Julien de Smedt: The architecture of misuse

Julien de Smedt is an architect and the founder of JDS Architects, the award-winning architecture firm behind buildings such as Oslo’s Holmenkollen Ski Jump or Copenhagen’s Kalvebod Waves.

The co—matter podcast 036 | February 04, 2020

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We met at JDS' headquarters in Copenhagen to talk about how architecture influences the way we live and interact with each other as a community. We talk about:

  • How JDS architects designs buildings and places with the intention to be misused and re-appropriated in unexpected ways

  • Julien's youth as a skateboarder in Paris and how street culture shaped his approach to architecture and design

  • The role of architecture to encourage social interactions and community engagement
    Here’s episode #31 of the co-matter podcast with Julien de Smedt.

Follow Julien at @juliendesmedt and JDS Architects at @jdsarchitects on Instagram.


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