Julien de Smedt
JULIEN DE SMEDT is the co-founder of PLOT and an award winning internationally acclaimed architect. He is recognised for his ability to always take a fresh look at things and to challenge existing conventions. At aged just 29 years old, Julien de Smedt won the Golden Lion for his work on designing the Stavanger Concert Hall which was announced as the Worldʼs Best Concert Hall at the Venice Biennale.
JULIEN DE SMEDT / JDS ARCHITECTS ON THEIR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
“Our projects are humanly designed, politically engaged, financially viable, and structurally realistic.”
JULIEN DE SMEDT ON NEW NORDIC DESIGN
“Nordic design has evolved in the past five years from a veneration of the simple and pure lines of the classics to something more fluid - through its involvement of multicultural issues, political presence and opportunist productive methods. Its outcome has become something more eclectic and colourful, while the consistency of the classics is still oddly maintained, as if it were genetic.”