ZIP LINE INSTALLED AT THE HOLMENKOLLEN SKI JUMP

1 May, 2013 at 9:06

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Yourway has installed a zip line to our Skijump so you can also experience the thrilling madness of going down Holmenkollen, in complete safety!  See it in action here.

FAABORG CONSTRUCTION START

1 May, 2013 at 9:00

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Faaborg, Denmark – Rainy ceremony for our Faaborg Harbour Bath, with Bo Andersen, the helpful mayor who kept Realdania dry for the groundbreaking. See the project here.

MAY PRESS UPDATES

1 May, 2013 at 8:57

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JDS has recently been featured in various newspapers and magazines:

Following up on the Brussel Nieuws article, architectura.be develops a parallel between JDS take and Eric Corijn’s socio-political analysis of Brussels (in Dutch). Link here.

American magazine Dwell came by Julien’s place for a chat on architecture and design. Story here.

An article by Anna Nordbeck (Foto: Michael Møllegaard) in Swedish magazine RUM about our Iceberg building. Story here.

Julien De Smedt’s new design capacity, MWA – Makers With Agendas, is portrayed in this month Blueprint Magazine issue (EN), featuring an array of forthcoming projects including Mike the bike, Flatable or Accordeon.

We particularity enjoyed writer’s Rakan Budeiri summary of MWA:
‘As to whether MWA’s acronym alludes to the Nineties’ hip-hop group, or the onomatopoeic sound of a kiss, that’s up to you to decide, but this promising product range from De Smedt and co shows both a humorous attitude and a responsible agenda.’

On MWA: MWA – Makers With Agendas is a new design capacity engaged in thinking, producing and distributing design. MWA is co-founded by Julien De Smedt and William Ravn.

ANTWERP POLICE DEPARTMENT AND KALVEBOD WAVES TAKE SHAPE

1 May, 2013 at 8:51

The Police Station in Berchem, Antwerp, resumed construction after a long standby. We’re looking forward to complete this building by February 2014.

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Our Kalvebod Waves project in the harbor of Copenhagen is beginning to take shape with concrete castings in place on the northern pier. The first half is expected to be complete by the beginning of July, and the rest following by the end of the summer. Kalvebod Waves is a joint collaboration between JDS and KLAR.

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JDS WINS TWO ARCHITIZER A+ AWARDS

21 March, 2013 at 17:49

JDS WINS TWO A+ AWARDS

NEW YORK – After winning last week’s MIPIM Residential award two of our prominent projects have just been awarded at the A+ Award set out by Architizer, New York City. The A+ Awards ambition is to profile itself as the Grammys of Architecture, bringing architectural concerns and interests to a broader audience.

“The mission of the Architizer A+ Awards is to remind everyone in the world that they are fans of architecture, even if they don’t realize it. This year’s winners make our job easy. They are projects where noble ambitions match their formal sophistication – they represent the best architecture from across the globe…” says Marc Kushner, CEO of Architizer The Awards will be given out at a red carpet ceremony in New York City in May 2013.

The prizes were appointed by an all-star jury of 200 personalities, among others, Olafur Eliasson, Steven Holl, Rem D Koolhaas, Ian Schrager, Ole Bouman, Iwan Baan and even Elle Macpherson. JDS will take home the Award for the best Sport venue for the Oslo Skijump and together with our collaborators, CEBRA, SeArch and Louis Paillard, the best Residential Award for the Iceberg.

JDS WINS TWO A+ AWARDS

In addition to the awards, Julien De Smedt’s new design capacity, MWA – Makers With Agendas, will go home with two special mentions in the categories of Architecture + Urban Transformation and of Architecture + Mobility for Mike, a new urban bicycle designed as an alternative to our society’s most prominent urban and environmental problem: the car.

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On MWA:

MWA – Makers With Agendas is a new design capacity engaged in thinking, producing and distributing design. MWA is co-founded by Julien De Smedt and William Ravn.

MWA – Makers With Agendas addresses today’s world. Through observation, research and (a good amount of) curiosity we discover quirks, peculiarities and insights in unexpected places. We explore new typologies for a new society. All these strands of data are weaved together to lay the foundation for what we believe is nothing but essential in design. Our designs are simple, straightforward and unbiased.

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THE ICEBERG WINS THE MIPIM 2013 AWARD

18 March, 2013 at 18:17

THE ICEBERG WINS THE 2013 MIPIM AWARD

CANNES – The residential apartment complex “The Iceberg” in Århus, Denmark designed by JDS Architects, Cebra, SeARCH and Louis Paillard wins the Mipim award for “Best Residential Project”. The award ceremony was held last Thursday, 14 March, in the main auditorium of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.

The project provides an enormous opportunity for Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, to develop in a socially sustainable way by renovating its old, out-of-use container terminal. The area is meant to become a living city quarter and achieve a proper level of urban density, comprised of a multitude of cultural and social activities, generous amounts of workplaces, and of course, a highly mixed and diverse array of housing types.

The Iceberg has been designed in a way that it allows natural lighting and waterfront views into as many apartments as possible. The resulting open and sculptural block closely resembles an iceberg.

This year the MIPIM Award did not only start with a new presentation technique, PechaKucha which allows delegates to view each project and then make an informed vote. The MIPIM Awards did also attract a record number of entries with 175 projects from 46 countries competing.

Visit the project at http://jdsa.eu/tad and view the Drone Film Teaser here.

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ICEBERG DRONE FILM TEASER

26 February, 2013 at 13:59

A little teaser movie of our Iceberg project filmed using drones in collaboration with the 11h45 film crew from Paris.

JDS ♥ SP

14 February, 2013 at 20:36

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Happy Valentine to our favorite city of all, Sao Paulo. We have revisited pictures taken during our past trips to Sao Paulo and here is a selection.

THE ICEBERG FINALIST FOR THE 2013 MIPIM AWARD

14 February, 2013 at 20:06

THE ICEBERG FINALIST FOR THE 2013 MIPIM AWARD

Our Iceberg Project, a residential apartment complex in Århus, Denmark, has been nominated one of the 4 finalists for the 2013 MIPIM Residential Award. The award ceremony is held in Cannes, France from the 12-15 of March. We’ll keep our fingers crossed until then. Click here to see more of the Iceberg.

Vote online for our project here!

TWO IDEAS FOR GHENT

14 February, 2013 at 19:59

TWO IDEAS FOR GHENT

We recently took part in a competition for an apartment complex in Ghent and submitted 2 radically different concepts to engage in a contextual and pragmatic dialogue with our client and the city of Ghent. See the details of the proposals here.

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