MSD at HOME with Winka Dubbeldam

MSD at HOME

Online - ABP Zoom Webinar

Strange Objects

The interest here is in an Architecture conceived [invented] from the smallest bit or atom of information, a seed, rather than a formal design methodology. Invention as the originator or the seed of the architectural object, occurs in the middle, not at the start of the design process and not as final outcome. It is rather the prototyping phase  that serves as a discovery process, instigating the ‘growing of the design rather then the composition or masterplan. Search for a universal beauty is not the goal, rather, achieving character, identity, and the optimized, is the preferred outcome.

About our presenter:

Winka Dubbeldam

Winka Dubbeldam is the founder and partner of the WBE certified New York firm Archi-Tectonics NYC, LLC with offices in the US, the Netherlands and China. Dubbeldam is widely known for her award-winning work, recognized as much for its design excellence as for its use of smart building systems, sustainable materials, and innovative structures. Archi-Tectonics recently won the Asian Games 2022 Design Competition in Hangzhou China [2018], with a 16 acre park, 5 buildings, and 2 stadiums, that are under construction to open in 2022. The Masterplan also recently won the PLAN Award 2020. The 512GW Townhouse was also the awardee in the 2020 Rethinking The Future: Global Architecture and Design Awards 2020.

Winka Dubbeldam is also the Chair and Miller Professor of Architecture at the Weitzman School of Design and Director of the Advanced Research and Innovation {ARI] lab, at the University of Pennsylvania, where she has gathered an international network of innovative research and design professionals. She previously taught at the graduate architecture programs at Columbia- Cornel-, and Harvard Universities, among other prestigious institutions. Currently Dubbeldam is the External Examiner at the Bartlett UCL London and was named one of the Design Intelligence 30 Most Admired Educators 2015.

Publications include the three monographs Winka Dubbeldam, Architect (010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 1996), AT-INdex (Princeton Press, NYC, 2006), and Archi-Tectonics (DAAB publishers, 2010); a new book “Strange Objects” is planned for 2020 with Actar, Spain. The work is also published in numerous international architecture and design periodicals.

Presentation and Q+A

Date: Wednesday 26 August 2020

Time: 12:00 - 13:30 AEST* Melbourne (UTC +10)

Venue: Online - ABP Zoom Webinar

Event link: Once you have registered for the event, the event link will be emailed to you in the confirmation and reminder emails.

* Singapore: Wednesday 26 August 2020, 10:00 - 11:30; SGT
* Dubai: Wednesday 26 August 2020, 06:00 - 7:30; GST
* London: Wednesday 26 August 2020, 03:00 - 4:30; BST
* NYC: Tuesday 25 August 2020, 22:00 - 23:30; EDT
* Los Angeles: Tuesday 25 August 2020, 19:00 - 20:30; PDT

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