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Countdown to Scarfitecture – an Archi-Tectonics collaboration

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Archi-Tectonics has recently collaborated with DIGS and Ecolibri to develop an original scarf design that will be created by a Guatemalan weaver, whom sales of the scarf will benefit.

 

Here’s  some background on the project:

 

“The project consists of inviting seven international, renown architects to create an image, texture, or painting (e.g., a drawing, collage, water color, etc.) on a 2m x 45cm paper to be rendered into woven textiles by artisans of Ecolibri (www.ecolibri.org) at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala using a back-strap loom and sustainable materials, such naturally dyed threads and reclaimed /recycled materials like unraveled old sweaters. They will then be sold as wall hangings or shawls/scarves at a live & on-line auction during Fall Fashion Week 2011.

 

The project aims to build awareness of the spotlighting their craft in this way, it will enable textiles and garments for local, tourist, and model for future projects.

The first hand-woven “originals” will be auctioned production cost of initial development phase, artisans collaborative for future projects.”

 

The Netherlands Architectural Institute’s grand re-opening is here!

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

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June 30th marks the grand re-opening of Netherlands Architectural Institute. The NAI was re-designed by Winka Dubbeldam and the team at Archi-Tectonics. The year long re-design has kept this museum of architecture closed to the public for an internal and external revamp of the physical structure and the exhibitions and interactive programs that are offered. Here are a just a few images of what’s in store:

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Winka presents at the Archiprix International 2011 Awards Ceremony

Friday, June 10th, 2011

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Yesterday Archi-Tectonics principal Winka Dubbeldam presented awards at the prestigious Archiprix International awards ceremony along side the chairman of the jury, Yung Ho Chang. An Archiprix veteran, Winka co-presented the awards to a packed audience at Manhattan’s Guggenheim Museum. The jury had this to say about this years recipients: “The winning projects are related to the DNA of recognizable architects or architectural styles, but they are another evolutionary step beyond that DNA, and stand out because of the authentic voice of the individual designers and the clear positions they take.” Read more here.

Archi-Tectonics at Arnhem Mode Biennale Design Exhibit

Monday, June 6th, 2011

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Archi-Tectonics has collaborated with former colleague and current menswear designer Siki Im to create an installation for the 2011 Arnhem Mode Biennale. This fashion collective, produced every two years, brings together various cultural aesthetics to the world of fashion. The Archi-Tectonics/Siki Im collaboration takes the worlds of architecture and fashion to create a singular ideal that is representative of the progressive futures of both.

 

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“Archi-Tectonics” Monograph review on Arthitectural

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

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The third monograph from design firm Archi-Tectonics has recently been featured on architecture and design website Arthitectural.The review gives a brief history of author Winka Dubbeldam and the Daab published monograph that “introduces her twelve most important projects.” Read more here.