juliendesmedt

Julien De Smedt

founder of @JDSArchitects (2006), Makers With Agendas with William Ravn (2013) and PLOT with Bjarke Ingels (2001-2006)

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Before the storm
Our back office @jdsarchitects
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This old friend is back! First ever version of our Stoop bench now produced and distributed in its final design by @vestre_furniture #jdsarchitects #jdsa #agendadrivenarchitecture #contemporary #architecture #arquitectura #design #city #urbanism #architects
3d or 4th place is still losing but winning as the @europeancommission host country against Brexit is a statement. Let’s do it! 🤘 📷 background: Brussels Canal Middle: our BE residential project in Brussels Administrative City Foreground: the Biestebroek Arc, mixed use ‘city in the city’ project on the Brussels Canal
When art is only a bur(d)en
Brussels Brutalism & International Style VS. Po-Mo Formalism
Back 7 years ago when I was welcomed an entire day by this lovely family to share their life in Prestes Maia, the largest squat in Latin America, in the heart of Sao Paulo. At the time, non residents weren’t allowed in the building, so as to keep its fragile order safe. Prestes Maia is a former textile factory where 478 families now live and which has become a symbol of the struggle for housing. Occupied since 2010, the estate is an aging cement giant located a few meters from the emblematic train station of La Luz, a depressed area of ​​Sao Paulo that decades ago was an icon of the splendor of the largest city in Brazil. For years Prestes Maia held the title of second largest "squat" building in Latin America, but climbed a position when the "Tower of David" in Caracas, a huge 45-story skyscraper invaded for years by families, was evicted by the Venezuelan Government in 2015. According to data from the Mayor's Office, Sao Paulo has a deficit of 358,000 homes, while 830,000 families live in slums. Prestes Maia, like any large community, is governed by rules: It is prohibited to drink alcohol in the corridors and domestic violence and drug consumption are banned from the complex. Collective cleaning is required. Source: https://m.eldiario.es/sociedad/Prestes-Maia-simbolo-okupacion-Latinoamerica_0_769923740.html
Do you @coucoubrussels ? After an already 12h long day, yes we do!
Clippings from @time magazine
Just made something lame look beautiful. It’s called slow-mo 😂 Off to Brussels
@okimostudio out of the oven findings after a week away ⚪️ ⚪️ ⚪️ ...
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And the winner is...
Blood wise, I’m 50/50 🇧🇪 and 🇫🇷. Luckily for me today, I’m post-nations... . . photo found on @henrisimons IG
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- J E T returning to 🇸🇪 for the 🇧🇪 vs 🇫🇷 epic! #julienemmateo . . . . (If you’re following me for my work, follow @jdsarchitects there it’s strictly architecture, here less & less 😎)
I don’t know why but I like this building.
Angry door
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