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Who we are


Archi-Tectonics is a research-based design practice located in New York City, founded by Winka Dubbeldam in 1994. She and Justin Korhammer, Partner, lead a diverse team of designers and interns that works on multiple scales, spanning from cities and buildings to design objects.


Our base: New York City

Plan Magazine Architect's Series Documentary

How we think


We are WBE certified and pride ourselves of being a diverse and international design studio. We aim to achieve design efficiencies that express themselves in optimized modulations, resulting in innovative structures and original shapes. Archi-Tectonics is an expert in LEED design and notable work includes the recently completed 33 Vestry in Lower Manhattan, the historic Brewster Building in Soho and the iconic and much awarded 497 Greenwich Street, also in New York. Retail Projects include three Ports1961 stores in Paris, London and Shanghai, other commercial work include restaurants, galleries, offices and medical offices. Archi-Tectonics was Lead Architect in the bottom-up, urban master plan for Downtown Bogota, for a new culture & hospitality neighborhood in Yulin, China, and for the Echo Bay waterfront development of New Rochelle, NY.

Publications


Publications on Archi-Tectonics include three monographs -“Winka Dubbeldam, Architect” [010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 1996], AT-INdex [Princeton Press, NYC, 2006], Archi-Tectonics, a Monograph [DAAB publishers, 2010], a fourth monograph is on the way by Actar [2019] - as well as countless features in American and International Architecture & Design Periodicals.

Awards


Winka Dubbeldam has received the “Emerging Voice” award [2001], and was selected “Best and Brightest” in the Genius Issue of Esquire magazine [2004]. Winka was named by Design Intelligence as both one of 30 Most Exemplary Professionals in their field [2016]. Archi-Tectonics has won the IIDA / Metropolis Smart Environments Award [2006], the Design Competition for “Sustainable Neighborhood” in Staten Island, NY [2008] and the Hommes Award [2011] in Rotterdam. A recent project, the Inscape Meditation Center in Manhattan was chosen by Wired magazine as one of 25 Architecture Masterpieces of 2016. This year we won the Asian Games Park 2022 in Hangzhou, China, with 2 stadiums, a shopping mall and a 1.6 km park. The project is to open in March 2021.


Our team, as of 2016

Contact


111 JOHN STREET.#700.NY.NY.10038 
Email. studio@archi-tectonics.com
Phone. 212-226-0303

What we believe


We are not limited to a specific program or style; rather, we develop a unique identity for each project. Our design teams conduct rigorous project-specific research and as a result, our clients receive customized experiences and optimal spatial formations. We are passionate about the use of smart systems and sustainable materials to create healthy and energy-efficient environments.


Winka at our exhibit in Milan, 2018

Our Work


To date, we have completed several ground-up buildings. Optimal spatial formations include: GW497 (80,000 sf residential building in New York City), American Loft (60,000 sf residential building in Philadelphia), GT House (2,500 sf residence in Upstate New York), Dub Residence (3,000 sf prefab house in Germany), a 3,500 sf Chelsea townhouse, and V33 Condominiums (also in New York City). Internationally, we have built several commercial spaces, such as the Ports1961 stores in Paris and Shanghai and the Netherlands Architecture Institute ground floor in Rotterdam. New York City units include the Gear magazine offices (1999), the Duggal Digital Headquarters (2000), the Netherlands Board of Conventions and Tourism (2009), and the Moooi Headquarters (2015).

Exhibitions include "The Unprivate House", a MoMA exhibit (1999) and the MoMA PS1 ‘Young Architects’ exhibition (2001), the WTC proposals exhibition at Max Protetch Gallery in NYC (2001), and two Venice Biennale [2002 & 2004]. Furthermore Archi-Tectonics curated and participated in the PAN exhibit at Taylor Gallery [2006] and was included in Performalism, an exhibit in the Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art [2008] and ACADIA [NYC] in 2010. The AIANY awarded Archi-Tectonics’ 497 Greenwich Building, and included it in the Built by Women exhibit [2015]. More recently Archi-Tectonics participated in "Manhattanisms" in Storefront NY [2017], "Unbuilt NY" in the Queens Museum NY [2018], and had a solo exhibit in Milan, Italy [2018].


Our Q Tower on display at Collapse: Climate, Cities, and Cultures at NYU
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