Today on Burning Down the House, Curtis B. Wayne is joined in the studio by Dutch architect Winka Dubbeldam. Tune into this episode to hear Winka reflect on her education and work with famed architect Peter Eisenman. Later, Curtis and Winka discuss flood threats in New York City post-Hurricane Sandy, and solutions to ease the damages of a flooded city. Hear about the separation between interior and exterior design; what caused the two disciplines to split, and how does it relate to the notion of “home”? Hear discussions about glass facades, ventilation and building, and working with developers. Listen in to hear Curtis and Winka talk about urban design issues, and the future of transportation in New York City. This episode has been brought to you by The Heritage Meat Shop.

“Holland is a great design country, but not so great in critical theory.” [4:10]

“In New York, developers are seeing that good design makes money.” [34:10]

“People are not ready to accept the fact that this city (New York City) is ancient, and it needs repair.” [45:05]

Winka Dubbeldam on Burning Down the House