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On December 14, architect Julien De Smedt and photographer Julien Lanoo launched their new book Built Unbuilt in an immersive experience in Tribeca. The retrospective of the young architect’s 16 year practice was brought to life through large scale photography, blown up to 1.5x thanks to never ending skills of Flavorpaper. Dozens of additional images peppered the 10,000SF space to reveal 16 years of seminal work - from the inception of De Smedt’s architectural practice PLOT with Bjarke Ingels in 2001, to the formation of the award-winning firm Julien De Smedt Architects (JDSA). The event was hosted in conjunction with Belgian design collective ERNEST.
The book takes a deep dive into De Smedt’s best architectural projects including the newly completed Secret House in Brussels and progressive works like Maison Stephane Hessel in Lille, the Gateway in Hangzhou and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Oslo - which along with Wimbledon and the Wembley Arena, is the world’s most visited sports facility. The book also showcases many of JDSA’s coastal projects including Kalvebod Waves in Copenhagen, Seabath in Faaborg and The Iceberg in Aarhus which highlight a connection between community and nature.
The event began with exceptional cocktails and fare by YJ Group, with a night of djs and dancing downstairs just in time for the meandering holiday crowds.
Many thanks to the sponsors including Delta Light, Renson, BDO, CFT, Canova, Cosentino, Duvel, and The Bennett. The book is available at Frame Publishers.
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