New York and Germany. In design or under construction are an orphanage and school in Liberia; the Xian Media Center in China; and the GHM hotel and condominiums in Philadelphia. Archi-Tectonics was recently awarded the commission for the Yulin Culture and Art Center, a multi-purpose cultural development in China, and is directing a collaborative crowd-sourced urban design for downtown Bogota.

Dubbeldam, a longtime faculty member of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, was recently appointed as the school’s chair of the Department of Architecture.

Moderated by William MacDonald. MacDonald is a director of KOL/MAC Architecture and Design and professor and chair of Graduate Architecture and Urban Design at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture.

This lecture is co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.



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