Participants Documentary: Winka Dubbeldam
Participants Lecture: Winka Dubbeldam
Riding on the wave of the successful TV series, this video offers an entertaining and direct approach to the world of architecture. Top figures in the field provide us with an immersive experience, as we see the business through their eyes and by listening to their voices. Every two months, The Architects Series releases a new light yet dynamic look at architectural practices and how they work, featuring famous designers and emerging talents alike. The format of this series of “Architecture Shorts” is for the architects themselves to accompany us on a journey through architecture, all the way from ideation to development. Shot at the architects’ practices, they offer a backstage look at the design process, revealing many things that usually stay behind the scenes and invisible, delving into the architects’ “poetics”, where and how they trained, their sources of inspiration and their models. Designers talk us through their whole process, from initial idea to finished project, showing us the challenges, the changes and the final refinements. Each video is as unique as the narrators, their methodological approaches, and their professional lives. The exhibitions are designed to have broad geographical appeal. They raise the prominence of Italian architecture, of voices and processes that would otherwise be off the daily radar, ranging across the international stage into the American and British worlds. The project consist of two videos. The first - A documentary on - was shot at the architect’s practice before the exhibition conference; the second - Lecture - is a record of the exhibition opening, including an interview with the architect and the opening conference.
Winka Dubbeldam is the founding partner of Archi-Tectonics (1994). She is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture at PennDesign, Philadelphia. With a firm belief in the strength of teamwork, she deftly chose the name “Archi-Tectonics” for the practice, which is proud of its diverse team of engineers, consultants and contractors who understand its founding concepts, and have played their part in creating buildings to date that facilitate what they believe construction should be all about: personal, high-quality, and affordable. Justin Korhammer joined Archi-Tectonics as a partner in 2016. Archi-Tectonics has offices in New York City, the Netherlands and China. Archi-Tectonics is a research-based design practice that works on multiple scales, from objects to buildings to cities. Archi-Tectonics strives to achieve design efficiencies expressed through optimized modulations that result in original shapes, buildings and spaces. Archi-Tectonics is an expert in LEED design. The practice’s architects believe in creating original, innovative and sustainable designs through optimized, energy-efficient, and sustainable solutions. They do not have a recognizable house “style” as such, but seek to develop a specific identity for each and every project. They achieve this through comprehensive, project-based research, resulting in a bespoke experience for their clients and optimal spatial formation for every design.