Winka Dubbeldam’s 497 Greenwich Building | selected for Beverly Willis | Architecture Foundation’s “Built by Women Awards”

2 March 2015 — 11 April 2015
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A SECOND AWARD FOR OUR GW BUILDING

   It’s official! Our project, 497 Greenwich Building was selected by an esteemed jury for inclusion in the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation’s “Built by Women Awards” (BxW, NYC) from a pool of over 350 unique entries. The GW building will be featured in an exhibit from March 2, 2015 – April 11, 2015, at the Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Place, NYC). The Exhibit opening is on March 2, 2015 from 6-8, and is free to public, but an RSVP is required to attend.

In 2006, 497 Greenwich won the IIDA / Metropolis “Smart Environment Award.”  The building, which is located on the edge of SoHo, is an 11-story structure known for its innovative, folded glass façade, a first in parametric design.

Herbert Muschamp, revered critic for the New York Times wrote “Dubbeldam’s new design, her second New York project, is a parabuilding, an addition that wraps around the top and one side of an existing loft structure on Greenwich Street between Spring and Canal.…………… I like these new crystals. They seem ideally suited to a built-up cityscape that is often compared to a natural formation. I particularly like them in the form of parabuildings which fasten upon older structures, as if precipitated there by a dense atmosphere of change. And I suspect that the desire for change will produce even more of these gems. So will new developments in glass technology. These were the same factors that drove the Expressionist passion for glass at the beginning of the last century. It makes good historical sense for architects to revisit that source today.

– See more at: http://www.archi-tectonics.com/news/a-second-award-for-our-gw-building#sthash.LN6AyFWk.dpuf

A SECOND AWARD FOR OUR GW BUILDING

   It’s official! Our project, 497 Greenwich Building was selected by an esteemed jury for inclusion in the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation’s “Built by Women Awards” (BxW, NYC) from a pool of over 350 unique entries. The GW building will be featured in an exhibit from March 2, 2015 – April 11, 2015, at the Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Place, NYC). The Exhibit opening is on March 2, 2015 from 6-8, and is free to public, but an RSVP is required to attend.

In 2006, 497 Greenwich won the IIDA / Metropolis “Smart Environment Award.”  The building, which is located on the edge of SoHo, is an 11-story structure known for its innovative, folded glass façade, a first in parametric design.

Herbert Muschamp, revered critic for the New York Times wrote “Dubbeldam’s new design, her second New York project, is a parabuilding, an addition that wraps around the top and one side of an existing loft structure on Greenwich Street between Spring and Canal.…………… I like these new crystals. They seem ideally suited to a built-up cityscape that is often compared to a natural formation. I particularly like them in the form of parabuildings which fasten upon older structures, as if precipitated there by a dense atmosphere of change. And I suspect that the desire for change will produce even more of these gems. So will new developments in glass technology. These were the same factors that drove the Expressionist passion for glass at the beginning of the last century. It makes good historical sense for architects to revisit that source today.

– See more at: http://www.archi-tectonics.com/news/a-second-award-for-our-gw-building#sthash.LN6AyFWk.dpuf

A SECOND AWARD FOR OUR GW BUILDING

   It’s official! Our project, 497 Greenwich Building was selected by an esteemed jury for inclusion in the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation’s “Built by Women Awards” (BxW, NYC) from a pool of over 350 unique entries. The GW building will be featured in an exhibit from March 2, 2015 – April 11, 2015, at the Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Place, NYC). The Exhibit opening is on March 2, 2015 from 6-8, and is free to public, but an RSVP is required to attend.

In 2006, 497 Greenwich won the IIDA / Metropolis “Smart Environment Award.”  The building, which is located on the edge of SoHo, is an 11-story structure known for its innovative, folded glass façade, a first in parametric design.

Herbert Muschamp, revered critic for the New York Times wrote “Dubbeldam’s new design, her second New York project, is a parabuilding, an addition that wraps around the top and one side of an existing loft structure on Greenwich Street between Spring and Canal.…………… I like these new crystals. They seem ideally suited to a built-up cityscape that is often compared to a natural formation. I particularly like them in the form of parabuildings which fasten upon older structures, as if precipitated there by a dense atmosphere of change. And I suspect that the desire for change will produce even more of these gems. So will new developments in glass technology. These were the same factors that drove the Expressionist passion for glass at the beginning of the last century. It makes good historical sense for architects to revisit that source today.

– See more at: http://www.archi-tectonics.com/news/a-second-award-for-our-gw-building#sthash.LN6AyFWk.dpuf

Dutch architect Winka Dubbeldam‘s ‘497 Greenwich Building‘ was selected by an esteemed jury for inclusion in the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation’s “Built by Women Awards” (BxW, NYC) from a pool of over 350 unique entries. The GW building will be featured in an exhibit from March 2, 2015 – April 11, 2015, at the Center for Architecture.

About the Building

In 2006, 497 Greenwich won the IIDA / Metropolis “Smart Environment Award.” The building, which is located on the edge of SoHo, is an 11-story structure known for its innovative, folded glass façade, a first in parametric design.

Herbert Muschamp, revered critic for the New York Times wrote “Dubbeldam’s new design, her second New York project, is a parabuilding, an addition that wraps around the top and one side of an existing loft structure on Greenwich Street between Spring and Canal.… I like these new crystals. They seem ideally suited to a built-up cityscape that is often compared to a natural formation. I particularly like them in the form of parabuildings which fasten upon older structures, as if precipitated there by a dense atmosphere of change. And I suspect that the desire for change will produce even more of these gems. So will new developments in glass technology. These were the same factors that drove the Expressionist passion for glass at the beginning of the last century. It makes good historical sense for architects to revisit that source today.”

About the Exhibition

Built by Women (BxW) is a social and educational initiative, celebrating women’s contributions to the built environment. In addition to recognizing and supporting the diverse women working in these professions, BxW provides both current professionals and students strong role models and mentors.

Last fall, the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) launched a public competition for submissions of women-built sites. 98 diverse sites, designed, engineered, or constructed by women, reflecting strong design, have historical or cultural significance, or demonstrate substantial social or community impact, were selected by a jury representing the architectural, engineering, and construction professions.

By profiling and visually mapping women’s work across the US, starting with NYC, BxW raises awareness about the spaces where we live, work, and play. BxW produces educational materials, pop-up exhibitions and panel discussions, walking tours, activity books, merchandise, and more.

March 2, 2015 will kickstart a month-long BxW NYC exhibition at the Center for Architecture during Women’s History Month, with the support of the Women in Architecture committee of the AIA New York Chapter.

TEAM    Winka Dubbeldam founded Archi-Tectonics in 1994, and chose the name “Archi-Tectonics “ following the belief that teamwork makes strong. We are a WBE registered, research based design firm and are based in New York City and The Netherlands.  We are proud of a great team of engineers, consultants and contractors that know our concepts well and have participated in creating our body of work. We believe in creating original, innovative and sustainable designs that are expressed in optimized, energy-efficient, and sustainable solutions.  We don’t focus on a “style,” but develop a specific identity for each project. We do so through comprehensive, project specific research, which results in a CUSTOMIZED EXPERIENCE for our clients, as well as an optimal spatial formation for every design.  We facilitate what we believe construction should be: personal, high end, and affordable. Our focus on creating an identity for a customized design, together with intense teamwork, has multiplied the return on our client’s investments if not 200%, often more than 300%. 

– See more at: http://www.archi-tectonics.com/about#sthash.V25Ec72v.dpuf

TEAM    Winka Dubbeldam founded Archi-Tectonics in 1994, and chose the name “Archi-Tectonics “ following the belief that teamwork makes strong. We are a WBE registered, research based design firm and are based in New York City and The Netherlands.  We are proud of a great team of engineers, consultants and contractors that know our concepts well and have participated in creating our body of work. We believe in creating original, innovative and sustainable designs that are expressed in optimized, energy-efficient, and sustainable solutions.  We don’t focus on a “style,” but develop a specific identity for each project. We do so through comprehensive, project specific research, which results in a CUSTOMIZED EXPERIENCE for our clients, as well as an optimal spatial formation for every design.  We facilitate what we believe construction should be: personal, high end, and affordable. Our focus on creating an identity for a customized design, together with intense teamwork, has multiplied the return on our client’s investments if not 200%, often more than 300%. 

– See more at: http://www.archi-tectonics.com/about#sthash.V25Ec72v.dpuf