The Ready To Hand
Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter is founded by the two architects, Søren Johansen (b.1981) and Sebastian Skovsted (b.1982). The office seeks to bridge the gap between contemporary building processes and materials, and basic architectural values, through a synthesis of ideas, techniques and manufacturing methods. The office sees structure as a lively part of the space it makes by placing and connecting components which are both readable and relatable and which strongly contribute to a particular spatial character. They work competently with building heritage as well as in protected natural environments and physical contexts that require delicate responses in both architecture and landscape.
In the lecture the architects will present projects about resistance in the building processes which inspires them to play with materials and techniques. About structure as a readable and relatable part of the space it makes. About things they have ready to hand in nature, on location and in the way they build.