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AT-INdex: Winka Dubbeldam

AT-INdex: Winka Dubbeldam

by Winka Dubbeldam, Archi-Tectonics
     
 

European emigrs have been changing the face of modern American architecture for decades. Winka Dubbeldam surely belongs to that long list of distinguished practitioners. Working across scalesfrom a New York skyscraper to a rural housethe Dutch-born architect has established herself as one of the most provocative figures in the field by seamlessly integrating

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European emigrs have been changing the face of modern American architecture for decades. Winka Dubbeldam surely belongs to that long list of distinguished practitioners. Working across scalesfrom a New York skyscraper to a rural housethe Dutch-born architect has established herself as one of the most provocative figures in the field by seamlessly integrating function and form, technology and comfort, city and home. Folded glass facades, intelligent building cores, and interactive environments highlight the work of her progressive, process-based studio/laboratory, Archi-Tectonics.

As much resource as monograph, Archi-Tectonics index explores Dubbeldam's intense, research-laden approach to over twenty projects, including the highly acclaimed From HardWare to SoftForm exhibition, Aida Hair Salon, and Gipsy Trail Residence. Incisive essays by Detlef Mertins, Javier Barreiro Cavestany, and Michael Speaks complement lush photographs, informative diagrams, and her compelling designs.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

An early convert of computer-aided design, Dutch-born Dubbeldam (architecture, Harvard Univ.) remains an innovator in her field. This image-heavy work (250 color illustrations) highlights the completed and proposed architecture of her progressive New York City-based firm, Archi-Tectonics, and contains art installations and examples of industrial design. Most of the building sites are in New York or Europe, with additions often folded around and over existing buildings. Dubbeldam's work takes the form of irregular sculpture in scales ranging from urban design down to light fixtures. Projects include the digital interactive installation From HardWare to SoftForm and the Aida Hair Salon in New York City. Essays by Detlef Mertins, Javier Barreiro Cavestany, and Michael Speaks as well as interviews with the architect illuminate the work. Dubbeldam quotes various thinkers, notably philosopher Edmund Husserl, providing an intellectual context for innovation at Archi-Tectonics. Recommended for large academic libraries supporting design departments.
—David R. Conn

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568985350
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date:
04/26/2007
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Winka Dubbeldam is principal of Archi-Tectonics, a progressive architecture firm based in New York City. She is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Harvard and Practice Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

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