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Studio Collaboration with the Technical University of Braunschweig
Miller Professor and Chair of Architecture Winka Dubbeldam and Associate Professor of Practice Matthijs Bouw's 704 studio, "Calamity Library," traveled to Berlin to participate in a workshop at the Aedes Architecture Forum in partnership with Professor Almut Grüntuch-Ernst at the Technical University of Braunschweig.
During the week-long workshop, students presented the thematic content of their studio projects, while further developing their ideas through brainstorming sessions in groups and partner work.
In this third-year studio, students are exploring "design methodology that integrates an interculturally engaged design network to bring about future-oriented architectural answers to worldwide issues."
Through the lenses of climate change, politics, infrasturcture, and history, the studio is focused on global ecological challenges, especially related to architecture and water systems with an emphasis on flooding and drought.
The Aedes Architecture Forum is also featuring Dubbeldam's firm, Archi-Tectonics, in a new exhibition titled "FlatLands & Massive Things - From NL to NYC & Beyond."
Opening March 15 and on view through April 25, the exhibition offers insight into the firm's methodology, combining state-of-the-art digital technologies with nuanced philosophical approaches. It will also highlight Dubbeldam's geographic influences as a Dutch-American architect.