Winka Dubbeldam: MEANINGFORM: A Performative Architecture

Department of Architecture Spring 2010 Lecture Series

Winka Dubbeldam is the principal of Archi-Tectonics, and a practice professor and the director of the post-professional program in architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. The work of Archi-Tectonics ranges from residential to commercial, from real to virtual, and is realized in urban designs, architecture, and installations. Recent built work includes the 80,000-square-foot 497 GW in New York City, a 15-story loft tower in Philadelphia, and the 3,000-square-foot DUB residence in the Netherlands.

Publications of Dubbeldam’s work include the two monographs, Winka Dubbeldam Architect (Rotterdam, 1996) and AT-INdex (Princeton Press, 2006). Solo exhibitions include installations in Form Zero Gallery in Los Angeles, the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, Frederieke Taylor Gallery in New York City, and the Art & Idea Gallery in Mexico City.

Archi-Tectonics has participated in MoMA exhibits, including The Unprivate House and Young Architects, and in the Max Protetch Exhibit for proposals for the World Trade Center, which was also featured at the Venice Biennale in 2002. Dubbeldam received the Emerging Voice award in 2001, and was the award winner in the IIDA / Metropolis Smart Environments Award in 2006.