November 25, 2012
This summer I had the opportunity to visit some offices in central and northern Europe funded by a SCAD Presidential Fellowship. One of the offices was JDS Architects, an emerging and already leading firm with innovative approach to architectural design process. The office is run as an interactive, collaborative studio; design ideas are generated through discourse and intuitive and analytical processes are simultaneously explored. The office was founded by Julian De Smedt.
I felt very thankful that Julian took time from his busy schedule (he just came that morning from the airport flying in from New York) and spent several hours sharing with me ideas about his office and how they approach architecture. We had a great lunch in one of the local oriental restaurants. Julian maintains an exciting office environment and produces inspiring designs at all scales – furniture, architecture and cities.
- Hedonistic rooftop penthouse – Copenhagen DK
- Maritime youth house - Copenhagen DK
- Mountain, residential, parking and retail complex - - Copenhagen DK
- VM house, residential and retail - - Copenhagen DK
- Office images, including Holmenkollen ski jump, model photos
All images copyright professor Ronaszegi