JDS Architects

JDS Architects’ Iceberg Housing Mimics Jagged Floating Ice in Denmark

JDS Architects’ Iceberg Housing Mimics Jagged Floating Ice in Denmark

The Iceberg was selected as the winning entry in Aarhus' international design competition held in 2008. The second largest city in Denmark, Aarhus sought to redefine its post-industrial image and find new

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New ‘Kalvebod Waves’ Waterfront Park Makes a Splash in Copenhagen!

New ‘Kalvebod Waves’ Waterfront Park Makes a Splash in Copenhagen!

JDS Architects and KLAR Arkitekter wanted the project to have a strong connection to its surrounding context, and they sought to avoid the shadows cast by the buildings on shore that created a bleak space

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Kagithane Gardens: JDS Architects Unveil Green-Roofed Daylit Office for Istanbul

Kagithane Gardens: JDS Architects Unveil Green-Roofed Daylit Office for Istanbul

Kagithane Gardens is a premier office and retail project that is designed to catalyze a new business district in Kagithane in the northern part of Istanbul. The M-shaped building rises up from courtyards

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JDS Architects’ Beijing Green Visitor Center is a Sustainable Building You Can Walk On

JDS Architects’ Beijing Green Visitor Center is a Sustainable Building You Can Walk On

JDS Architects recently unveiled their plans for the Beijing Green Visitor Center, which will sit at the entrance to a new sustainable industry park. The building serves as a welcome area for visitors and

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JDS Wins Hangzhou Waves Design Competition With 2 Gorgeous Green-Roofed Towers

JDS Wins Hangzhou Waves Design Competition With 2 Gorgeous Green-Roofed Towers

Although the finer details of the project have yet to be released, the Hangzhou Wave towers in China are definitely raising the bar for sustainable architecture. The two volumes have both been manipulated

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JDS Architects Propose a Spiraling Bicycle Museum for China’s Future Bike City

JDS Architects Propose a Spiraling Bicycle Museum for China’s Future Bike City

JDS Architects designed this extraordinary spiraling Chongming Bicycle Park for a competition to create the future Bike City in China. The museum, multi-purpose hall, and visitor center comes complete

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JDS Architects Design a Geometric Green-Roofed Youth Center for Lille, France

JDS Architects Design a Geometric Green-Roofed Youth Center for Lille, France

Lille has been developing into a destination city for both business and leisure. The JDS Youth Center reflects this constant growth, not only with its dedication to the younger populous, but also in its

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Over A Thousand Terraced Green Roofs Grace JDS’s Olympic Port Proposal for Rio

Over A Thousand Terraced Green Roofs Grace JDS’s Olympic Port Proposal for Rio

The proposed site for the Olympic Port occupies a number of large downtown blocks near the harbor of Rio de Janeiro. The project team sought with their proposal to create a new identity for the downtown

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JDS’ Rolling Birkegade Rooftop Park & Playground Graces Top Of Copenhagen Penthouses

JDS’ Rolling Birkegade Rooftop Park & Playground Graces Top Of Copenhagen Penthouses

JDS Architects designed a set of three penthouse apartments and on top of them, placed a 1,000 sq meter rooftop terrace for the residents' use. The firm's idea was to create a "missing garden" above the

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Swanky Shipping Container Sjakket House For Immigrant Youth Used to be a Moldy Factory

Swanky Shipping Container Sjakket House For Immigrant Youth Used to be a Moldy Factory

The interior was cleaned up and partially refit but very little was done to alter the existing architecture. Aside from creating the giant sports hall inside, and an exterior roof deck that has become

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JDS’s Logistic City is a Wind Powered Vertical Forest for Shenzhen

JDS’s Logistic City is a Wind Powered Vertical Forest for Shenzhen

Within Logistic City, lifted public space is surrounded by shops, offices and housing. Due to its height and design dynamics, the tower's form allows for plenty of wind circulation, so open spaces within

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Undulating Green-Roofed Hotel Opens in Norway

Undulating Green-Roofed Hotel Opens in Norway

Julien de Smedt Architects won the competition to design the hotel back in 2008 and it was recently finished this summer. The undulating hotel is uniquely built on a pre-existing parking garage -- the

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Dochodo Zoo Island is an Eden at Sea

Dochodo Zoo Island is an Eden at Sea

It sounds like the plot of the movie Jurassic Park (minus the dinosaurs), but JDS Architects have created an incredible plan for a zoo located on the South Korean island of Dochodo. The island could,

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Mermaid-Inspired Aquatic Building by JDS Architects

Mermaid-Inspired Aquatic Building by JDS Architects

Last week we featured flying architecture, and now here's a floating structure inspired by the grace and curvilinear form of a mermaid. European firm, JDS Architects' Mermaid building is in a way both

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