Architype Dialogue presents
Marc Jay and Julie Schmidt
What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project?
In this project, the client had a fix wish of incorporating the whole shop space into the window display. Additionally, we wanted to create a space that would be eye-catching from the street both in the day- and night-time.
Did this project expand or evolve your role as an architect in any way? In general, do you feel that the role of the architect is changing on current projects?
We don’t see ourselves as artists creating buildings inspired by unique visions. Our work merges from a pragmatic method of gathering empiric material which is translated into buildings.
How is your building possible today in a way that it may not have been before and how have trends in technology and society inspired new thought and solutions?
Digital programs have allowed us to transform motives in photos to pixelated objects.
The variation of the hole-sizes results in a 3 dimensional perception of the teapot.
In the context of this project, how is your office and design process being influenced by current trends in academic curricula and incoming young architects? In turn, how are current projects and processes guiding the ongoing reformulation and development of academic curricula?
The office consists mainly of young architects. The advantage of this is that they often follow what’s new in the architectural scene. It also creates a very dynamic working environment. Several of the architects in our office teach at the Architect School of the Royal Academy here in Copenhagen so we are always, intentionally or not, affecting aspiring students.