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.
Below three of the projects we discuss in the conversation: The VM House (Copenhagen), Holmenkollen Ski Jump (Oslo) and Kalvebod Waves (Copenhagen). See more projects at www.jdsa.eu
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* Please note the following corrections from the audio introduction:
-JDS didn't build projects in 45 countries. but designed projects in 45 countries.
-JDS' offices are in Brussels and CPH.